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Course Duration / ECTS3 semesters / 90 ECTS
University degree Master of Science (MSc)
Admission Requirements
and Curriculum
· To be admitted to the master study program Chemistry and Physics
of Materials, applicants must have either completed the
PLUS-TUM  Joint Degree Bachelor of Engineering Science
or an equivalent study course in Science or Engineering at an
accredited  tertiary institution. Suitable study courses include:
Physics, Chemistry,  Materials Science/Engineering,
Nanosciences, Mineralogy, Chemical Engineering etc.
· Curriculum
Language of instruction EnglishProof of language proficiency
Dates and Deadlines· The dates and deadlines change every semester.
· The current deadlines and dates can be found here.
Information on the department
and departmental student representatives
Department of Chemistry and Physics of Materials

Are you already a student at the PLUS and want to take up this study program as well – or switch? Please contact the Office of Admissions via the link below.

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What will I learn?
The International Master’s Degree Program Chemistry and Physics of Materials is an interdisciplinary course with a focus on the development, design, synthesis and characterization of natural and synthetic functional materials. A key part of the course is to explore the link between chemical and physical properties of materials and the consequence they have on the function of a particular component (e.g. mechanical stability, environmental impact, biocompatibility etc.). In addition to this, students will also learn about how materials can be optimally selected for a given function and processed from the raw material to the product. Tue course aims to create awareness for materials life cycles and cradle to cradle concepts. As future materials scientists we have the challenge to produce sustainable and recyclable materials fundamental in today’s world of diminishing resources.

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What makes Salzburg so special as a place to study?
The Masters program at the University of Salzburg offers a unique learning environment with an excellent student-teacher ratio. This is  ideally suited to help students gain an excellent understanding of theory and experiments. The interdisciplinary team of lecturers offers a large amount of practical and research oriented laboratory courses, which gives students important time in the laboratory to gain hands-on experience in the use of modern instruments and analytical methods. The city of Salzburg is a hotspot of cultural activity with the surrounding mountains and lakes presenting  many opportunities  for sport and nature lovers, making it a unique environment to study and live.

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Which career opportunities do I have?
The interdisciplinary nature of the Master’s Degree Program Chemistry and Physics of Materials gives graduates a broad spectrum of possible career options, ranging from working in the fields of Materials Science/Engineering to working in service industries and management. Previous graduates have found careers in chemistry and construction | automobile industry |energy | electronics | bio- and medical technology | with some students continuing their studies with a research PhD.

Postgraduate degree:
Doctoral Programme at the Faculty of Natural and Life Sciences


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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Simone Pokrant
Head of the curriculum committee Engineering Sciences | Materials and Sustainability, CPM and STM

Jakob-Haringer-Strasse 2a, 5020 Salzburg

Tel.: +43 662 8044-6281
Fax.: +43 662 8044-6289

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