Research course

Electronic Engineering (Nanotechnology) MRes

Bangor University · School of Electronic Engineering

Entry requirements

We welcome candidates who have gained an Honours degree in Electronic Engineering, Physics or a related scientific discipline, at a 2.2 level or higher or the international equivalent. Applicants with initial degrees in other disciplines will be considered on an individual basis, with the assessment based on the applicant’s potential to succeed on, and benefit from, the course.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

The MRes programme provides a dedicated route for high-calibre students who (may have a specific research aim in mind) are ready to carry out independent research leading to PhD level study or who are seeking a stand alone research based qualification suitable for a career in research with transferable skills for graduate employment.

It is the normal expectation that the independent research thesis (120 credits) should be of at a publishable standard in a high quality peer reviewed journal.

The MRes programme is a full-time one year course consisting of 60 taught credits at the beginning of the programme which lead on to the 120 credit thesis.

Each MRes shares the taught element of the course, after successful completion of the taught element students are then able to specialise in a specific subject for their thesis.

The taught provision has four distinct 15 credit modules that concentrate on specific generic skill.


Modelling and Design: Focuses on the simulation and design of electronic devices using an advanced software package – COMSOL. This powerful commercial software package is extremely adaptable and can be used to simulate and design a very wide range of physical systems.

Introduction to Nanotechnology and Microsystems: Focuses on the device fabrication techniques at the nano and micro scale, as well as introducing some of the diagnostic tools available to test the quality and characteristics of devices.

Project Planning: Focuses on the skills required to scope, plan, execute and report the outcomes of a business and research project.

Mini Project: Focuses on applying the skills and techniques to a mini project, whose theme will form the basis of the substantive research project.

MRes Research Project: After the successful completions of the taught component of the programme, the major individual thesis will be undertaken within the world-leading research groups of the School.

Information for international students

Applicants from overseas must demonstrate competence in English to an acceptable level: TOEFL: minimum score of 560, with a TWE written score of 4 / IELTS score of 6.0 overall, 6.5 in writing and no other element under 5.5 / Cambridge Proficiency Higher / undertake an appropriate ELCOS pre-session course to achieve the required English language level.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1248 382686