Master in Nanosciences and nanotechnologies

Master in Nanosciences and nanotechnologies

Soft Nano 2nd year

Presentation and goals

The M2 track Soft-Nano is focused on soft and complex micro-nano-systems whose self-organization capabilities, fluctuating dynamics, and sometimes active properties, lead to specific and surprising effects at the nanoscale, and have enormous potential for innovation in materials science and engineering. This track provides a broad expertise in fundamental physics, mechanics, chemistry, and surfaces science as well as experimental skills with top-equipment and cutting-edge techniques for the characterization of soft nanostructures, still emphasizing the importance of numerical and modelling tools. It prepares to a career in fundamental research or R&D departments of industries. The broad scientific scope is appreciated in a wide range of industrial domains.

 The curriculum contains:

  • General courses including nanosciences  and nanotechnologies specific to soft matter corresponding to 15 ECTS, among which 3 include the study of a foreign language
  • Elective courses (totalizing 18 ECTS) for further specialization or opening in nanosciences 
  • Internships in research teams, 4 to 6 months (27 ECTS)

For more informations on this track

This track is opened to international students. All courses are given in english.



International dimension :

Internationally-oriented programmes
  • This track is affiliated to the Erasmus + master EMM Nanosciences and nanotechnologies. EMM Nano students join the track in the 2nd year
  • Internships in research teams, 8 weeks the 1st year and 5 months the 2nd year, for preparing the master thesis
Partner schools
  • This program can be followed as part of a double degree in partnership with Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) (Germany). Professor in charge of the Double Degree: Mr. Ingo SCHIENBEIN


Registration and scholarships

Registration and scholarships

Access condition

National diploma conferring the degree of license in a field compatible with that of the master Title or acquired recognized equivalent by the admissions committee of the University of Grenoble Alpes

Public continuing education: You fall under continuing education:

  • if you resume your studies after 2 years of interruption of studies
  • or if you followed training under the continuing education regime in one of the previous 2 years or if you are an employee, job seeker, self-employed person

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

For more information, see the web page of the Continuing Education and Learning Department

Candidature / Application

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Target group

Master 1 program in soft condensed matter or a 4 years bachelor program (e.g. at least 240 ECTS) in Physics, Physical chemistry, Materials Sciences, Chemical or mechanical Engineering


Tuition fees 2023-2024 : 243 €+100€ CVEC

And after

And after

Further studies

This track offers two main perspectives:

  • Continue with a PhD, in France or abroad. The interdisciplinar character of this track leads to a wide variety of domains of nanotechnologies in soft condensed matter from bio-oriented to microelectronics fields as for example innovative coatings, nano-droplets, soft interfaces...
  • Become an engineer in a company or an organism, in wide-range of domains of nanotechnologies such as energy, formulation, recycling...