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Physics and Nanotechnology

Master (2 years) of Science in Physics and Nanotechnology, 120 ECTS
Engineering Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Campus Lyngby
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7500 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


This MSc programme centres around physics as the basis of modern technology. The programme covers a wide range of technological, theoretical, and experimental techniques and includes topics such as the development of nanostructured materials with tailor-made electrical, magnetic, optical, mechanical and chemical properties; manufacturing and integration of nano- and micro components in systems design; modelling of complex biological systems; optical data processing and transfer; and the development of technologies for sourcing, storing, and converting sustainable energy—– e.g. fuel cells and hydrogen technology.

Study lines:
  • Atomic-scale Physics
  • Biophysics and Complex Systems
  • Nanosystems Engineering
  • Optics and Photonics
  • Physics and Nanotechnology for Sustainability and Energy
Students enrolled in the programme are not limited to one of these subject areas, but are able to combine topics.

Career Opportunities 

Advanced physics skills are applicable to a broad spectrum of areas, but graduates work primarily in the field of research and development in private and public companies.


To be admitted to this programme, you must have an academic bachelor degree.
Read more about the admission to Physics and Nanotechnology.

For Non-EU/EEA citizens there is an application fee.
Read more about application fees at Technical University of Denmark.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level.
Read about the language requirements of Technical University of Denmark.

Apply directly at Technical University of Denmark with all relevant documentation.
Read more about application procedures and deadlines.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact the Technical University of Denmark directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

For Further Information

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You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in
Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section
The Danish Higher Education System

Autumn Semester, non-EU/EEA citizens

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn Semester, EU/EEA citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01



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