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Programme structure: Functional Nanomaterials (PhD) - what's running in 2022/23

Please note: It is possible that the information shown for future academic years may change due to developments in the relevant academic field. Optional unit availability varies depending on both staffing, student choice and timetabling constraints.

    This section describes which Units you will take in which year of study. It indicates which units are mandatory and where you will be able to choose. The overall pass marks you will need to achieve in order to progress or achieve an award are shown. The full regulations concerning progression and completion are held in the University's Regulations and Code of Practice. Any particular aspects of your programme that are unusual will be highlighted. If any Units are must pass this will be shown below. The linked unit specifications detail any additional requirements.

    What do the Levels represent?

    What do the teaching blocks (TB) mean?

  • Year 1 (2022/23)

The maximum period of study for full-time students is 4 years. This catalogue only shows the taught units on the programme and may not show all years of study.

The following structure (and related specification) shows the taught units which form the first part of the PhD programme.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Functional Nanomaterials Lecture Course PHYSM0004 40 Mandatory TB-4
Advanced Tools for Nanoscience PHYSM3401 20 Mandatory AYEAR
Industrial Training Module PHYSM3404 20 Mandatory TB-4
Exploratory Training Assignments PHYSM3402 30 Mandatory TB-4
Contextualisation PHYSM0005 10 Mandatory AYEAR
Extended Project PHYSM3403 60 Mandatory AYEAR
MRes Functional Nanomaterials   180    

Progression/award requirements

The assessment of the taught component of a doctoral degree is governed by the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and is assessed separately from the research project. Progression to the research project may be dependent on the successful completion of the taught component - please refer to the relevant handbook for the structure of the particular programme.

The pass mark set by the University for any level 7(M) unit is 50 out of 100.

Exit awards

It may be possible to exit the programme with a taught award. For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Research Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Additional progress information

Students may exit with an MRes award following successful completion of the taught component of the PhD programme

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