This exciting new one-year Masters' Course provides research-focused teaching and training for graduates wishing to develop a career in the cutting-edge, dynamic field of nano and functional materials.
The NANO masters (MSc) Programme provides an in-depth understanding of the principles governing nano and functional materials properties and synthesis, their characterization and their assembly into advanced functional devices, from photovoltaics to supercapacitors.
The programme aims to convey advanced knowledge and training on state-of-the-art nano and functional materials and devices with a focus on low-dimensional materials, from 0D quantum dots to graphene and related 2D materials. The students will develop an understanding of scale-dependant properties of materials and their link to functionality and applications. They will explore strategies for nanomaterials assembly in 3D and nanocomposite fabrication with a view on their advantages and limitations. World-class research papers and industrial case studies will guide teaching throughout. Students will also be provided with an overview of the potential socio-economic and environmental impacts of nanomaterials as a disruptive technology. The NANO MSc Programme aims to prepare graduates to become academic or industrial scientists with unique skills and expertise in nano and functional materials and related technologies.
You will need at least a UK 2.2 Honours degree in materials science, chemistry, physical sciences, and relevant engineering disciplines (mechanical, electronic or chemical engineering).
If English is not your first language, you will need to take and meet minimum requirements for the following recognised English language qualifications: IELTS (6.5 with no sub-test under 5.5); Internet based TOEFL: speaking — 20, reading — 20, writing — 20, listening — 20, overall 90. English language test validity
Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.