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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Preston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Our Nanoscience & Nanotechnology course will take you to the new frontiers of scientific discovery. You’ll explore how scientists operating at the nanoscale are able to manipulate individual atoms and molecules to develop innovative new technologies which are set to transform our world.

This course will give you a solid foundation in nanoscience. The nanoscale is where the various branches of science intersect: physics teaches us how electrons behave, chemistry teaches us how they are exchanged between atoms to form molecules, and molecular biology teaches us how nanomachines are ultimately the building blocks of life.

At the nanoscale, scientists are dealing directly with the fundamental granularity of matter, so technologies on this scale require different tools for assembly and give access to different properties. Most of the benefits currently derived from nanotechnologies are the direct result of miniaturisation (for instance, squeezing more transistors onto a computer chip for increased performance), and these innovations are already some of the biggest drivers of the global economy.

If you’re looking for a course which will prepare you for a successful career at the forefront of the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ then this could be exactly what you’re looking for. You’ll explore the incredible potential of ‘wonder materials’ like graphene (200 times stronger than steel, yet just one atom thick) and how these nanomaterials are set to revolutionise everything from computing to aerospace.

Why study with us

  • You’ll work alongside a multidisciplinary team of researchers and educators with excellent academic profiles who are world leaders in their respective areas.
  • Outstanding facilities, including our new J.B. Firth Analytical Suite, which gives you access to the very latest specialised equipment and techniques.
  • To enhance your work experience you’ll have the opportunity to undertake a professional industry placement. This will extend your study time by six to twelve months depending on the length of the placement.

Future careers

Nanotechnology is an exciting and rapidly advancing area which is set to impact almost every industry, company and individual. This course will prepare you for a successful career in this field, whether you’re looking to work in industry, education or research.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Central Lancashire

  • University League Table

    89th

  • Campus address

    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    66th out of 100 14

    42nd out of 57 2

    23rd out of 31 4

    47th out of 50 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    126 57%

    40th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72.0 72%

    47th

    9
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    51st

    31
  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    117 53%

    43rd

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

    6th

    7
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.76 75%

    53rd

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    130 57%

    17th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    7th

    20
  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72.0 72%

    44th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    34th

    11

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