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School of Process, Environmental and Materials Engineering

Nanotechnology (Chemical) BSc

BSc Nanotechnology- undergraduate degree


Nanotechnology is one of the most exciting and fastest growing areas in science and engineering today. This course will equip you with a broad set of scientific skills which appeal to a diverse range of employment sectors, including those outside of the nanotechnology market.

This course is a highly interdisciplinary science degree which will equip graduates for employment in a wide range of current and emerging nanotechnology-related industries. You will study key topics from all the core sciences – chemistry, biology, physics, materials science and electronics – alongside custom-designed modules in nanoscience and nanotechnology. The 'chemical' majors on the study of molecular systems for nanotechnology is best suited if your background includes chemistry.

The wide range of core science modules provides you with the breadth of scientific background which you need to understand nanoscience and nanotechnology but, at the same time, you can experience, first hand, the fascination of nanotechnology via hands-on practical work with state-of-the-art nanoscience equipment.

UCAS Code: HF69
Industrial placements: No
Study abroad: No
Course duration: 3 years
Start date: September
Course fees: UK/EU: £9,000 International: £16,500
Information about living expenses and financial support can be found on the University's website.
Scholarships: Scholarships and bursaries worth up to £8,000 available.
Accreditation: This course is recognised by the Royal Society of Chemistry as satisfying the academic requirements for Associate Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (AMRSC).

Royal Society of Chemistry

2015 entry
This course is available for entry in September 2015.
2015 entry requirements: AAA at A-level including Chemistry, excluding general studies. A-level equivalencies tbc.
Fees and scholarships: tbc.


The tables below show the modules that you will study if you commence your studies in September 2013. This information is taken from the University Programme Catalogue, which is a tool designed for current students to select modules.

If you are looking to start your studies in September 2014 a list of modules is available in the 2014 brochure.

This is an indicative list and actual content may vary as we regularly review the content or our courses in light of new experiences and developments in the field.

Career options

Nanotechnology graduates are specifically trained in response to the needs of industry in this rapidly expanding sector of the international science and engineering base. Our graduates are highly valued by prospective employers and go on to a wide range of careers across a range of industry sectors such as electronics, medicine and healthcare, pharmaceuticals, chemical engineering, food, packaging, cosmetics, fuel and energy and the environment. Our nanotechnology graduates have also been successful in securing places for PhD research study.

Entry requirements

A-level: AAB including Chemistry, excluding General Studies.

Engineering Diploma: Grade A (plus B or above in A-level Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry).

BTEC Extended Diploma: DDD including an appropriate amount of level 3 Mathematics and Chemistry.

IB: 35 points overall, with 18 points at higher level to include 5 points in high level Chemistry.

We also welcome and accept students with a wide range of alternative UK and international qualifications. For further information please contact our admissions team, e:, t: +44 (0)113 343 6542.

English language requirements: GCSE English Language grade C (or above) or an equivalent recognised English Language qualification.

How to apply

All undergraduate applications should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS).

If you require any further information please contact our admissions team,
e:, t: +44 (0)113 343 6542.