Materials Science and Technology is a master’s programme with a focus on developing and commercialising new materials and their applications. Studies of materials science and the basics of entrepreneurship are combined with activities aimed at creating a product and its manufacturing technology.
The programme provides knowledge of theoretical principles of materials science, testing and investigation methods and development and design of materials. Students' development projects are done in cooperation with scientific laboratories where they also perform the experimental part of their master’s thesis.
Graduates can work as specialists in the area of materials development in manufacturing enterprises and research institutions, start and run new small and medium businesses handling with materials or continue their studies at doctoral level.
The tuition fee for fee-paying students on this programme is 4400 euros per year. Note that tuition fees can only be paid once the new semester officially begins.
Altogether 15 study places are available on the programme. On the basis of the admission results, 10 best applicants will be given tuition-waiver scholarships. Applicants do not have to apply for the tuition-waiver separately, as they will be considered automatically for the competition.
Information about the rules and conditions for tuition-waiver scholarships as well as tuition fee payments is given here.
Information about other scholarships is available here.
The University of Tartu belongs to the top 1.2% of the world's best universities (QS World University Rankings, THE Rankings).
Each student joins a laboratory and takes part in the scientific work of the lab. The students can choose between the labs of the Institute of Physics, the Institute of Chemistry, and the Institute of Technology. Some examples of the topics:
An opportunity to start your own business - entrepreneurship courses are an important part of the programme and students are expected to develop a product in cooperation with the scientific labs which can be put into production and has real business value. Students go through all steps of opening and running their own company.
Internship is a mandatory part of the programme.
Graduates can work as specialists developing materials in manufacturing enterprises or research institutions and laboratories. They have knowledge and skills to start and run new small and medium businesses handling with materials. Graduates are able to continue their studies at doctoral level.