Master’s Programme in Physics, Materials Science Program By Lund University |Top Universities
  • QS World University Rankings
    87
  • Degree MSc
  • Study Level Masters
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Subject Materials Sciences
  • Duration 24 months
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Start date Sep, Aug

Materials make up everything around us and their properties are critical to the performance of any system or device where they are used. Almost every aspect of modern society is touched by a technology made possible by advances in materials. Mobile phones, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), solar cells, catalytic converters, optical fibres and smart window materials are all examples of modern technology based upon tailored materials. Since the properties of a material (which determine its function) are determined both by its structure, constituents and the way that the material is assembled, the study of materials involves many different approaches. Materials science is inherently multidisciplinary and often relies on both theoretical modelling and experimental characterisation. 

Lund hosts two of the world’s best large-scale facilities for materials science research: The world’s first 4th generation synchrotron radiation source, the MAX IV Laboratory, started operation in 2016, and the European Spallation Source (ESS) for neutron-based research is currently under construction. Education in the Master’s programme in Physics, Materials Science is strongly linked to research at these two infrastructures. You will learn how to study important properties of materials by spectroscopy, diffraction and microscopy. The Master’s programme is flexible and interdisciplinary, with a clear foundation in physics, and it is possible to combine theoretical or computational studies with experimental approaches. 

The goal of the Master’s programme is that you become become a physicist who is able to apply the principles of materials science for carrying out engineering and/or research projects. The programme emphasises application of advanced technologies in materials science. The close proximity to large-scale facilities and excellent materials science research groups provides excellent opportunities for inspiring Master’s thesis research projects.


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About University

Lund University is the #1 choice for international students in Sweden, with one third of all students choosing Lund University programmes. International students appreciate the University because of its wide range of more than 140 international degree programmes, as well as exchange and Ph.D. studies, and strong rankings performance. In the QS World University Rankings 2021 Lund University was ranked 97th in the world. In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020, the University also received high world rankings for several subject areas, including geography, development studies, environmental sciences, nursing, finance, and social policy and administration.   

Student life

The University’s campus is located in the charming, medieval university town of Lund. Because of its unique combination of traditional student organisations, academic societies and student unions, Lund is considered by many to be the best student city in Sweden. This vast number of student groups ensures that there are plenty of events and activities all year round. Lund University also has campuses located in the nearby cities of Helsingborg and Malmö.

In Lund, students can experience the rich history and cultural heritage of a Swedish medieval university town and, at the same time, be part of the dynamic and international atmosphere created by Lund University students and staff. Moreover, Lund is only 10 minutes away from Sweden’s third largest city Malmö and 35 minutes from the international airport in Copenhagen, making it a great hub for travel throughout Sweden and Europe.

International students

Lund University offers a global class environment where students gain multicultural perspectives and have the opportunity to network with people from around the world. The institution aims to provide an open and informal study experience. Currently, Lund University has 40 000 students, 20% of which are international students (60% on Master's programmes). In Lund, you will find a truly international campus, with students of as many as 130 different nationalities. 

Financial aid

The Lund University Global Scholarship is the University’s main scholarship and is open to international students who are citizens of non-EU/EEA countries. This is a merit-based scholarship that students can apply for after they have applied for degree studies with the University.

National scholarships, such as the Swedish Institute Study Scholarship, are another type of financial aid. It should also be mentioned that the University also accepts US and Canadian student loans.

Employability

Proving its dedication to high-quality education, the University was ranked as a top 100 university for graduate employability in the Global University Employability Ranking 2018.

Students in Lund are given excellent opportunities for business interaction, as the city, with its unique, world-class environment for technology, knowledge, innovation and entrepreneurship, hosts an impressive breadth of global companies.

Studying at Lund University

Lund University offers over 100 Master's programmes, nine Bachelor’s programmes in English and around 700 courses suitable for exchange students, covering the following subjects:

  • Architecture & design
  • Business, economics & management
  • Engineering & technology
  • Environment & sustainability
  • Fine & performing arts
  • Humanities & theology
  • International studies & social sciences
  • Law
  • Medicine & health
  • Science


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