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Nanoscience & Nanotechnology

1 Year
September 2023
Campus Taught

Our Nanoscience and Nanotechnology course will take you to the new frontiers of scientific discovery. You’ll explore how scientists operating at the nanoscale are able to manipulate individual atoms and molecules to develop innovative new technologies which are set to transform our world.

Why study with us

  • You’ll work alongside a multidisciplinary team of researchers and educators with excellent academic profiles who are world leaders in their respective areas.
  • Outstanding facilities, including our new J.B. Firth Analytical Suite, which gives you access to the very latest specialised equipment and techniques.
  • To enhance your work experience you’ll have the opportunity to undertake a professional industry placement. This will extend your study time by six to twelve months depending on the length of the placement.

What you'll do

  • You’ll gain an awareness of advances at the forefront of nanotechnology and nanoscience.
  • You’ll get to work with academics who are leading new breakthroughs in nanotechnology – did you know that the world’s first ever graphene-skinned plane, Juno, was built by staff and students at our Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC)?
  • The principal tutors on this course 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.

Module overview

Course delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Academic expertise

Industrial partners play a role in the delivery of the course. 

Future careers

Nanotechnology is an exciting and rapidly advancing area which is set to impact almost every industry, company and individual. This course will prepare you for a successful career in this field, whether you’re looking to work in industry, education or research.

Fees and funding

Full-time£7800 per year
Sandwich year£2000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£867 per 20 credits
Full-time£14500 per year
Full-time£8,400 per year
Sandwich year£2,000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£933 per 20 credits
Full-time£15,500 per year
Sandwich year£2,000 for the sandwich year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Natural Sciences located in the Faculty of Science and Technology

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