Nanoscience, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language

About

As a Master graduated from the Nanoscience programme from University of Jyväskylä you will

  • understand the importance of size and shape in nanoscale
  • understand properties of nano-objects in chemistry, biology and physics
  • know common fabrication and characterization methods for nano-objects
  • master experimental and/or or theoretical methods in his/her major subject for studying nano-objects
  • are able to plan and conduct research project
  • are able to write scientific report with good language
  • are able to perform scientific discussion and communicate scientific results

Career

Nanoscience and -technology are relatively new fields with a strong focus on opportunities for applications and innovations. A large portion of existing companies are interested in nanoscience and technology and increasing number of them are already using nanotechnology in their products.

This creates a need for experts in nanoscience, thus establishing potential for recruitment. Nanoscience is also a good platform for establishing start-up companies. Master degree in nanoscience provides also an excellent basis for postgraduate studies.

Programme Structure

The contents of the studies reflect the areas of expertise at NSC:

  • spectroscopy, computational chemistry and supramolecular chemistry (chemistry major),
  • nanophysics and theoretical physics (physics major), and
  • cell structure and dynamics, virology and bioimaging (cell and molecular biology major).

Nanoscience is a rapidly evolving field and teaching is very tightly connected with research. Masters Thesis projects are done in research groups as part of on-going research projects.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • 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.

  • Minimum required score:

    580

    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:

    92

    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 selection process comprises of two parts:

1) Reviewing of the application documents

2) Interview (in person or via Skype/Video/Telephone)

Eligibility

Eligible applicants for the Masters Degree Programme must have completed a bachelors degree by the end of the application period. Conditional admission is possible, if the degree is expected to be completed by the end of June 2017. The selection will be based on the level of grades on the completed degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

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

Living costs for Jyvskyl

700 - 1,100 EUR/month
Living Costs

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

Funding

Scholarship
  • Nanoscience Center offers a limited number of grants (500 /month, max of 24 months)

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.