Name of programme CHEMISTRY OF NANOMATERIALS
Qualification awarded Master in Physical Sciences
Field of study Chemistry
Study area Physical Sciences
Length of the programme 2 years (4 semesters)
Scope of programme (ECTS) 120
Language of instruction English
Location Vilnius, Lithuania
Starting date 1st September
Tuition fee for Non-EU students TBC
Why study Chemistry of Nanomaterials?
Nanomaterials are an increasingly important product of nanotechnologies. They are coming into use in healthcare, electronics, cosmetics and other areas. Materials with structure at the nanoscale often have unique optical, electronic, or mechanical properties. Physical and chemical properties of nanomaterials often differ from those of bulk materials, so graduates will gain in-depth knowledge on nanomaterials.
The programme aims and learning outcomes of the Nanomaterials Chemistry study programme is compliance with the “Tuning” methodology and European Chemistry Thematic Network methodology.
Prof. dr. Saulutė Budrienė, programme leader: Nanoscience is a multidisciplinary field related to molecular level approaches and structures with controllable and desirable properties. The field is vastly growing and extremely competitive, which makes focused study programmes in the field necessary and timely. The study programme of Master in Chemistry of Nanomaterials at Vilnius University is new, but it is built on a niche and presents a lot of potential developments. The Nanomaterials Chemistry study programme is well balanced, defining clear and realistic learning outcomes. The programme provides good coverage of fundamental chemistry as well as gives general knowledge in nanomaterials science. The Faculty of Chemistry has well equipped auditoriums, teaching laboratories, and research laboratories where students work on their final thesis.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND SELECTION CRITERIA
· Bachelor's degree or its equivalent in study areas such as Chemistry, Biochemistry, Material Science or Chemical Engineering;
· The competition score is composed of the grades in Analytical Chemistry, General Chemistry, Physical chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Quantum Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemistry of Colloids, Chemistry of Crystals and the Bachelor thesis paper;
· English language proficiency - the level not lower than B2 (following the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Students can participate in ERASMUS+ mobility programme or use Bilateral cooperation agreements which give an opportunity to study at Partner Universities or do internship abroad.
A graduate can be employed in chemical laboratories, research institutions or commercial structures dealing with high technologies also he can choose doctoral studies in Chemistry or Biochemistry.