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BSc, MSc & PhD Programs: Beyond Nanoscience

You want to build the next generation of solar cells, starting from molecular building blocks? You want to change the world of computing by assembling revolutionary memory materials atom-by-atom? Or you want to develop materials preventing or curing disease? Then have a look at the Bachelor, Master and PhD programs related to and inspired by the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials' research lines.

Our activities cover both Bachelor and Master levels in the field of Physics and Chemistry. But, since it is our mission to train a new generation of researchers in cross-disciplinary approaches to research and equip them with the diverse skills required by modern science, we also have programs breaking the traditional boundaries between disciplines. We are very proud on our interdisciplinary Top Master program Nanoscience in this regard, which was rated the best Master program of the Netherlands several times by national study guides. Next to this, we also offer the High Tech Systems and Materials Honours Master, which tackles real-life product development challenges in the same interdisciplinary fashion.

Additionally to the Bachelor and Master education, the Zernike Institute has the responsibility to train approximately 150 current PhD students to become independent, high level scientists. The main component is 'hands-on training', working side-by-side with the research staff of the institute. Complementary to this initiative, the Graduate School of Science offers courses on general topics (soft skills, transferrable skills) including scientific writing, presentation skills and language courses.

More information on the different programs can be found by selecting one of the items below. But if you need any further information, you can directly approach us via zernike@rug.nl