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Master's Degree in Molecular Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

  • Objectives

    This Master’s Degree’s Degree focuses on scientific-technological field which are currently of interest such as Molecular Electronics, Molecular Magnetism, Supramolecular Chemistry, Surface Physics, Molecular Material Science or Medical Physics. The molecular approach is a specific and unique characteristic of this Master’s Degree’s Degree which gives it added value, since it is the molecular field of Nanoscience where the experience of chemists and biologists in the design and the self-assembly of molecules complements that of physicists in the study and manipulation of nano-objects on a nanometric scale.

    This Master’s Degree’s Degree has two main objectives:


    1.  To establish a national standard for excellence in Molecular Nanoscience which enables students to research in that field or to acquire useful knowledge and abilities in order to be able to develop their professional activity in high technology companies.


    2.     To create in Spain a multidisciplinary and competitive scientific community that will research in this field. In this sense, this Master’s Degree will provide the proper framework to promote mobility and interaction between students from different scientific fields as well as contact with other universities, research centres and companies actve in this field.

    When they finish this Master’s Degree, students will have acquired multidisciplinary training both in chemical questions related to nanoscience (the bottom-up approach of nanoscience to the design of functional molecules and supramolecular structures; intermolecular interactions; self-assembly and molecular self- organization), and in physical questions (the top-down approach to nanofabrication, physical manipulation techniques and the organization and characterization of nanomaterials).

    Moreover, students will learn to focus on scientific problems from the perspective of Materials Science. Finally, they will acquire a general vision of the impact of Nanoscience in other scientific and technological fields of interest such as Electronics, Chemistry, Biomedicine or Materials Science.


    The Master’s Degree in Nanoscience and Molecular Nanotechnology provide the proper training to begin doctoral studies in the fields of Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science and Biology, among others, thus representing the first stage of a teaching and/or research career at universities or Spanish or foreign research centres.

    Students who complete this programme will have acquired the necessary training to deal with problems related to molecular materials, nanoscience and nanotechnology. They will also have acquired skill in instrumental techniques and in the use of molecular calculation programmes. They will also be able to carry out molecular material production processes, develop their professional activity in high tech companies, as well as carry out research and development tasks in this field. Therefore, they will be excellent candidates to join the material and advanced technology sectors, among others. They will also have the right profile to join other types of companies (consultancy, R+D companies, etc.). Their training will allow them to take decisions and display leadership.

Future Students

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    Students who meet these requirements will be admitted to the master in accordance with the following specific admission requirements and criteria for evaluating merits:


    Specific admission requirements: has completed studies from teaching qualifications or experimental techniques related to the objectives of the Master; including: Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmacy, Medicine, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related areas of knowledge. In the case of foreign students they must be in possession of an official degree homologous to any of the above qualifications, or attest a level equivalent to the Spanish titles mentioned above.


    Merit assessment criteria:

    - Academic record (80%)

    - Knowledge of English higher than the required minimum (10%)

    - Other merits of Curriculum Vitae (10%)


    Compulsory documents:

    Applicants with access studies pending finalization must include a Statement of having finished the previous studies stating the expected date of finalization.

    • Accreditation of level of English

    (Spanish Version)

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Further information

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Description of the degree

  • Joint Title: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Universidad de Valencia, Universidad de Alicante, Universidad de Valladolid, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Universidad de La Laguna y Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche
  • Centre, department or institute responsible: Department of Organic Chemistry
  • Location: Faculty of Sciences
  • Year established: 2015-2016
  • Type: in-class
  • Credits 60
  • Minimum ECTS per enrolment / per year: 27 / part-time students; 60 / full-time students
  • Teaching languages English
  • Número de plazas ofertadas: 95 (20 UAM)

Contact Details


Tomás Torres Cebada

Telephone: 914 974 151

Fax: 914 973 966

Address: Department of Organic Chemistry

(C-I) Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. 28049-Madrid.



Any query on the procedure for admission to this Master’s degree should be addressed to posgrado.oficial@uam.es