Master Program


International Master of Science Education Program

Applied Physics

Program information

You will become a specialist capable of performing interdisciplinary applied research in the field of physics, chemistry, and materials science using nanotechnologies and technologies for designing nanomaterials.

You will be able to solve physical problems in obtaining and researching advanced materials for nanoelectronics.


You will master the advanced technology of depeloping quantum magnetic and semiconductor materials.


You will use modern methods of studying nanostructures with atomic precision and ultra-high sensitivity.


You will be invited to leading Russian and foreign universities and research institutes as a teacher or researcher (Postdoc).


You can become a researcher or technologist at enterprises producing telecommunication and electronic equipment.


Graduates are provided with the opportunity to continue their education in the postgraduate FEFU full-time with the subsequent employment in the position of a research assistant or senior lecturer.


Number of budget places in the direction of training: 15

Training mode: contact form + online form

Duration of study: 2 years (120 credits)

Implementation language: Russian and English

Entrance examinations are held in the form of a competition of documents (portfolio), taking into account individual achievements.

Rules for admission to magistracy-2020 on the FEFU website


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Benefits of the program

Students participate in interdisciplinary projects that have received grant support, working with leading teams of FEFU scientists, interning at foreign universities and national laboratories, academic institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences, as well as in laboratories of universities and partner program organizations from APR countries.

We cooperate with leading scientific groups in the field of applied physics, nanoelectronics and physics of magnetic materials from universities of the Asia-Pacific countries:

Oakland University (USA)

Korea University (Korea)

Tohoku University (Japan)

National Tsing-Hua University (Taiwan)

The University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

The University of Western Australia (Australia)

University of New South Wales

Institute of Physics CAS (China)



Research is conducted on modern world-class scientific equipment, including electronic and photolithography, electron microscopes, ultrahigh-vacuum installations, vibrating sample magnetometers, optical magnetometers and microscopes, etc.

At the end of the program, successful graduates can
work as a Research Associate or as a Postdoc at leading laboratories in the field of nanoelectronics, magnetism, nanotechnology worldwide.

Curriculum program

Total - 120 credits

The base module - 20 credits

Variable module - 40 credits

Scientific work - 54 credits

Thesis - 6 credits

1 year

1.1 Fall semester

  1. Advanced Imaging Techniques and Methods for Nanotechnology / Методы микроскопии для нанотехнологий

  2. Simulation methods in Physics and Material Science / Моделирование физических систем и процессов

  3. The state-of-the-art electronics / Современная электроника

  4. Introduction to Hardware Design / Введение в схемотехнику

  5. Nanoindustry and nanomaterial applications / Методика преподавания физики

  6. English for academic purposes / Английский язык для академических целей

  7. Scientific methods for studying the structure and properties of materials / Методология научных исследований в физике

  8. Research Training / Практика по получению профессиональных умений и опыта профессиональной деятельности (организационно-управленческий)

1 year

1.2 Spring semester

  1. Design of Nanomaterials / Дизайн наноматериалов

  2. Introduction to Modern Physics of Magnetic Materials / Введение в современную физику магнитных материалов

  3. Advanced method and technology for creation of low – dimensional structures / Специальные методы и технологии создания низкоразмерных материалов

  4. Advanced simulation methods in Applied Physics / Методы математического моделирования в прикладной физике

  5. Phase transitions in condensed matter: properties and structure / Фазовые переходы в конденсированных средах: свойства и структура

  6. Elements of the theory of fractals in magnetism / Элементы теории фракталов в магнетизме

  7. Amorphous nanocrystalline alloys / Аморфно-нанокристаллические сплавы

  8. Additional chapters of crystallography / Дополнительные главы кристаллографии

  9. English for academic purposes / Английский язык для академических целей

  10. Advanced IT for Data Analysis and Simulation / Специальные ИТ для анализа данных и расчетов

  11. Digital Electronics / Цифровая электроника

  12. Research in Labs / Научно-исследовательская работа

2 year

2.1 Fall semester

  1. Spintronics and nanomagnetism / Спинтроника и наномагнетизм

  2. Introduction to quantum materials / Введение в квантовые материалы

  3. Introduction to High Energy Physics / Введение в физику высоких энергий

  4. Techniques for growing thin films / Методы и технологии выращивания тонких пленок

  5. Science as a Creative Process / Организация научно-исследовательской работы

  6. Philosophy and history of science and technology / Философия и история науки и техники

  7. Scientific seminar / Научно-исследовательский семинар по современным проблемам нанотехнологий и наноматериалам

  8. Research in Labs / Научно-исследовательская работа

2 year

2.2 Spring semester

  1. Physical methods for the synthesis of nanoparticles / Физические методы синтеза наночастиц

  2. Research in Labs / Научно-исследовательская работа

  3. Dissertation Preparation / Преддипломная практика

Program Leaders


Alexey Ognev

Head of the educational program, Professor

Doctor of Physical and Mathematical sciences, Professor, Head of the laboratory of thin-film technologies.

He is engaged in obtaining and studying of nano-structures for the new type of electronics - Spintronics, Spinn-orbitronics and neuromorphic devices.


Alexander Samardak

Associate Professor, Leading Researcher

Candidate of Physical and Mathematical sciences, Leading researcher the laboratory of thin-film technologies, Associate Professor of Department of Computer systems.

The main scientific interests: nanomaterials design, nanomagnetism, artificial neurons and neural networks.


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Eugeny Pustovalov

Professor, Head of the Computer Systems Department

Doctor of Physical and Mathematical sciences, Professor, Head of the Laboratory of electron microscopy and image processing.

Specialist in electron microscopy and image processing.


Vladimir Korotchensev

Professor, Head of the General Physics Department

Candidate of Chemical Sciences, specialist in the field of photoelectron spectroscopy and quantum chemical modeling.


Maksim Stebliy

Associate Professor, Senior Researcher

Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Senior Researcher of the Laboratory of Thin-Film Technologies.

Main research interests: development of nanomaterials, nanomagnetism, spin Hall effect, antiferromagnetics.


Aleksandr Davydenko

Associate Professor, Senior Researcher

Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Senior Researcher of the Laboratory of Thin-Film Technologies.

Main research interests: molecular beam epitaxy, nanomagnetism, perpendicular magnetic anisotropy, multilayers.


Alexander Kolesnikov

Assistant Professor, Researcher

Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Senior Researcher of the Laboratory of Thin-Film Technologies.

Main research interests: micromagnetic modeling nanomagnetism, perpendicular magnetic anisotropy, skyrmions, topological textures.

Invited Professors

Prof. Andrey Slavin, Oakland University (USA)

Prof. Young Keun KIM, Korea University (Korea)

Prof. Zung-Hang Wei, National Tsing-Hua University (Taiwan)

Prof. Philip Pong, The University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong) 

Prof Mikhail Kostylev, The University of Western Australia (Australia)

Prof. Oleg Tretiakov, University of New South Wales (Australia)

Prof. Xiufeng Han, Institute of Physics CAS (China)