Taught course

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

University of Central Lancashire · School of Physical Sciences and Computing

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold at least a 2:2 degree or equivalent in Physics or Chemistry or related subjects field.

Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits in the light of the nature and scope of the programme.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Nanoscience and Nanotechnology course will take you to the new frontiers of scientific discovery. You’ll explore how scientists operating at the nanoscale are able to manipulate individual atoms and molecules to develop innovative new technologies which are set to transform our world.

This course will give you a solid foundation in nanoscience. The nanoscale is where the various branches of science intersect: physics teaches us how electrons behave, chemistry teaches us how they are exchanged between atoms to form molecules, and molecular biology teaches us how nanomachines are ultimately the building blocks of life.

At the nanoscale, scientists are dealing directly with the fundamental granularity of matter, so technologies on this scale require different tools for assembly and give access to different properties. Most of the benefits currently derived from nanotechnologies are the direct result of miniaturisation (for instance, squeezing more transistors onto a computer chip for increased performance), and these innovations are already some of the biggest drivers of the global economy.

If you’re looking for a course which will prepare you for a successful career at the forefront of the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ then this could be exactly what you’re looking for. You’ll explore the incredible potential of ‘wonder materials’ like graphene (200 times stronger than steel, yet just one atom thick) and how these nanomaterials are set to revolutionise everything from computing to aerospace.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1772 892444