M.Sc. Advanced Materials Science

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • Free (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    Free (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English, German ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Ulm, Germany
Master of Science program "Advanced Materials" from University of Ulm deals with modern, innovative materials with special properties at atomic/molecular scale and a pronounced potential for application in science, technology and medicine.



The program is strongly research oriented and offers students to focus on either "Nanomaterials" (nanoscaled materials with e.g. special electrical or optical traits or quantum effects) or "Biomaterials" (materials e.g. employed in cell culture, drug delivery, surgery and dental implants).

An international and interdisciplinary program taught entirely in English, "Advanced Materials" is designed for both international and German students, who have earned a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Engineering in physics, chemistry, biology, materials science, electrical engineering or other programs relating to materials/materials properties.

Students will acquire competent knowledge in the following areas:
  • Hands-on experience in physics and materials science labs
  • Scientific working methods and current research in the nano-/biomaterials field
  • Scientific competency as well as professional skills in the application range of modern materials science
  • Scope of the program: Scientific principles, experimental research, analytical methods and applications in the interdisciplinary fields of nanomaterials and biomaterials
  • Emphasis on lab work: Students get trained in conducting scientific experiments, recording and analyzing experimental data. Lab courses deal with modern physics and materials, materials science, materials used in medicine and employment of modern analytical methods and devices.
  • Independent research project: For completion of the program students work independently on an experimental master´s thesis project in an area/institute of their choice.
  • Multidisciplinarity: The master program aims at getting together students, teachers and researchers from different disciplines in natural sciences and engineering science.
Professional Perspectives
Job opportunities of master graduates include:
Positions in industry:
  • Research and development, production, service, sales and distribution of functional nano- and biomaterials
  • Technological areas, nanomaterials: Optoelectronics and laser technology, semiconductor technology, energy technology (fuel cells, batteries, photovoltaics), sensor technology
  • Technological areas, biomaterials: Medical engineering, pharmaceutical technology, food industry
  • Specialized applications
Positions in academics:
  • PhD in Germany and all over the world
  • Teaching
  • Research

Detailed Course Facts

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Tuition fee
  • Free ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • Free ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • There is no tuition fee at Ulm University. Students pay a fee of 156 € per semester (60 € administrative fee, 77 € fee student union, 19 € student council).
  • Duration full-time 24 months
    Delivery mode On Campus
    Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    Two special subjects (focusses) exist in Master of Science program "Advanced Materials": "Nanomaterials" and "Biomaterials".

    Students choose focus "Nanomaterials" or "Biomaterials" at the end of examination period of 1. semester.

    • During 1. semester all students will get an identical strong training in mathematics, natural sciences and materials sciences.

    • Strengthened practical training (lab courses) during 2. and 3. semester of both branches to allow students to get familiar with independent lab work early and to improve students´orientation with respect to research done at Ulm University institutes when deciding on a master´s thesis project for 4. semester.


    Entry Requirements
    • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Engineering (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering or other programs relating to materials/material properties); duration of the Bachelor program at least 3 years. German students can also apply with a Fachhochschul- or Berufsakademiediplom in one of the above mentioned subjects.
    • Prove of 2 Mathematics and 2 Physics courses or 2 Mathematics and 2 Chemistry courses (3 hours per week and semester each) attended and passed.
    • Good command of English proven by either IELTS-test (minimum score 6.5) or TOEFL test (minimum score 88).
    Evaluation of applications draws upon the applicant´s bachelor program, final bachelor grade or current CGPA, bachelor courses (courses and course grades in mathematics, physics, chemistry, materials science, engineering science and biology/biochemistry), the applicant´s motivation to participate in the program (motivation letter) and two reference letters by university teachers from bachelor university.

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    University of Ulm

    Ulm, Germany

    Germany The University of Ulm (German: Universität Ulm) is a public university in the city of Ulm, in the South German state of Baden-Württemberg. The university was founded in 1967 and focuses on natural sciences, medicine, engineering sciences, mathematics, economics and computer science.

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