MScMaterials Science and Technology
|Study location||Estonia, Tartu|
|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Awards||MSc (Master of Science (Materials Science and Technology))|
|Tuition fee||€6,000 per year
There are 8 tuition waivers available for top ranked applicants in 2023, including 7 tuition waivers for EU/EEA/Swiss applicants, 1 tuition waiver for other applicants (regardless of citizenship).
More information on tuition fees is available at www.ut.ee/tuition.
NB! Applicants who are not citizens of EU/EEA/Switzerland must pre-pay half of the first semester’s tuition-fee after receiving an admission offer.
|Application fee||€100 one-time
Application fee is non-refundable.
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification (must be obtained by the end of July) in science, technology, or engineering, encompassing at least 45 ECTS in mathematics, physics, chemistry, materials science or engineering. For country-specific document requirements please see www.ut.ee/country-specific.
Please be sure to also check further information and our step-by-step application guide at www.ut.ee/matsci.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Estonian.
All applicants must comply with our English language requirements. The only acceptable English tests and exempt categories are specified at www.ut.ee/requirements.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Please upload the final version of the motivation letter before submitting the application. It can not be edited after the application is submitted.
All applicants to the Materials Science and Technology programme are required to submit a motivation letter (in English, maximum of 3000 characters with spaces) which should be based on the following points:
- Please describe briefly your previous studies and work experience, as well as your personality. Explain how your educational and professional background relates to the programme you are applying to.
Note that the motivation letter must be submitted with your online application by 15 March at the latest.
- Knowledge in the fields of science and technology and fit between the student’s background and goals, with the study programme (50%);
Candidates who receive at least 51 points for both their average grade and their motivation letter will be invited to the interview (via Internet).
The interview is designed to determine the applicant’s readiness to study in the Materials Science and Technology master’s programme.
The duration of the interview is 20 minutes and it is conducted in English either via Internet or in person. The interviews will be scheduled in cooperation with qualifying candidates after March 15 when the motivation letters have been evaluated.
The interviewee will be evaluated based on the following conversation topics:
- Candidate’s previous studies and experience related to materials science, technology, and related areas, and his/her motivation;
Please see admission requirements section on www.ut.ee/matsci for further information.
Materials Science and Technology is a master’s programme with a focus on developing and commercialising new materials and their applications. Studies of materials science and the basics of entrepreneurship are combined with activities aimed at creating a product and its manufacturing technology.
The programme provides knowledge of theoretical principles of materials science, testing and investigation methods and development and design of materials. Students’ development projects are done in cooperation with scientific laboratories where they also perform the experimental part of their master’s thesis.
Why study Materials Science and Technology?
• Focus on developing and commercialising new materials and their applications.
• Each student joins a laboratory and takes part in the scientific work of the lab. You can choose between the labs of the Institute of Physics, the Institute of Chemistry, and the Institute of Technology.
• An internship is a mandatory part of your studies.
• Professor Mikhail Brik belongs to the top 1% of the most-cited scientists in the world (ESI 2021).
• After graduation, you can work as a specialist, developing materials in manufacturing enterprises, research institutions and laboratories. You can also start a business handling materials or continue your studies at the doctoral level.
Please see the programme structure in our Study Information System
Graduates can work as specialists developing materials in manufacturing enterprises or research institutions and laboratories. They have knowledge and skills to start and run new small and medium businesses handling with materials. Graduates are able to continue their studies at doctoral level.