Career opportunities

As a master's degree student in Materials Science for Energy and Nanotechnology, you will receive a solid interdisciplinary background in both chemistry and physics, both theoretical and practical.

Advanced materials and sustainable energy solutions are focus areas in both Norwegian and international industry and research. This programme of study is designed to give you both breadth and depth, equipping you to meet the challenges facing us today and in the future.

Job sectors and opportunities

You will be sought after in sectors such as technology and energy, and by companies with an environmental focus. An interdisciplinary approach is particularly important in solving the significant challenges being faced and for achieving effective teamwork.

Some of our former master's students now work at SINTEF, the Institute for Energy Technology, the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, Statoil, Aker Solutions, Jotun, Statkraft, DNV GL, the National Criminal Investigation Service, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, the Ministry of Climate and Environment, in education and many other relevant sectors.

A number of former students have become entrepreneurs and have founded their own companies in the field. An interdisciplinary background opens up numerous opportunities. You can, for example, also take the "Gr√ľnderskolen" course (information in Norwegian) at the Centre for Entrepreneurship alongside your studies.

If you take an additional one-year teacher training you will also become qualified to teach at secondary schools and colleges.

Research training

A master's degree can open doors to a career in research through a PhD in Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Oslo or another Norwegian university or university abroad. A PhD gives you a broad platform for employment as a researcher in the private sector or at research institutions or universities.  

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Published May 23, 2017 12:31 PM - Last modified July 3, 2017 1:52 PM