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 2020

Programme overview

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.

The programme is run by the Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials (BCFN), which engages 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 2020/21

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2020/21 are as follows:

UK/EU: full-time
£11,300
Overseas: full-time
£22,550
Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
£13,900

Additional fees

Bench fee
£2,000

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 scholarship

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.

Funding for 2020/21

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).

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.

How to apply
Application deadline:

1 July 2020. Early application recommended; places may fill before the deadline.

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I chose Bristol because of its outstanding academic reputation. It's reassuring to be taught by people who truly love their subject - their passion becomes contagious.

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REF 2014 results

  • Physics:
  • 23% of research is world-leading (4*)
  • 62% of research is internationally excellent (3*)
  • 15% of research is recognised internationally (2*)
  • 0% of research is recognised nationally (1*)

Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.

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