Nanotechnology is one of the most exciting, 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 the nanotechnology market.
This course is a highly interdisciplinary science degree, which will prepare 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 'physical' route majors on the study of solid-state systems for nanotechnology and is best suited if your background is primarily in physics and/or mathematics.
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: HF6X
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
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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).
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.
|Compulsory modules||Optional modules (choose one)|
|Introduction to Modern Chemistry||Engineering Materials|
|Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry||Fundamentals of Process Chemistry|
|Practical Nanotechnology 1||Foundations of Engineering Physics|
|Essential Science Topics for Nanotechnology||Computing 1|
|Molecular Electrochemical Mechanisms in Bionanotechnology|
|Electronic Materials and Devices|
|Mathematical Techniques 1|
|Topics in Nanotechnology|
|The Molecules of Life|
|Practical Nanotechnology 2|
|Current Topics in Nanotechnology|
|Transistors and Optoelectronic Devices|
|Mathematical Techniques 2|
|Materials Structures and Characterisation|
|Nanoparticle and Colloid Science|
|Practical Nanotechnology 3|
|Nanophysics and Nanotechnology|
|Nanotechnology Practical Project|
|Nanotechnology Ethics and Enterprise|
|Materials for Functional Applications|
|Biomaterials and Applications|
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.
A-level: AAB including Mathematics with AS-level Physics or Chemistry, or A-level Physics with AS-level Mathematics. General Studies excluded.
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 Physics
IB: 35 points overall, with 18 points at higher level to include 5 points in higher level Mathematics and Physics.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, t: +44 (0)113 343 6542.
English language requirements: GCSE English Language grade C (or above) or an equivalent recognised English Language qualification.
All undergraduate applications should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS).
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