Taught course


University of Strathclyde · Department of Physics

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

Minimum second-class (2.2) Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in Physics (Mathematics and Physics, Theoretical Physics, Astrophysics, Engineering Physics etc), Chemistry, or a related subject.

Applicants from an engineering discipline need to have had sufficient exposure to fundamental physics courses in quantum mechanics and electromagnetism, or need to demonstrate that they can acquire the necessary background. Contact us about your application and the possibility of conversion courses.

English language requirements

You must have an English language minimum score of IELTS 6.0 (with no component below 5.5).

We offer comprehensive English language courses for students whose IELTS scores are below 6.0. Please see ELTD for full details.

As a university, we now accept many more English language tests in addition to IELTS for overseas applicants, for example, TOEFL and PTE Cambridge. View the full list of accepted English language tests here.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Nanoscience degree explores the frontiers of science on the nanoscale. It provides a strong grounding in basic nanoscience before progressing to advanced topics. The strongly interdisciplinary research in the physics of life sciences groups links the fundamental science to applications in chemistry, biology and medicine.

Taught classes on this Masters course have been developed from the many years of nanoscience research at the University in areas such as:

  • nanoscale imaging
  • nanoparticle fabrication and functionalisation
  • chemical physics
  • computational modelling of the nanoworld

Who’s the course suitable for?

The course will be of interest to physical science graduates looking to work in the field of nanoscience. It’s also suitable for those with an industrial background as a further training opportunity and a way of gaining insights into topics at the forefront of academic research.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

Further information on fees & funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)141 553 6023