New Materials

National interuniversity


The Master is aimed to those wishing to specialize in the latest advances in New Materials either to start working in materials development centers/companies or to follow studies to obtain a PhD degree in Materials Science. Graduates in Physics, Chemistry and Engineering are welcome. Other, as Biology, Electronics, Medicine, Environmental Sciences, etc. can also apply.

The Master entitles to enter the PhD program in Materials Science and Technology of the UPV/EHU or in Science, Technology and Computing at the UC, as well as other international PhD programs. The Basque Center for Materials Applications and Nanostructures (BCmaterials) offers around five Master thesis scholarships, covering fees and transportation, for motivated and performing students. In addition, the Facultad de Ciencias (UC) in Santander, CIC Energigune and CIC Nanogune also offer several scholarships. Courses will be delivered both at the Leioa Campus of the UPV/EHU, and at the UC in Santander.

There is the possibility of studying this program full-time or part-time. In this second case the minimum number of credits required is 30 ECTS per registration

Qualification level

This qualification is recognised at level 3 in the Spanish Framework of Higher Education Qualifications (MECES) and corresponds to level 7 of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), according to Royal Decree 22/2015 of 23rd January 2015 (BOE Spanish Official Gazette 07/02/2015).

This is a research-oriented master that can be considered the previous step to doctorate studies