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Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology

Faculty of Physics, Astronomy, and Applied Computer Science

Available programmes

first-cycle programme

not available

second-cycle programme

study mode: full-time programme

language of instruction: English

profile: general academic

duration: 2 years (4 semesters)

title: Magister (equivalent of Master’s degree)

main discipline: Physical Sciences

This study programme will be permanently closed from 2024/2025 academic year.
Education will be conducted until the end of ongoing studies cycle.

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Programme description

To keep up with an exceptionally fast development of new technologies powering current industrial transformations, there is an increasing demand for experts who can develop materials exhibiting new functionalities to solve fundamental problems in the areas ranging from new types of electronic devices to alternative energy sources. Having in mind that most of these new, and desired, technologies are based on combination of nanotechnology, photonics and organic electronics research aided by modern computational methods and synchrotron radiation-based analytical techniques, the Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (AM&N) master program offers 4-semester research-inspired teaching covering all of these issues using state-of-the-art research facilities at the Faculty of Physics and the National Synchrotron Radiation Centre SOLARIS located on the new campus of the Jagiellonian University.

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Information regarding Faculty

The Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science is one of the cutting-edge such units in Poland. It has the A+ scientific category in the rating of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and is a part of the Krakow Scientific Consortium named after Marian Smoluchowski awarded with the KNOW (2013–2017) status. The faculty teaches in the scope of astronomy, astrophysics, physics, biophysics and applied computer science. It also offers interdisciplinary studies in mathematics and natural sciences and studies in the advanced materials and nanotechnology field of study. Fields of studies conducted at the faculty lead in rankings prepared by the Education Foundation “Perspektywy” and talented students win the prestigious Diamond Grant programme.

The premises of the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science are located on the territory of the Campus of the 600th Anniversary of the JU Revival. The faculty includes the Marian Smoluchowski Institute of Physics, the Institute of Theoretical Physics, the Astronomical Observatory, the Institute of Applied Computer Science and the IT Service Centre. Students gain a practical knowledge based on classes in laboratories and workshops equipped with modern research and measuring equipment, and specialized software which is crucial when it comes to further research work and participation in research projects or career in other jobs. The Faculty cooperates with many companies by conducting joint classes, research projects, and master's theses.

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Rankings, distinctions, accreditations

  • Scientific category A+ in the main discipline of Physical Sciences awarded to the Jagiellonian University in Kraków by the decision of the Minister of Education and Science

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Curriculum overview

In the programme curriculum, you may find information about the subjects you will attend while studying this programme. The programme indicates which subjects are scheduled for each semester of the studies, which are mandatory, which belong to the group of elective subjects (so-called optional subjects), which of them end with an exam, and which do not. Each subject in such a programme curriculum has its syllabus, which is a description of what students learn within the scope of that subject.

Student matters

International Students Office

Centre of Academic Support
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland

Student Scholarships Office

Centre of Academic Support
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland

Student’s life

Time spent at the university is not all about education and class participation; it is also an excellent opportunity to develop hobbies and interests. Many research societies and student organizations work at the Jagiellonian University, including faculty- and university-wide ones. These societies allow students to spend their free time actively, gain knowledge, develop their talents, participate in engaging, unconventional projects, go on research and team-building trips, participate in conferences and meet fellow students outside the lecture halls.

Students interested in the international dimension of studying can participate in a wide variety of exchange programmes such as Erasmus+, Utrecht Network, exchange programmes within Bilateral Agreements or European university Una Europa, or participate in a domestic mobility programme called MOST.

More than just studies

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See also

Careers Service

Centre of Academic Support
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland


Contemporary materials science covers a wide range of interdisciplinary issues. The graduates of the programme: Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology possess interdisciplinary knowledge in the areas of materials science and technology used to produce modern materials, as well as practical skills in their chosen specialization.

The graduates can find employment in high-tech sector, including academic research institutions, research laboratories with links to industry, and industrial plants that use technologies based on newly developed materials. Besides, the interdisciplinary programme, which also includes courses in economy and management, prepares the graduates to run their own enterprises in high-tech sector.

Further education possibilities


The study programme is conducted at the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy, and Applied Computer Science located in the Campus of the 600th Anniversary of the JU Revival, so-called the Third Campus, in Kraków’s district – Ruczaj. For more information, please contact:,

ul. Łojasiewicza 11
30-348 Kraków, Poland
Phone: (+48) 12 664 48 90