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M.Sc. Chemistry and Physics of Functional Materials

Faculty 3: Mathematics/Natural Sciences, Institute for Integrated Natural Sciences (IfIN), Universitätsstraße 1, 56070 Koblenz, Germany

University of Koblenz-Landau
Institute for Integrated Natural Sciences

Master's Programme in Chemistry and Physics of Functional Materials

The aim of the master's program Chemistry and Physics of Functional Materials derives from the consideration that a close connection of the scientific concepts of chemistry and physics leads to a deeper understanding of material science contexts. Hence, at the centre of the study are modern chemical synthesis processes and technologies for the functionalization of materials, chemical and physical methods of characterization as well as new physical and material science concepts such as surface-active materials, hybrid materials, composites, nanomaterials, etc.

The program consists of a compulsory part on solid state physics as well as the synthesis and characterization of functional materials. This gives students a broad knowledge in the field of functional materials (15 ECTS). Furthermore, three optional modules (18 ECTS) out of six in specific application fields of chemistry and physics in material science have to be chosen. Electives (12 ECTS) and a research project (15 ECTS) prepare the students for their final Master's thesis and a final oral exam (30 ECTS).

An in-depth, scientifically and methodically high-quality interdisciplinary education enables graduates to qualify further in this field of study as part of a doctoral program, as well as to work in fields of activity at the interface of natural sciences, materials science and technology of materials. Graduates can apply their expertise and creativity both independently and in a team of engineers, materials scientists and other scientists working out solutions to the issues that are a prerequisite for technological progress and future economic growth.