Master in Nanosciences and nanotechnologies

The programme offers the following course(s)


Program co-accredited by the Université Grenoble Alpes and the Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble

More information :

Nanosciences study phenomena and manipulation of matter on the atomic and molecular scale. Important properties of matter such as the electrical, optical and mechanical properties are determined by the way molecules and atoms assemble into larger structures on the nanoscale.

Nanotechnology is the application of this science in new nanomaterials and nanodevices for new components, systems and products. Nanotechnology therefore makes it possible to design tailor-made materials with all the desired properties.

These emerging scientific disciplines lie at the interface of physics, chemistry, materials science, microelectronics, biochemistry and biotechnology. The Grenoble master degree in nanosciences and nanotechnologies is an integrated two-year program with a solid research network and significant international scope, offering high-quality multidisciplinary education in nanosciences and nanotechnologies. It is part of an Erasmus Mundus Master, two thematic programs of the UGA. Double degree agreements exist with Tomsk Polytechnic Institute (Russia) and Tsukuba University (Japan).

All courses (except IMN) are taught in English and welcome a significant proportion of international students.



The program for the master in Nanosciences and nanotechnologies provides students with the adapted background and skills needed to undertake a PhD in fundamental or applied sciences. It also prepares for senior positions in the nanotechnology industry.

Target group

The students are of university origin, national territory or recruited internationally, or students of high schools (Grenoble INP) who, as part of their curriculum, take this training instead of their last year of studies . Because of its generalist nature in science, the master is naturally well suited to students with a background in physics and chemistry (or physical sciences), who can access all courses. It is also suitable for engineering graduates with a broad enough prior curriculum in mathematics, physics and general chemistry. Students recruited internationally are sometimes licensed (Batchelor) in electrical engineering, mechanics or materials. Students graduated in the field of life sciences can follow the path nano-biosciences if they have the prerequisites (see program).


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Further studies

Continuation of study possible in PhD.

Sectors of activity

  • Research
  • R & D
  • Higher Education


Accredited organizational unit(s)

  • Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble

Partner schools

Partner laboratories

Access conditions

National diploma equivalent to a bachelor degree (licence) in a field compatible with that of the master. Qualification or achievement recognised as equivalent by the admissions board of the Université Grenoble Alpes.

Public continuing education : You are in charge of continuing education :

  • if you resume your studies after 2 years of interruption of studies
  • or if you followed a formation under the regime formation continues one of the 2 preceding years
  • or if you are an employee, job seeker, self-employed

If you do not have the diploma required to integrate the training, you can undertake a validation of personal and professional achievements (VAPP)


Program director

Kuntheak Kheng

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Program administration

Registrar's Office for the Master in Nanosciences and nanotechnologies

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Continuing education manager

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