MSc Nanoscience and Functional Nanomaterials

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Faculty Faculty of Science
Awards available MSc
Programme length One year full-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available No, full-time only
Start date September 2022

Programme overview

Join a University ranked in the UK top five for Physics research (THE analysis of REF 2021) with an excellent reputation for teaching and learning.

This interdisciplinary programme will provide you with the skills, knowledge and expertise to become a practitioner in functional materials research, whether in industry or academia. Our graduates have a strong track record of progressing to full-time employment or further study, with around half obtaining PhD places in Bristol or other leading universities throughout the world.

We engage 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 challenging projects at the cutting edge of functional materials research.

The structure of the programme - featuring both short training projects and an 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 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, delivering effective presentations, scientific writing, teamwork, creativity and entrepreneurship.

Fees for 2022/23

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2022/23 are as follows:

UK: full-time
£12,200
Overseas: full-time
£24,300

Additional fees

Bench fee
£2,000

Following the recent changes to fee assessment regulation, Channel Islands and Isle of Man students will no longer be charged a separate tuition fee. From the 2021/22 academic year they will be charged the same fees as Home students.

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.

Alumni discount

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a 25% reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni discount.

Funding for 2022/23

Applicants to this programme are eligible to apply to University of Bristol scholarship schemes such as "Think Big". If you intend to apply to other scholarship schemes supported by the UK government or your home country, please make your application to the programme as early as possible and advise us well in advance of any supporting documents your scholarship application may require from the programme.

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

In the autumn and spring terms, there are lecture courses on key scientific concepts and topics in functional nanomaterials, transferable scientific skills to help you become a more effective researcher, training in advanced tools for functional nanomaterials and exploratory training projects. In the summer term you will carry out a research project, choosing from a large number of project proposals across the whole spectrum of BCFN research.

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Nanoscience and Functional Nanomaterials.

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). Competency in maths must be demonstrated, usually with Grade C in A level maths (or international equivalent).

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement

Careers

The combination of skills training and interaction with world-class functional materials research means that graduates of this programme have either started a PhD or successfully obtained full-time employment.

Expected application closure date

Applications for 2022 have now closed and will reopen for 2023 entry in October 2022.

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Get in touch

Contact details

Enquiries Team Phone: +44 (0) 117 394 1649 Email: choosebristol-pg@bristol.ac.uk

MSc Nanoscience and Functional Nanomaterials Mailbox Email: phys-nano-msc@bristol.ac.uk

School website: School of Physics
Department website: MSc in Nanoscience and Functional Nanomaterials

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, applying for a visa and the support we offer to international students.

REF 2021 results

The University of Bristol is ranked fifth for research in the UK (Times Higher Education), with 94% of our research assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent.

Full REF 2021 results for the University of Bristol.

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