Research course

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Institution
University of Cambridge · Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience
Qualifications
MResPhD

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK High 2:1 Honours Degree.

Degree must be in a relevant discipline, with sufficient elements of physics, chemistry, materials or engineering sciences.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The MRes+PhD programme is based on courses, practicals and projects in Year 1 before selection of an interdisciplinary PhD topic for research in Years 2-4 in a Nano group within Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Materials or another department.

Learn more via the course page.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the PhD programme, students will have:

  • attended a minimum of 80 hours of lectures in degree-level topics to complement their own strengths and knowledge base upon entry, gaining a broad overview and specific knowledge of nanoscience, shared across the whole cohort;
  • learned additional skills and disciplines outside of their first-degree subject;
  • developed a full interdisciplinary PhD proposal they can defend in an oral examination and, if successful, embark on their second year at the CDT;
  • gained an understanding and command of laboratory methods and techniques relevant for research in the nano area, appreciating the advantages and shortcomings of each method;
  • gained an understanding of the enterprise landscape relating to nano-innovation;
  • developed a good transferable skills base, including science communication skills, as well as a sound grasp of safety and ethics in research;
  • learned to work effectively in teams as well as individually; and
  • developed a full interdisciplinary PhD thesis they can defend in an oral examination and, if successful, graduate with a PhD.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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