Profile and Career - MSc in Nanoscience – University of Copenhagen

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Profile and Career

The MSc Programme in Nanoscience gives you the opportunity to specialise in various aspects of the core areas of nanotechnology.

All graduate students must follow a large course (15 ECTS credit points) in which you work with the basic concepts and techniques of nanotechnology at an advanced level. The course focuses on the special properties of nanosized systems and on developing the physical and chemical basis for these systems.

You have more influence on the other elements of the study programme. You can choose between a range of restricted elective courses within the field of nanoscience - the main objective here is to work in depth with a select few of the sub-disciplines of nanotechnology (physics, chemistry, biology).

Finally, it is important that you maintain your academic breadth by taking elective courses. For this purpose you have 30 ECTS credit points at your disposal, and they might very well be taken at other institutions, such as the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (under the University of Copenhagen) or at Lund University in Sweden. You can also choose to do a project in pratice in collaboration with a company or an institution.

Competence Description

Graduates in Nanoscience are able to:

  • Formulate, structure and manage a research project involving the  development and application of the subject's methodology 
  • Manage complex work and development situations in collaboration with other groups of experts 
  • Identify and summarise the available knowledge in a given field of
    nanoscience
  • Evaluate the methodology use in nanoscience, it applications and its limitations 
  • Discuss the subject's methods, theory and results, both in general and on a scientific level 
  • Discuss the application of the subject's results in an industrial, social and ethical context in an academic manner 
  • Take independent responsibility for their own academic development and specialisation.

Skills

Graduates in Nanoscience are capable of:

  • Processing and analysing data
  • Setting up and analysing theoretical models
  • Reading and understanding original academic literature
  • Using the subject's main databases
  • Explaining nanoscience projects, both orally and in writing.

Knowledge

Graduates in Nanoscience have:

  • Acquired knowledge and learned appropriate methods within selected areas of active research by attending courses and working on projects
  • Acquired in-depth knowledge of an area of specialisation at an international level by conducting independent research under supervision.

Career Opportunities

The MSc in Nanoscience is a commercially oriented programme. This means that the primary labour market for graduates is the growing number of Danish and international high-tech companies. The programme organises match-making events between students and companies. These can often lead to thesis projects, summer jobs and employment with a company upon graduation.Til toppen

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