Modern industry is in great need of professionals in materials science ready to develop new materials and devices for application in renewable energy, consumer electronics, healthcare, and other areas. Our practical approach gives our graduates the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills for success in nearly any science or engineering topic, including electronics, energy, chemicals, automotive industry, and other sectors.
the global core materials market is expected to grow by 2027
by 2026 from $98.9 billion in 2021 the global market for smart displays should grow
would not exist without recent advances in materials science
at a rate of 8.3%
the global Lightweight Materials market is forecasted to grow from $145.73 billion in 2019 to $276.81 billion in 2027
of the cost of damage, or between $375-875 billion, could result in global savings implementing corrosion prevention best practices could result in global savings
for regional industry and education: the outflow of properly skilled materials scientists exceeds their generation
Materials Science is an versatile field with interesting challenges for:
/materials engineers /quality engineers
Work with various materials to improve their performance, or create new materials to help advance technologies or products; test, monitor and report on the quality of products
/computational modeling specialist
Predict and understand materials properties
/product development scientist
Work across the manufacturing industry on products such as medicine or food
/technical sales engineer
Use your technical knowledge along with sales skills
Solve fundamental problems in materials science
/consultants /policy advisors
Consult the businesses and government
Why earn your Master's at Skoltech?
Research-based teaching All Skoltech faculty and academic staff are engaged in internationally recognized scientific research across a wide range of topics. We incorporate findings from this research into teaching.
Faculty Study with world-renowned award winning professors (median h-index>30).
Facilities Unique facilities for state of the art research in materials science.
International study and Industrial experience All courses are taught in English. Top students are granted internships for international studies (up to 6 months). The majority of students' projects are in collaboration with industry partners.
Unique courses and expertise Unique multi-lecturer courses in materials science with annual updates for latest developments in the subject. And leading expertise in several areas including materials for energy storage and conversion, computational materials science, hierarchically structured materials.
Career Program graduates work in the aviation, energy, medical industries and R&D. Alternative options include developing their own startups on the basis of the Skolkovo ecosystem or pursuing research degrees (PhD) in Russia (Skoltech) or overseas (TU Delft, University of Texas in Austin, etc.).
Skoltech has strongly established connections with leading companies in the industry:
Our research partners:
Lectures and seminars
Free choice of disciplines. Courses are developed by professors who have worked in the best universities in the world
Independent research work on your own project based on Skoltech laboratories
Courses in innovation and entrepreneurship, providing knowledge and skills for the commercialization of scientific research
8-week internship at one of the leading companies in the industry
2 years of master's studies are equivalent to 120 ECTS credits. They are awarded for the courses taken, but also for research work, disciplines in entrepreneurship and innovation, and an internship in the industry.
Compulsory and Recommended courses:
Survey of Materials
Material Structure Characterization Methods (optional for track C)
Computational Chemistry and Materials Modeling
Applied Materials and Design (optional for tracks A and B)
Electrochemistry: Fundamentals to Applications
Structure and Properties of Materials
Advanced Materials Modeling
Aerosol Science and Technology
Fabrication Technology of Nanodevices
Composite Materials and Structures
Fundamentals of Additive Technologies
Mathematics for Engineers
Introduction to Solid State Physics
Fundamentals in Methodology of Scientific Research
Research Seminar "Advanced Materials Science"
Research Seminar "Computational Materials Science"
Ideas to Impact: Foundations for Commercializing Technological Advances
Biomedical Innovation and Entrepreneurship
IoT: Launching New Products & Startups
Technology Planning and Roadmapping: Foundation
Technology Planning and Roadmapping: Advanced
Intellectual Property, Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Technology Entrepreneurship: Advanced
Technological Innovations: from Research Results to a Commercial Product
Developing Products and Services through Design Thinking
Main Research Areas and Groups
Materials and devices for energy conversion and storage
Methods development for materials modeling
Materials and devices for optoelectronics
Materials synthesis and characterization
what our students say
Here at Skoltech each course makes me progress significantly in short time periods. On my track during first year we have practice in laboratory, coding, analythical math and computer modeling! And there are so many smart people around from all over the world! I enjoy the process of figuring out in new science fields with my groupmates.
BSc, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology → MSc, Skoltech → Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
While at Skoltech, students had some freedom to curate their course uptake as it may align with research interests and career goals. I was open to opportunities to discuss and interact with like minds in and outside academia during my Master's programme in Materials Science. For me, the Skoltech learning experience was an embodiment of clear experiential improvements on all frontiers of academic and research excellence.
BSc, Obafemi Awolowo University → MSc, Skoltech → PhD, Cambridge University
I chose to study at Skoltech because it allowed me to receive a world-class education, while also experiencing life in a foreign country. No where else could I live out my dream of living abroad in a cosmopolitan city like Moscow while studying at a top university. Skoltech encourages collaboration and team projects, teaches its students to make an impact, and this means that you learn how to create something that people can use.
BSc, New York University → MSc, Skoltech → Consulting
Skoltech opens doors for many opportunities: educational, self-educational, and lifestyle. On my Materials Science track, I have been learning microscopic, electrochemical, and physical methods of analysis, boosting my skills, and enjoying every minute I spent at Skoltech. Thanks to the comprehensive entrepreneurship training available at Skoltech, I was able to transform my research interest into business and founded a startup company K-plus, and continuing my research I commercialize potassium-ion batteries.
BSc, Moscow State University → MSc, Skoltech → K-plus
Upload your materials into the application system between January and July 2021, and submit your application.
Every candidate must take an online subject test. You will be notified by email about the specific date and time of your test.
The final admissions stage will take place online this year. You will need to pass an interview with the admissions committee, participate in an entrepreneurship challenge and take an English language test. Extra written examinations may be required for certain programs during this time (you will be notified in advance).
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