Learning outcomes

The Master's degree programme in Materials Science for Energy and Nanotechnology is an interdisciplinary course in physics and chemistry. Teaching has a comprehensive focus on functional groups with options for specialising in synthesis, characterisation and modelling. The programme trains candidates who can contribute to interdisciplinary solutions and provides in-depth skills through conducting a significant academic project.

On completing a master's degree in Materials Science for Energy and Nanotechnology, you will have achieved:


You have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of principles, methods and theory within your chosen specialisation:

  • You can apply insights from your master's studies to gain new knowledge.
  • You have a good understanding of relevant theory within the field.
  • You can apply academic methods to research, and you can produce and characterise test material.
  • You have the necessary technical platform to be able to teach at university and college Level

You have interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of the physical and chemical principles that apply to your chosen specialisation: 

  • You have excellent knowledge and insight into the functional properties of solids in your area of specialisation.
  • You have excellent insight into how production methods affect the functional properties of the materials within your area of specialisation.
  • You understand how your own field of specialisation is affected by scale-dependent issues related to nanotechnology.
  • You understand how your own field of specialisation can affect future production and storage of sustainable energy.
  • You can apply ideas related to your own topic of study to new areas, and think innovatively.


You can conduct a large project from formulating the problem to reporting and discussing the results:

  • You are experienced in formulating relevant problems and hypotheses, as well as planning, conducting and interpreting experiments and computations.
  • You can source and critically interpret relevant literature and reference it correctly.
  • You can evaluate the quality of your own work and that of others, including academic literature.

You are capable of presenting an extensive project with results and a well-formulated problem in the form of a written thesis including posters and lectures:

  • You are able to keep a journal and use it as a tool for securing traceability and adequate documentation.
  • You have the skills and routines to guarantee safe working conditions in laboratories for synthesis and characterisation.
  • You are able to use relevant computer programmes for collecting, simulating, processing and presenting data.

General competence

You are capable of interdisciplinary collaboration and communication with colleagues, experts from other disciplines and with the Public:

  • You are securely grounded in your field and can use this as the basis for collaborating with others.
  • You have acquired methods for remaining updated in your own field.
  • You can apply and combine knowledge from your own field with knowledge from other fields in order to gain new insights.
  • You can communicate your professional knowledge both in written and spoken forms at a level suited to your audience.
  • You can reflect on various social, legal and ethical aspects related to the presentation and use of materials from your field.
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Published May 23, 2017 12:31 PM - Last modified July 3, 2017 1:53 PM