Materials Physics

Improvement of the properties of materials is one of the cornerstones of the modern world, leading to new, better products and equipment that are stronger, more sustainable and more efficient. It is such discoveries that the graduates of this program seek, who during their studies delve into fundamental and applied physics, study the structure of materials, ways to improve and synthesize materials.

These studies combine fundamental and engineering competencies, with a strong focus on practical skills and the application of high technologies (micro- and nanotechnologies).

Intake will happen if programme will be approved by Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education and registered at Ministry of Education, Science and Sport.

Code 6213CXCCC
Location Kaunas
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Cycle Second cycle
Field Physics, Materials Technology
Language Lithuanian, English
Study mode and duration Full-time studies - 2 y. (Evening-time)
Degree awarded Master of Physical Sciences


Practical skills are key


During the studies you will delve into physical phenomena important for the modification and formation of materials, micro- and nanotechnologies. Special attention will be paid to the development of practical skills – you will solve real world industrial and scientific problems related to the application of materials.

Boldly managed technologies


After your studies, you will feel confident in laboratories of various types and specializations, which work with the most complex and state-of-the-art research and materials synthesis equipment. You will be able to do this by gaining a thorough knowledge of the application of materials and technologies acquired during your studies.

Motivating perspectives


Labor market research shows that the need for specialists in this field is constantly growing. Moreover, according to the Center for Monitoring and Analysis of Science and Studies, the salaries of our graduates are significantly higher than the average in the field.

Availability of the state-of-the-art


You will have access to the state-of-the-art equipment and technologies. Throughout the studies, you will be able to use both classical and modern laboratory equipment as well as the latest material formation and research systems located in KTU’s Santaka Valley.





  • Use the latest advances and theories in materials science and technology.
  • Apply modern surface engineering, micro- and nanotechnology methods and tools.
  • To form micro- and nanostructures and to use and develop devices.
  • To evaluate the existing knowledge of the theory of physics, to integrate it in planning, organizing and conducting practical research and experiments.
  • To prepare the methodology of research work in solving scientific problems.
  • Make technological solutions and solve atypical problems.
  • To define, analyze and solve the problems of materials science development, research, technological processes and environmental protection.



You may become

These specialists design and implement integrated engineering systems, take care of the analysis of production processes and, taking into account the results, improve and optimize technologies. They can work in laboratories, publishing, forensic laboratories, pharmaceutical and medical companies, scientific institutions.

These specialists create high-tech companies and organize their activities. Such companies design and install engineering systems. Such experts also set up consulting firms and offer their expertise to other organizations.

These are researchers who, after completing their master’s studies, choose doctoral studies and obtain a doctoral degree. These specialists can continue their studies after doctoral studies, work in Lithuanian or foreign universities and research institutes.



Minimum requirements


Score structure

Component Coefficient
First component of the competition score

Average grade (CGPA) of University‘s Bachelor’s degree (min. length – 180 ECTS) and its supplement


Second component of the competition score

Research activities


Third component of the competition score

Motivation letter and online interview



Tuition fee

Full-time studies 4300 €
Price per credit 71,67 €
Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Full-time studies 4234 €
Price per credit 70,57 €


Financial support