University of Central Lancashire

Fylde Road
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892 400


About University of Central Lancashire

UCLan profile imageThe University of Central Lancashire is offering an MSc in nanoscience and nanotechnology, either one year full-time, or two years full-time with a placement. This 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 set to transform our world.

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.
  • Access outstanding facilities, including our new JB Firth Analytical Suite, which gives you access to the latest specialized equipment and techniques.
  • To enhance your work experience, the two-year option includes a professional industry placement of 6–12 months. But you don’t need to decide now; this is an option up until the start of Semester 2.

Training and development
This course provides a solid foundation, while developing an understanding of advances at the forefront of nanotechnology and nanoscience.

All students will undertake research projects, ranging from purely lab-based blue skies research to real-world industry set problems.

You’ll get to work with pioneering researchers: the principal tutors are Dr Joe Smerdon (physics) who works primarily with atomic-resolution microscopes to study molecules, graphene and complex materials, and Dr Tapas Sen (chemistry) works with nanoparticles.

Chris Sullivan, an MSc graduate from 2019 reflects: “To those considering a MSc in nanoscience and nanotechnology, I could not recommend it more. It gave me the opportunity to study under some of the most qualified and renowned individuals at the university, and really opens your mind to endless future possibilities. Since graduating, I have started work as a graduate engineer at Hinkley Point B Nuclear Power Plant. Without UCLan, I would not be in the position I am, nor been afforded the opportunities I have been given.”

What we are looking for
If you’re looking for a course that 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 and how these nanomaterials are set to revolutionize everything from computing to aerospace.

Nanotechnology is an exciting and rapidly advancing area preparing you for a successful career in this field, whether you’re looking to work in industry, education or research.

Preston, UK

Desired degree discipline/class
2.2 degree or equivalent in physics, chemistry or related subjects field. Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits in the light of the nature and scope of the programme

How to apply
You can apply direct via our online portal

Closing date
All year round – course starts in September

Tel +44 (0)1772 892 400

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