Taught course

Soft Electronic Materials

Institution
Imperial College London · Department of Physics
Qualifications
MRes

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Entry requirements

Our minimum requirement is a 2.1 degree in physics, chemistry, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, materials science or a related subject

Months of entry

October

Course content

The MRes in Soft Electronic Materials is a research focussed Masters programme. It is an interdisciplinary course lasting one year focused on creating and optimising new types of electronic materials and devices for a diverse range of applications.

This thriving area of research targets applications such as:

  • Printable photovoltaics
  • Light-emitting diodes
  • Batteries
  • Solar fuel production
  • Wearable electronics devices
  • Sensors
  • Bioelectronics
  • Chiral emitters and detector
  • Spintronics
  • Neuromorphic computing

A key attraction of the field is that the materials can often be deposited from solutions enabling devices to be fabricated using printing technologies rather than traditional semiconductor fabrication techniques.

You will cover highly multidisciplinary science during the course. It involves Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering. Research activities are wide-ranging, spanning fundamental modelling of molecules and materials, their synthesis, characterisation, design and processing of devices and sensors, as well as measuring and analysing their performance for targeted applications.

We’re looking talented and enthusiastic students from diverse scientific and engineering backgrounds.

Information for international students

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the standard College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the English language requirements for postgraduate applicants.

Fees and funding

UK students
£17,250 per year
International students
£34,250 per year

We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students to support you through your studies. Try our scholarships search tool to see what you might be eligible for.

For more information on the Postgraduate Master's Loan scheme and other funding opportunities that are available, please visit our Fees and Funding website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    The MRes is intended as a foundation course for a subsequent PhD. However, the MRes may be taken by itself by self funded students.

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations20
Creative work10
Dissertation70 (30000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Loli Sanchez
Email
l.sanchez@imperial.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7594 7512