Taught course

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Institution
University of Glasgow · College of Science and Engineering
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are normally a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent (eg GPA of 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified. Additionally, a sound understanding of programme relevant core engineering principles, such as mathematics, is expected and must be demonstrated in a 2.1 or equivalent in core subject components from your Honours degree . Further information regarding academic entry requirements: student.recruitment@glasgow.ac.uk

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Masters in Nanoscience & Nanotechnology teaches skills desired by modern industry for scientists and engineers doing research, development and production in nanoscience and nanofabrication. This multidisciplinary programme complements backgrounds in electronics, materials science, or physics.

Prestigious Scottish Funding Council Awards are available to high calibre applicants for this programme. The SFC has selected this programme in recognition of the high demand for students with these qualifications. The awards cover all tuition costs; for further information, please see: www.glasgow.ac.uk/postgraduate/funded/

Why Glasgow?

· The University of Glasgow’s Electronic and Electrical Engineering is consistently ranked amongst the top 10 in the UK and top 5 in Scotland, recently achieving 1st in Scotland and 4th in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2015).

· The University of Glasgow is a recognised pioneer in many of the most exciting aspects of nanotechnology, with an international reputation in micro and nanofabrication for applications including nanoelectronics, optoelectronics and bioelectronics.

· With a 95% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2014, Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the School of Engineering combines both teaching excellence and a supportive learning environment.

· This MSc caters to a growing demand for scientists and engineers who can fabricate systems of sensors, actuators, functional materials and who can integrate electronics at the micro and nano scale. As a graduate you will also possess the necessary insights in nanoscience to develop new products using these skills.

· You will be taught by experts in the field and have access to research seminars given by our international collaborators, many of whom are world leaders in nanoscience.

· You will benefit from access to our outstanding facilities: including the James Watt Nanofabrication Centre (JWNC) cleanrooms and the Kelvin Nanocharacterisation Centre. The JWNC holds a number of world records in nanofabrication including records for the performance of nanoscale electronic and optoelectronic devices.

Programme Structure

Modes of delivery of the MSc in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology include lectures, seminars and tutorials and allow students the opportunity to take part in lab, project and team work.

Core courses

· Electronic devices

· Introduction to research in nanoscience and nanotechnology

· Micro- and nano-technology

· Nanofabrication

· Research methods and techniques.

Optional courses

· Applied optics

· Cellular biophysics

· Microwave electronic & optoelectronic devices

· Microwave and mm wave circuit design

· Microscopy and optics

· Nano and atomic scale imaging

· Semiconductor physics.

Projects

· The programme builds towards an extended project, which is an integral part of the MSc programme: many projects are linked to industry or related to research in the school. Our contacts with industry and our research collaborations will make this a meaningful and valuable experience, giving you the opportunity to apply your newly learnt skills.

· To complete the MSc degree you must undertake a project worth 60 credits that will integrate subject knowledge and skills that you acquire during the MSc programme.

· The project is an important part of your MSc where you can apply your newly learned skills and show to future employers your ability to apply them in industrially relevant problems.

· MSc projects are associated with Glasgow's James Watt Nanofabrication Centre, one of Europe's premier research cleanrooms. Projects range from basic research into nanofabrication and nanocharacterisation, to development of systems in optoelectronics, microbiology and electronic devices which require such fabrication.

· You can choose from a list of approximately 30 projects published yearly in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.

Information for international students

IELTS: overall score 6.5; no sub-test less than 6.0. ibTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than 20. CAE: 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169. CPE: 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169. PTE Academic : 60; no sub-test less than 59

Fees and funding

UK students
£6800
International students
£18200

The College of Science and Engineering is proud to announce that we have been allocated Scottish Funding Council (SFC) funding for the MSc Nanoscience and Nanotechnology programme.

Science graduates may apply for this programme.

This funding is for tuition fees only and is available to Scottish and EU students, providing students with an excellent opportunity to gain additional skills and expertise at a postgraduate level, with programmes being selected on the basis of industry skills gaps in Scotland.

For further information on our SFC funded programmes, please contact: katherine.henderson@glasgow.ac.uk

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Email
pgadmissions@glasgow.ac.uk