Overview of the AMASE Programme

The consortium

The Joint European Master Programme Advanced Materials Science and Engineering (AMASE) is a full-time Master Programme offered by

  • UdS: Saarland University, Germany
  • LTU: Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
  • UPC: BarcelonaTech, Spain
  • UL: Université de Lorraine, France

The language of instruction:

Each university has its own language requirements. Lectures will be held in the following languages:

  • UdS: German
  • LTU: English
  • UPC: Spanish
  • UL: French


The Programme lasts two years, including six months working on the Master thesis.


Students attend courses at two of the universities in the Consortium. They spend the first two semesters at their chosen entrance university. For the third-semester students select one of the other three partner universities. In the 4th semester, students write their Master thesis at one of the two chosen universities.

Admission requirements:

The admission requirements are a Bachelor of Science or similar degree with thorough training in mathematics, physics, chemistry, physical chemistry and a basic knowledge of the structure and behaviour of materials.


The aim of the Master Programme is to provide:

  • A well-integrated multilingual and intercultural experience
  • Education in close relation to the research activities of the four Consortium members
  • Education in advanced materials, to enhance the innovation potential of the students in their future activities
  • Preparation of the students for life-long learning in new places, different cultures and new education/work systems
  • Enhancement of networking activities within the EU and with third countries in the field of research and education

Teaching and research:

The combined and harmonised teaching and research programmes of the four member universities offer:

  • A far greater variety of competencies in the field of materials science and engineering that could be provided by a single university
  • A significant added value for the students in terms of opportunities for specialisation
  • A broad spectrum of research possibilities, from fundamental to industry-related research
  • The transfer of individual university-profiles to the whole programme

Target group:

The AMASE Programme is addressed to both European and overseas BSc graduates in science or engineering.

Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:


Advanced Materials Science and Engineering

The AMASE Masters course has been successfully implemented over the last five years with funding from the Erasmus Mundus Programme. ... [+]


Maria from Colombia studied AMASE from 2015-2017. She was in Spain and France. She says:Now I am a PhD student at University of Amsterdam. This job allows me to strengthen my skills as researcher within an industrial focus and that is something I find very valuable. The international experiences I got from AMASE had been of great use to help me adapting to this new country.

Mike from Canada studied from 2013-2015 in France and Germany, he says: If you have the will and drive to seize it, AMASE offers you the opportunity to seriously challenge and develop yourself in much more than academics. I recognized that chance and embraced it completely.

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Germany Saarbrücken Spain Barcelona France Nancy Sweden Luleå  + 4 More
October 2019
2 years
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Location address
Saarbrücken, Saarland, DE
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Barcelona, Catalonia, ES
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Nancy, Grand Est, FR
Location address
Luleå, Norrbotten County, SE