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MRes in Nano-Safety Research

Heriot-Watt University

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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    Edinburgh Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Overview

The Nanosafety Research Group is a multi-disciplinary research group that conducts work to assess the potential human and environmental effects of nanomaterials, encompassing human and environmental toxicology as well as microbiology. Nanotechnology involves the development and use of materials and objects at the nanoscale (1-100nm). To put the size range of interest into perspective, the size of nanomaterials is comparable to that of the molecules that make up cells, like DNA and proteins. Products generated using nanotechnology are being developed all the time and have the potential to offer many benefits. These products range from electronic gadgets and medicines to food additives and cosmetics, with applications ranging from the remediation of contaminated sites in the environment to stain and odour resistant clothing.

Tuition fees

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£ 15,672per year

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University information

Heriot-Watt University

  • University League Table

    23rd

  • Campus address

    Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH14 4AS, Scotland

Highly regarded around the world with a strong focus on business, engineering, design and the physical and life sciences.
Culturally diverse, warm and welcoming, Heriot-Watt is one of Scotland's most international universities with a global footprint.
Global companies actively seek out Heriot-Watt graduates due to the nature of the university's research-informed education.

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