Master's program
Nanoscale Structure of Materials

Master program in physics, chemistry, computer modelling and material science

About the program

Master program "Nanoscale Structure of Materials" at the Smart Materials Research Institute is aimed to grow up high level professionals in the field of material science. Most of our graduates now work at the world-leading research centers and industries.
  • Main research field
    Materials Science

  • Type of study

  • Duration
    2 years

  • Language
Spots availability
State - supported education
Tuition fee - based
Project activity
All given knowledge is required for successful research work and thesis defense within one of the topics based on real on-going research grants.

The students may have an internships at the mega-scale research facilities in Russia and Europe including synchrotrons and free electron lasers.

More time is given for laboratory work and computational practice. Research activities are performed at our well-equipped laboratories.
Main courses
Our program
available as 1-year & 2-year track
2 semesters
4 semesters
120 ECTS
Starting dates
once a year
Fall 2020
once a year
Fall 2020
Entry requirements
BA degree
BA degree
State accredited
MA degree
Course selection
MA thesis
Russian Language
1 semesters, optional
1 semesters, optional
Visa support
Visa duration
90-day visa
(for each semester)
2-year multiple entry visa
Tuition fee
per track
per track
Our partners
Our student may have an internship at world-leading research facilities
  • European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (France)
  • European Free Electron Laser (Germany)
  • German synchrotron DESY (Hamburg)
  • Kurchatov synchrotron (Russia)
Feedback from graduate students
  • Since I entered The Smart Materials Research Institute, I have been involved in research with collaboration around the world. I took part in synchrotron experiments in ESRF (France) and DESY (Germany). I presented my project at several of international conferences. After graduation I decided to continue my education here as PhD student because this is kind to feel yourself as an element of a booming organism.
    Oleg Usoltsev
    PhD Student at Smart Materials
  • I spent the years of my Master studies in Russia, Germany and Italy, following the Erasmus Mundus MaMaSELF program. The knowledge and experience that I got in the Southern Federal University working in the group of Prof. Soldatov was invaluable for my subsequent PhD quest and further career. I strongly recommend to participate in the Master's degree program in the Smart Materials Research Institute of the SFedU to those who are looking for excellent opportunities in the field of physics, chemistry and materials science.
    Kirill Lomachenko
    Beamline scientist at ESRF (France)
  • I came here because I knew that this research group has a big expertise and modern equipment which I'm able to use for the synthesis of new materials for cancer treatment and diagnostics.

    Lee Jeongwoo
    Graduated in 2020
  • It was a great experience to study in the smartest research group in Russia!
    Fares Jalled
    PhD Student at BTU (Germany)
  • It was a great experience for me owing to the practical and theoretical courses variety, which includes the main current approaches to the synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials. The program allowed me to understand how modern science works, and inspired me to carry on my own research in this scientific group.
    Alina Skorynina
    PhD Student at Smart Materials
  • I really liked to study at SFedU for a very supportive environment and advanced laboratories with modern equipment. It helped me to find a good job in my country easily and inspired me to do a lot of researches, based on my experience at SFedU. I recommend the Master's program «Nanoscale Structure of Materials», as it's a reliable and good one!
    Zaineb Algobory
    Lecturer at the University of Babylon (Irak)
Ways to enter SFEDU
See the application guide
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