|Qualification awarded||Master in Physical Sciences|
|Field of study||Chemistry|
|Faculty||Faculty of Chemistry and Geosciences|
|Study area||Physical Sciences|
|Length of the programme (years)||2 years (4 semesters)|
|Scope of programme (ECTS)||120|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Starting date||1st September|
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WHY STUDY CHEMISTRY OF NANOMATERIALS AT VILNIUS UNIVERSITY?
Nanomaterials are an increasingly important product of nanotechnologies. They are coming into use in healthcare, electronics, cosmetics and other areas. Materials with structure at the nanoscale often have unique optical, electronic, or mechanical properties. Physical and chemical properties of nanomaterials often differ from those of bulk materials, so graduates will gain in-depth knowledge on nanomaterials.
This program aims to provide an education that gives students an introduction to the processes involved in scientific research; provides the knowledge and skills needed for a career as a professional chemist; apply theoretical knowledge to real chemical problems; provides a suitable foundation for work in chemistry of nanomaterials or in a multi-disciplinary area involving chemistry and nanomaterials chemistry.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND SELECTION CRITERIA
- Bachelor's degree or its equivalent in Physical Sciences (Chemistry), Life Sciences (Biochemistry),Technological Sciences (Chemical Engineering or Material Engineering);
- The competition score is composed of the grades in Analytical Chemistry, General Chemistry, Physicalchemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Quantum Chemistry,Biochemistry, Chemistry of Colloids, Chemistry of Crystals and the Bachelor thesis paper;
- English Language requirements: applicant has to present document providing the level not lower than B2(following the common European Framework of Reference Languages (CEFR), or TOEFL score75/IELTS score 6.
Students can participate in ERASMUS+ mobility programme or use VU’s Bilateral cooperation agreements which give an opportunity to study at VU’s Partner Universities or do internship abroad.
A graduate can be employed in chemical laboratories, research institutions or commercial structures dealing with high technologies also he can choose doctoral studies in Chemistry or Biochemistry.
Prof. dr. Saulutė Budrienė, programme leader
Nanoscience is a multidisciplinary field related to molecular level approaches and structures with controllable and desirable properties. The field is vastly growing and extremely competitive, which makes focused study programmes in the field necessary and timely. The study programme of Master in Chemistry of Nanomaterials at Vilnius University is new, but it is built on a niche and presents a lot of potential developments.
The Nanomaterials Chemistry study programme is well balanced, defining clear and realistic learning outcomes. The programme provides good coverage of fundamental chemistry as well as gives general knowledge in nanomaterials science. The Faculty of Chemistry and Geosciences has well equipped auditoriums, teaching laboratories, and research laboratories where students work on their final thesis.
Greta Merkininkaitė, student from Lithuania
Studying “Chemistry of Nanomaterials” program gave me the theoretical and practical knowledge of the chemical, physical and engineering laws and processes taking place not only in our eye visible, but the nano level. During the studies, knowledge of nanostructures, surface, structure, methods of forming nanostructures and their applications, allows to look at the world with different eyes. Particularly important practical skills that I received during the laboratory work, the latter not only provides opportunities to be competitive in the labor market, but also to creatively solve problems in everyday life, both at work, analytical thinking, self-confidence.