MSc graduates in Physics and Nanotechnology often find employment in the field of research and development in both major, well-established companies, in scientific research, and start-up businesses. As the examples show, there is a wide spectrum of job opportunities.

A large number of graduates choose to continue their studies by pursuing a PhD.

Typical fields of work

Advanced physics skills and the competencies acquired through the ‘Physics and Nanotechnology’ programme are applicable in a wide range of areas—for example in the energy sector as well as in the life-science sector. MSc graduates often find jobs that leave room for variation—where they can help plan their own work assignments, and which include some travelling.

Career opportunities

MSc graduates in Physics and Nanotechnology are typically employed in research and development departments in private and private organizations such as:

  • Haldor Topsoe, Foss, Novo Nordisk, Oticon, Grundfos, NIL Technology, Ticra, Sophion, Bioscience, Meggit, 3Shape, Danish Technological Institute.

Pursue a PhD

Once you have an MSc in Engineering, you might get the opportunity to continue your studies and apply for admission to the three-year PhD which at DTU is a research-based programme ranking among the best in the world. You can do either a regular PhD or an industrial PhD, the latter with concurrent employment in a company.

As a PhD student, you will be part of a research group and will carry out an independent scientific project.

PhD at DTU