Nanomaterials and Materials Science
Department of Materials Science and Engineering,
Faculty of Engineering
Nanotechnology has had a revolutionary influence on the development of novel materials over the last 20 years, and many new types of materials are now available, such as nano-carbon, nano-silica, and nano-magnetics. These materials open new ways of designing advanced devices (sensors, electronics, data and energy storage) as well as improved structural and functional materials.
The course is designed to equip students with the know-how and skills for becoming an expert in materials science with a specialisation in nanotechnology.
We provide a foundation semester in the general area of science and engineering of materials, followed by a nanoscience and nanotechnology-specific semester to give you comprehensive nanomaterials expertise. The course content reflects the highly interdisciplinary nature of this subject and allows students to specialise via options, and a major project.
- Science of Materials
- Materials Processing and Characterisation
- Practical, Modelling and Digital Skills
- Nanoscale Magnetic Materials and Devices
- Nanostructures and Nanostructuring
- Functional Nano- and Bio-nanomaterials
- Heat and Materials with Application
- Research Project in an area of your choice
- Design and Manufacture of Composites
- Structure and Physical Properties of Dental and Bio-materials
- Solid State Chemistry
- Materials for Energy Applications
Working alongside students and staff from across the globe, you’ll tackle real-world projects, and attend lectures, seminars and laboratory classes.
You’ll be assessed by formal examinations, coursework assignments and a dissertation.
1 year full-time
A good honours degree in materials, a physical science (chemistry or physics) or a related engineering subject.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.
+44 114 222 5941
The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.