2020 start
MSc

Nanomaterials and Materials Science

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Our one-year postgraduate taught courses provide an innovative programme of study in which students are challenged to achieve their best, developing specialist skills and knowledge sought after by employers, as well as establishing an ideal background for PhD research.
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Course description

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.

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Modules

Core modules

  • 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

Optional modules

  • Design and Manufacture of Composites
  • Structure and Physical Properties of Dental and Bio-materials
  • Solid State Chemistry
  • Materials for Energy Applications

Teaching

Working alongside students and staff from across the globe, you’ll tackle real-world projects, and attend lectures, seminars and laboratory classes.

Assessment

You’ll be assessed by formal examinations, coursework assignments and a dissertation.

Duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

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.

Entry requirements for international students

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Contact

mse.pgtadmissions@sheffield.ac.uk
+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.