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Master Nanotechnology

Your access to state-of-the-art facilities

The programme of the University of Twente in nanotechnology is the only nanotechnology Master’s programme in the Netherlands. It offers you access to world-class labs and state-of-the-art facilities. You will receive personal guidance throughout the programme and benefit from a thorough academic training that covers everything from research skills to setting up a business. Want to know more about the Master’s programme? Go to the website for more information.

Career opportunities

A Master’s degree in Nanotechnology gives you a wide range of career options. You will be making a very smart move by broadening your Bachelor’s studies in Applied Physics, Chemical Engineering or Electrical Engineering with a Master’s in the cutting-edge field of nanotechnology.

PhD Programme

Many graduates go on to study for a PhD, with opportunities here at the MESA+ research institute and throughout the world. You will conduct independent research for a number of years under the supervision of a senior researcher within a research group, culminating in the public defence of your PhD dissertation.

Commercial Research and Development

Nanotechnology has only come to fruition in the academic world within the past 15 years. More recently, it has spawned high-tech companies that create novel materials and devices for a range of applications in fields such as energy, water, healthcare and electronics.

You could find yourself working in the R&D division of a major high-tech company such as Philips, ASML, DSM or Shell. Alternatively, you could become part of a small spin-off company developing new materials, technologies or products in the field of nanotechnology. A number of such companies have their roots in MESA+.

About nanotechnology

The nanometre scale

Nanotechnology focuses on the design and creation of functional materials, structures, devices and systems by directly controlling matter on the nanometre scale. Nanotechnology is an interdisciplinary field specializing in structures ranging from 1 to 100 nanometres in size, a world where the physical and chemical properties of materials undergo quantitative and qualitative changes. Nanomaterials and their specific properties can be used for a wide range of applications and incorporated into larger assemblies, systems and architectures. 

This exciting new field brings together traditional disciplines such as applied physics, chemical engineering, biology and electrical engineering. The interdisciplinary Master’s programme reflects this in its emphasis on integration.


Nanotechnology has major implications for the world around us: from new solar cells and energy innovations to breakthroughs in medical diagnosis. Nanomaterials offer an inexpensive and readily available resource with the potential to improve all our lives.