MSc Nanoscience and Functional Nanomaterials
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.
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.
An upper second-class undergraduate honours degree or international equivalent in a Science or Engineering discipline (for example, 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). Applicants with a lower class of degree with relevant work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
If English is not your first language, you will need to reach the requirements outlined in our profile level E.
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Fees and funding
- UK: full-time
- £14,800 per year
- Overseas: full-time
- £28,400 per year
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to an 8% increase in fees each year.
More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
£2,000. Further information about bench fees can be found on our webpages. Confirmation of bench fees will be stated in the offer letter sent to applicants.
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 2023/24
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 and international postgraduate students.
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.
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