As an introduction to the programme, the first semester consists of four compulsory courses providing a platform in nano-scale processing, analysis and physics . In one of these courses, the students work with a project in one of the research groups within the Nanometer Structure Consortium. This provides a close interaction between the master programme and the research environment already from the first semester.
The second and third semesters consist of elective courses which the students, in dialog with the Programme Coordinator, combine into an individual specialization according to interest and prerequisites. Examples of specializations are Nanophysics, Materials Science and Biosensors. At least half of the elective courses have to come from a list of suggested courses but other relevant courses may, depending on the students background, be chosen from the wide selection of courses offered at LTH and Lund University. Students who, in addition to physics, have for instance chemistry, biology or electronics in their Bachelor-exam, will thus have excellent possibilities to create an individual specialisation.
The specialisation concludes with a diploma project. The extent of the diploma project, 30 higher education credits, corresponds to full time studies during one semester but it is quite often interleaved with courses during two semesters. During the diploma project, the student will be an active member in a world-class research group. The resulting Master of Science in Nanoscience is therefore extremely well prepared for Doctoral studies as well as for industrial R&D.
More information can be found at http://www.lth.se/english/education/master/nanoscience/