Funding Information

Fees for each programme are detailed on the programme pages are are payable each year of your programme.

Students applying for the MSc programme must be able to pay their own tuition fees, bench fees and living costs or have a scholarship to cover these costs. Unfortunatley, the BCFN do not have any funding available to support any students applying for the Masters programme.

If you are a Home Students there are new loans available to UK students who want to study a MSc.  Find out more about the Postgraduate Study Loan.

If you are an overseas student, please look at the details of the Think BIG Postgraduate Scholarship - round 1 deadline is 11:59pm (GMT) Sunday 29 March 2020.

More information about potential funding is available from the Student Funding Office. International specific scholarship information can be found under the International Financial Help section.

Online Application Form

We require our students to have a good scientific grounding before starting our course, so we ask for applicants to hold or be on course for an upper second-class honours degree. We do not necessarily request that the subject area is Physics or Chemistry, so if you come from a scientifically based undergraduate background and are interested in the course please apply.

If you are an international student please see the International Office website for international equivalencies and we also adopt the University English language profile E.

You can apply for entry in 2020 via the online application form. Please note that you do NOT need to complete the following sections of the form:

  • Proposed Research Topic and Proposed Supervisor
  • Research Statement
  • Research Training Information
  • Specialist Options

You will need to upload copies of any degree certificates and transcripts, and English Language certificates if appropriate.  You will also need to submit two recent academic letters of reference to support your application. 

We are unable to process your application without these documents.

You may find it useful to read the prospectus entry and read the Admissions statement.

If you have further queries before you apply, please e-mail

MSc Nanoscience and Functional Nanomaterials

Guidance for Latin American & Caribbean Students (PDF, 107kB)

The Masters trained me in the ability to figure out the problem and find the solution. It gave me the ability to solve problem in a different discipline.

Xiaoyu Sun, BCFN MSc Alumni
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