Nordic Master's Degree Programme, 2 years

Polymer Technology

– Joint Nordic Master

Application Deadline

The application deadline is 15 January. Study start in August only.

How to apply

About the Programme

The joint Master's programme in Polymer Technology provides students with the comprehensive tools needed to develop future materials for advanced health care, energy production, green packaging, surface coatings and many other applications.

The programme provides a solid base in the chemistry and physics of organic materials, as well as their connection to real-life applications. A broad range of courses and  specialisations allows students to customise their own degree profile enabling the focus on individual areas of interest. Students will learn of design, synthesis, characterisation, production and development of polymeric materials throughout the duration of the degree programme.


Study at two Nordic universities

The Master’s program in Polymer Technology is a collaboration between five of the leading technical universities in the Nordic countries (Nordic Five Tech). The program gives you a unique opportunity to tailor your degree based on your academic interests.

You will get to study at two of the partner universities, spending one year at each. You graduate with a double master’s degree from the two universities. 

The universities participating in the Nordic master in Polymer Technology are:

Study tracks

You can choose between five study tracks:

  • Advanced materials (1st Year: Aalto or DTU, 2nd Year: Chalmers)
  • Biomaterials science (1st Year: Chalmers, DTU or KTH, 2nd Year: Aalto)
  • Industrial processes (1st Year: Aalto, Chalmers, DTU or KTH, 2nd Year: NTNU)
  • Macromolecular materials (1st Year: Aalto or DTU, 2nd Year: KTH)
  • Polymer engineering (1st Year: Aalto, Chalmers or KTH, 2nd Year: DTU)

Read more in the curriculum overview.


Study track: Industrial processes

The Departments of Chemical Engineering at NTNU take the chemistry from the laboratory scale to industrial production. This requires a broad range of knowledge, from molecular processes to construction and operation of large processing plants. Important research areas with connection to the suggested master programme include biorefinery, biopolymers, petrochemistry and catalysis, and colloid and polymer chemistry.

Year 2. at NTNU

Specialization topics at the Department of Chemical Engineering include crude oil production and processing, pulp and paper, biopolymers, biofuel, biomedicine and bionanotechnology, catalysis and materials science.

Study year 2. consists a total of 30 ECTS consisting of a specialization topic and a specialization project in addition 1-2 courses and a 30 ETCS master's thesis during the spring semester.

Read more about the specialization topics, recommended courses and suggested master thesis topics.


The coordinator of the Nordic Master programme in Polymer Technology  is KTH Royal Institute of Technology

You will find more Information on study tracks, programme structures and courses on the KTHs webpage.

Read more about the program


Nordic Five Tech

gives you a opportunity to study at two of the five leading technical universities in the Nordic countries.

Nordic Five Tech Handbook

Programme facts

Degree: Master of Science in Polymer Technology or equivalent depends on the university

Duration: 2 years, 120 ECTS
Programme code: MSPOLYTECH
Restricted admission: Yes
Language of instruction: English

Application deadline: 15 January

Location: NTNU (Trondheim), and partner universities
Validity of information: 2015/16