Materials Science

Master of Science Program

Skoltech CEE

The Materials Science MSc is an interdisciplinary master’s program. In addition to specialized expertise, the program delivers an interdisciplinary mix of engineering and natural sciences that is unique among universities in Russia and beyond. 

Key information


Program starts
September 2018
Modes and duration
Full time:
2 years
Tuition fees
No tuition fee
 for the applicants who pass the selection process
Application dates
All applicants:

Open: October 16, 2017

Awarded degree
Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering
Language of instruction
Program is accredited by the Russian Government, certificate № 2568 from April 14, 2017. License № 2534 from February 7, 2017.

Entry requirements
Bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent in Physics, Chemistry and Materials Science.
English language requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

Degree information

The core aspects of the program are:

  • Multidisciplinary approach
  • Industry immersion
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation component

The aim of the Materials Science program is characterized by a multidisciplinary approach – focusing on both the understanding and study of current materials, processes and applications, as well as the development of new materials and processes.

The curriculum of the program provides both a broad and integrated overview of materials science and the opportunity for in-depth study of a particular problem emphasizing either theory or experimentation under the guidance of a research supervisor.

Materials Science MSc Program Structure

Learning & Professional outcomes
A successful graduate of the program will know and be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of fundamental science and engineering to identify, formulate and solve complex materials and devices problems;
  • Design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  • Function in multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Identify, formulate and solve problems in Materials Science;
  • Communicate effectively;
  • Use the techniques, skills, and modern technological tools necessary for engineering practice;
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues.



Career opportunities and paths
Students graduating with a Master of Science degree in Materials Science and Engineering are in great demand throughout the national and international high-tech market.

Career paths:

  1. PhD positions in academic & research institutions
  2. Specialist positions in the directions of engineering, manufacturing and support in various fields (batteries, solar cells, etc.) as well as Skolkovo resident companies and startups.


Program Director
Keith Stevenson Professor, Associate Provost, Director of the Skoltech Center for Electrochemical Energy Storage and the Skoltech Center for Energy Systems
Program Coordinator
Andriy Zhugayevych Assistant Professor

Main research areas:

  • Materials and devices for energy conversion and storage
  • Materials and devices for optoelectronics
  • Nanomaterials
  • Materials synthesis and characterization
  • Materials modeling


Apply now!