Full time: 1 year or 2 years with placement
Campus, Full-time and Part-time
The MSc in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology has been developed from the ground up to deliver an interdisciplinary course that will bring you to the cutting edge of nanoscience and nanotechnology. There are extensive links to industry throughout the course and even an option to do a placement in industry for up to a year.
The course is flexible to your mode of study: 2 year full-time with a professional placement (i.e., a year working for an industrial partner).
The course includes modules from Physics and Chemistry to give a well-rounded and comprehensive education in the current state of nanoscience and nanotechnology.
The two-year option with placement satisfies international requirements for an MSc where a single year course might not, but even without the year in industry, the course has elements dedicated to studying current and relevant issues in UK industries that work with nanoscience. All elements of the course are delivered by world-leading researchers.
Funding is available via the newly launched Postgraduate Student Loans.
BSc 2:2 in Physics or Chemistry or related subjects
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The principal tutors are Dr Joe Smerdon (Physics) and Dr Tapas Sen (Chemistry), both world-leading researchers in nanoscience and nanotechnology. Joe works primarily with atomic-resolution microscopes to study molecules, graphene and complex materials and Tapas works with nanoparticles.
Industrial partners play a role in the delivery of the course, and elements of the assessment rest on how industrial problems are considered. Most of the assessment takes place via coursework and written examinations.
A placement year is available. Following Semesters 1 and 2, the student may choose to work with an industrial partner for a year in a salaried role. We will assist the student in finding a suitable placement. Following the placement, the student returns to Preston to produce their Research Project over the summer period in Year 2.
Students will write several proposals to deal with current problems in cutting-edge nanotechnology-focused industrial work. They may also seek a placement year in a partner industry. There are opportunities to develop links with industrial partners throughout the course.
Nanotechnology is a burgeoning area – in fact, it is ubiquitous, and practically all industries are affected by the increasing capabilities researchers and companies are developing in this area. Through the links with industrial partners throughout the course, we would hope that graduates will be identified as potential employees – the duration of the course and the interaction between students and industry during the course offers industrial partners opportunities to get to know their prospective employees far superior to the snapshot gained during a traditional interview process.
The course provides a strong grounding for students in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology that will enhance their prospects whichever progression route they choose, be it industry, education or research.