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.

Course director

Prof. Alberto Paleari


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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 complete clarity concerning different pocedures, we invite those interested to consult our website. Since the procedure may take several weeks/months of processing, we highly recommend you to get in touch with the competent offices as soon as possible. PLEASE NOTE: The number of seats available are limited, therefore we request you to apply as soon as possible.

Accommodation at University of Milano - Bicocca

In order for you to fully experience Bicocca campus life, we have carefully selected the residence close to the main campus building that encourage you to not only integrate with your peers, but also with the local community. The University of Milano - Bicocca makes available at their residences ( Building U12 , via Vizzola 5 in Milan and Building U22 , via Mantova in Sesto San Giovanni ) some rooms destined to guest service. To book an accomodation and know costs and terms of your stay you can write to:

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