Research course

Nanoscale Science and Technology

Institution
Newcastle University · Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

MPhil: A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in biotechnology, chemistry, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, microbiology, physics or a related subject. PhD: A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in the above subjects plus further research experience and/or a further qualification such as an MRes.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Nanoscale Science and Technology research students in nanoLAB cross the traditional disciplinary boundaries of medicine, engineering and the physical sciences. This gives you the chance to thrive on interdisciplinary challenges, collaborate with industrial partners and even create your own spin-off company to commercialise the results of your research.
MPhil and PhD supervision is available in:
  • micro and nanoscale design, fabrication, manufacturing and manipulation
  • top-down and bottom-up fabrication
  • nanoscale materials and electronics
  • applications of nano and microelectronics in medical science, including cell biology, neuroscience, human genetics and ageing
  • polymers
  • self-assembly
  • chemistry of nanoscale systems
  • biomolecular engineering - microfluids, bioprobes and biosensor systems, MEMS/NEMS-based sensors and devices

Department specialisms

Micro and nanoscale design, fabrication, manufacturing and manipulation; top-down and bottom-up fabrication; nanoscale materials and electronics; applications of nano and microelectronics in medical science, including cell biology, neuroscience, human genetics and ageing; polymers; self-assembly; chemistry of nanoscale systems; biomolecular engineering - microfluids, bioprobes and biosensor systems, MEMS/NEMS-based sensors and devices

Information for international students

Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course. You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate.

Fees and funding

See our programme fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MPhil

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Julie Bohill, nanoLAB
Email
nanolab@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 5018