Why choose this programme?

Would you like to contribute to the development of sustainable energy? Do you want to be part of a research environment with an industrial focus? The master's programme 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.

A brief description of the programme

This master's programme is for those who wish to understand the interaction between structure and characteristics, and who wish to contribute to the development of functional materials for use in energy production and storage, improved energy efficiency, and for electronics and advanced sensors.

The programme provides in-depth competence in the crossover between physics and chemistry and equips graduates to contribute to interdisciplinary solutions in product development and global challenges in the future. The programme will qualify you for work in fields related to either chemistry or physics, but also enable you to participate in larger projects where both physics and chemistry are important. Most of our graduates find employment in research and development within the private sector or at research centres and universities, often subsequent to a PhD research degree.

You will learn to work independently with research as you conduct a sizeable project - your master's thesis. We train you to think critically and communicate your research results clearly and effectively.

Our research groups focus on a broad range of issues connected with;

  • energy; fuel cells, batteries, solar cells and energy conversion
  • functional materials; sensors and semiconductor Electronics
  • nanotechnology; catalysis, size dependent effects and structuring

We participate in significant national and international research projects and collaborate extensively with industry and other universities and research institutions. There are numerous opportunities for collaborations outside of UiO.

Study environment

The programme is linked to an extremely active student association, Menangeriet. They organise game nights, film nights, excursions as well as academic input such as exam preparation workshops and lectures in popular science. Students are actively involved in shaping the courses offered through Student Council - Chemistry and Student Council - Physics.

Studying abroad

Students at the University of Oslo have a number opportunities to take a part of their course at a foreign university. You can participate in an organised exchange programme: read more about exchange programmes.

Individual agreements are also occasionally possible between students, supervisors and researchers at universities abroad. The time and duration of a period spent studying abroad is individual and flexible.

Career opportunities

The master's programme, in particular with a 60-credit thesis, qualifies you for further PhD studies in materials science, and depending on your field of specialisation, also in associated fields in physics and chemistry.

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

A number of former students have become entrepreneurs and have founded their own companies. An interdisciplinary background opens up many opportunities.

Advanced materials, sustainable energy solutions and nanotechnology are focus areas in business and research. A master's degree in Materials Science for Energy and Nanotechnology will pave the way for interesting employment.

Read more about career opportunities.

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Published May 23, 2017 12:31 PM - Last modified Nov. 3, 2020 1:44 PM