Materials Science

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Description of the course

Master Degree in Materials Science offered by the Department of Materials Science at the University of Milano-Bicocca is a 2-year study program aimed at providing advanced knowledge on chemistry and physics of materials, along with modelling approaches and experimentaltechniques of materials characterization, with practical application in experimental laboratories.

The students learn about the interpretation and the design of function vs. structure relationships in a wide class of materials, providing an under-lying basis for understanding principles, applications and entrepreneurial aspects of nanotechnology. In order to allow for an individual specialization, the program provides a broad choice of courses on specific classes of materials and their function-related structures. Besides technical knowledge, the program also focusses on acquiring competencies related to research skills and scientific communication.

Finally, the theoretical knowledge is applied and enhanced through an internship and Master thesis, which are carried out within a network of collaborations involving research groups and industrial partners. Overall, the program endeavors to create graduates with a multi-disciplinary approach in developing new pathways for research and technology innovation, with a specific view to integrate scientific and ethical perspective to the sustainability of processes and technologies in the field of material development.

Career path

New materials determine the performance, efficiency, quality and sustainability of products and processes in all modern industries and application areas. With a Master in Materials Science, graduates can either directly work in industry or can further specialize by carrying out a PhD.


For more information, see the brochure.

Course director
Degree requirements

Min. 3 years Bachelor Degree from an accredited college/university or its equivalent English Certification: Certificate of proficiency in English corresponding to min. B2 level, issued by recognized institutions.

Admission procedure

Admission procedures vary according to the student’s nationality and place of residence. For details concerning different procedures, we invite to consult our website pages e-learning and how to enroll section.

The application form must be filled in on line at Segreterie Online  (click top-right of the page for the English (EN) version).

Please note: extra-UE students requiring VISA must apply for pre-enrolment to the Italian Embassy (or Consulate) in their country no later than 24th July 2019. Applications open on the 15th of April 2019 Interview for students are scheduled in the following dates:  - June 21st 2019 (for those who apply before June 17th) - September 27th 2019 (for those who apply from June 18th till September 16th)

Further information
Accommodation at University of Milano - Bicocca

The University of Milano - Bicocca makes available accommodation for international students.To book accommodation and learn about the costs and terms of your stay you can write to: The University of Milano-Bicocca also offers scholarships to cover accommodation and living costs. For terms of application please consult our tax page 

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