The FAME Master programme is a two-year (120 ECTS) Master of Science Program offered in English by 7 universities of 4 different countries (France, Germany, Belgium, and Portugal).
These institutions host world-renowned leading research laboratories in the field of Advanced Materials Science. The students will benefit from the best practices used at these institutions and will take part in the management of scientific research-oriented projects.
The course consists of 4 semesters study of 30 ECTS each including a Master thesis in a European research laboratory. Students are required to spend Year 1 and 2 in at least two institutes from different countries.
Mandatory and optional courses are integrated and taught by distinguished professors and researchers who interact closely in the frame of EMMI.
The first two semesters deals with general topics about materials science.
The third semester is dedicated to a specialization provided by one of the partner universities as world-leading expert; it is made of mandatory and elective courses.
The last semester is spent in one of the laboratories of the European Network of Excellence FAME or in a related industry.
General deadline, applies to everyone.)
Dates reflect the university's timezone.
Tuition fee for the international students.)
European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.)
For EU students, 835€ is the maximum fee, you might pay less depending on your financial situation. For Non-EU students, 2,400€ is the average fee, which goes from 835€ up to 4000€; your tuition fee will depend on your nationality; please visit our website for more information
This international Master of Science (MSc) aims at providing high-level academic and research-oriented education about the synthesis, the characterisation and the processing of all classes of materials with special emphasis on hybrids and ceramics.
The first objective is to promote excellence, innovation, originality, mobility, diversity as well as complementarity between European universities in the domain of functionalised advanced materials. Such a level of scientific education is unique in Europe.
The second objective is to bring highly-motivated third-country graduate students to Europe to allow them benefiting from an education in the technological domain of nanomaterials and materials science.
The final goal is to prepare the students for entering a PhD program in Europe or abroad for instance in one of the FAME network laboratories. Alternatively, students should be able to fill leading positions in industry as scientists or engineers in materials science.
The Master Course ensures an intensive and innovative training for both non-European and European students. The program forms a new generation of students with multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary profile and fosters networking activities within Europe and third countries in the field of research and education.
The 7 institutional partners offer a larger variety of knowledge as well as a broader spectrum on research than a single university could propose. The students benefit from the best practices used in work teams and take part to the management of scientific research-oriented projects.
They have the opportunity to specialise in 7 different research areas:
Learning outcomes : knowledge, skills & competences
At the end of the two-year FAME Master program, the graduate students will be able to:
The following skills will be developed as a result of the Master course:
Beside the academic knowledge, students have to acquire the following issues:
The requirements to access to the master programmes are regulated by articles 51 to 53 of the decree of 31 March 2004 defining higher education, promoting its integration into the European Higher Education Area, and refinancing universities.
The master programmes are open to students who hold one of the following:
The additional requirements are designed to ensure students have sufficient knowledge of the subjects required for the intended studies.When these additional requirements consist in one or several additional courses, they cannot add more than 15 credits in total to the student's course load, considering all other credits counting towards their admission.These courses are included into the curriculum of their master programme.
Master programmes are also open to students who, in order to earn the bachelor in the same curriculum, must still pass no more than 12 credits and are registered for those courses.
Master programmes, possibly subject to additional courses worth no more than 60 credits (when this added course load is over 15 credits, it must be taken as a preparatory year), are open to students who hold one of the following:
knowledge and skills, acquired through personal or professional experience, that can be recognised by the admissions jury. This relevant experience must be equivalent to at least five years of professional activity, not taking into account failed years of higher education. At the conclusion of an evaluation process organised by the academic authorities, the admissions jury judges whether the student's skills and knowledge allow them to successfully pursue the programme.
International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to universities in Belgium when:
No work experience is required.
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