Taught course

Nanoscience and Functional Nanomaterials

University of Bristol · School of Physics

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in a science or engineering discipline (eg chemistry, physics, biology, biochemistry, materials science or chemical engineering).

Months of entry


Course content

This interdisciplinary programme will provide you with the skills, knowledge and expertise to become a practitioner in nanoscience, whether in industry or academia. As of 2016, all of our graduates have successfully progressed to full-time employment or further study, with just over 50 per cent obtaining PhD places in Bristol and other leading universities worldwide.

The programme is run by the Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials (BCFN), which engages with a network of more than 100 academics from 15 departments in the Faculties of Science, Engineering and Life Sciences. This rich and diverse community provides truly interdisciplinary training and research projects at the cutting edge of nanoscience.

The structure of the programme - featuring two short training projects and one extended research project - provides multiple opportunities for direct contact with leading academics and industry partners across a wide range of research areas. You will choose your extended research project after exploring BCFN's research network through your short projects and the teaching programme. Recent project titles have included ‘Tunable Fluorescent Carbon Dots for Digital Display Technologies', ‘Nanoscale Bi/Sb Chalcohalides for Solar Energy Conversion’ and ‘Silk-Bone: a New Spin on Bone-tissue Engineering’.

Throughout the programme you will have opportunities to further your technical and professional development in research skills, effective presentations, scientific writing, teamwork, creativity and entrepreneurship.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

BCFN Manager
+44 (0) 117 928 7485