Material Chemistry

General information

The aim of the two-year Master's study of Material Chemistry is to develop the knowledge of students with the Bachelor's degree mainly in chemistry, physics and engineering disciplines, so that they graduate as university qualified professionals in the field of material science. The study is aimed at mastering theoretical and practical knowledge and skills with which graduates will be able to independently carry out experimental and theoretical activities. The programme focuses on deepening basic knowledge of chemistry, physics and material engineering in materials technology, new materials preparation, characterization and implementation of physical testing of materials, and application of theoretical physical chemistry and quantum chemical methods for material design.

In two years students can, upon an appropriate choice of optional subjects, get qualified and focus specifically, for example, on the synthesis, preparation and production of materials based on metals or inorganic and organic materials including nano-structured ones.

The goal is to prepare professionals able to solve theoretical and practical problems, experts possessing the ability of analytical thinking, based on mastering modern methods of research and acquiring advanced knowledge about materials. This preparation creates not only a theoretical and practical basis for future graduates in practice, but also equips graduates with knowledge for further studies in related doctoral programmes. Students have the opportunity to participate in research programmes within the framework of grant projects, which are oriented to the research of new materials, including nanostructure materials with specific performance properties (catalysts, thermoelectric materials, sensors, etc.), quantum chemical calculations of the solid phase and the study of the materials structure. For these purposes modern equipment for experiments and computer technology for theoretical studies of materials is available.

A successful graduate is able to

  • understand the nature of construction materials and materials for special technologies
  • participate in the development, production and manufacture of conventional, advanced and new materials
  • carry out a chemical characterization of materials with the help of modern chemical and physical techniques
  • understand current instrumentation techniques of the entire chemical industry, perform computational modelling of materials properties
  • demonstrate deep knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and methods appropriate to the contemporary state of knowledge in the field of material chemistry
  • work at the international level with the sources of information in the field, gain an orientation in literature and search the required data

Graduate employment

Graduates of this study programme can find employment in a wide selection of professions that require a specialist university education. They can work in the development, preparation, manipulation, and characterization of: classic metallic materials, ceramic materials, glasses, polymers, semiconductors, and also all new advanced materials, such as composites, biomaterials, hybrid materials and nanomaterials. They are also prepared to work in commercial and industrial institutions in research, development, production and control. Using their wide knowledge and skills, they can easily adapt to any technical or natural science field.

Faculty Faculty of Science
Type of study follow-up master's
Mode full-time
Standard length of studies 2 years
Language of instruction czech

Field of study combinations

Field combinations with Material Chemistry


This field of study is only offered in single-subject study mode

Admission Requirements

The information displayed in this block refers to a previous admission procedure.

Written exam on the bachelor exam level (only in Czech).

Recommended literature

As seen on bachelor exam.

Evaluation criteria

Result of entrance exam.

Frequently enrolled courses

Recommended study plans and other information can be found in the faculty study catalouge.

Additional information

Website of Materials Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry:

http://matchem.sci.muni.cz/

Accreditation materials (29.2.2012 -31.8.2018): http://www.sci.muni.cz/NW/STUD/akreditace/chemie/Akreditace%20Mgr%20Chemie%20-%20obor%20Materialova%20chemie.pdf

Recommended study plan:

http://www.sci.muni.cz/NW/STUD/akreditace/chemie/dodatky/dodatek%20Materialova%20chemie.pdf

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