Nanoscience, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    13500 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
Nanoscience is an interdisciplinary field within the natural sciences. It deals with understanding and utilising materials and phenomena at the nanoscale – that is, between 0.1 and 100 nanometres. The ability to work on this scale makes it possible to develop highly improved or completely new functions and properties in a wide range of materials. This programme is delivered by Aarhus University.

About

The MSc in Nanoscience programme at Aarhus University is open to students with a BSc degree from a Danish or an international university and with an interdisciplinary background in nanoscience and/or physics, chemistry and molecular biology. 

The Nanoscience degree programme is both practical and research-oriented. Students can complete an MSc project in a number of areas, including nanomaterials, nanocatalysis, nanobiotechnology, nanomedicine, nanofood, toxicology, and ethical aspects of nanotechnology.

 Programme Structure

The MSc programme consists of 120 ECTS credits. Students study subjects within the fields of physics, chemistry and molecular biology, as well as specific nanoscience subjects. Based on their previous academic specialisation, students choose their courses and the subject of their MSc project so as to specialise in either nanophysics, nanochemistry, or molecular biology. 

Students are offered guidance in selecting their individual course programmes from a suite of Master’s courses offered by iNANO and the relevant departments. The degree programme concludes with the Master’s project.

Interdisciplinary iNANO

The Nanoscience degree programme at Aarhus University is based at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Centre, iNANO. iNANO is staffed by researchers in the departments of physics, chemistry, molecular biology and genetics, and bioscience, as well as a considerable number of associated researchers from the Faculty of Health. The centre’s mission is to build on three basic pillars: top-level international research, education at all levels from BSc to PhD, and innovation and interaction with industry and society at large.

Careers

As a graduate in nanoscience, you will be qualified to work in R&D in both public and private sectors in medicine, the environment, biotechnology, and the IT and communication industries. A number of R&D projects are currently under way at iNANO itself, in collaboration with approximately 100 Danish and international companies, including Danfoss, Grundfos, Arla Foods, Haldor Topsøe, Lundbeck, Novozymes, and Aalborg Portland. 

The iNANO School – part of the iNANO Centre – comprises both an international graduate school and associated research groups in physics, chemistry, biology, and molecular biology, working in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. iNANO promotes excellent science and provides an academic environment for PhD students of the highest calibre, and many graduates of the programme go on to do a PhD.

Programme Structure

The Master’s degree in nanotechnology counts as 120 ECTS credits and includes subjects in the physics, chemistry, molecular biology and biology fields of study, as well as some specific nanotechnology subjects. You specialise by participating in course activities and projects and by writing a thesis. You structure you own individual study programme with the help of a teacher associated with iNANO by choosing courses from a course catalogue. Your programme is based on your academic qualifications and interests and the subjects you studied for your Bachelor’s degree. The plan must be approved by the Board of Studies before you can enrol for examinations.

For more information, please check the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • For February Start only applicants with a legal right of admission can apply
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score:

    560

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    83

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

The following Bachelor’s degrees qualify students for admission to the Master’s degree programme in Nanoscience:

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Nanoscience from Aarhus University.

The following other degrees can provide admission to the Master’s degree programme in Nanoscience:

  • A Bachelor of Science degree amounting to at least 60 ECTS credits in Nanoscience can qualify the student for admission.

Other qualifications can provide admission to the Master’s degree programme, provided the university assesses that their level, extent and content correspond to the degrees mentioned above.

For more information, please check the programme website.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    13500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Living costs for Aarhus

6,200 - 9,300 DKK/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.