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MRes in Nanomaterials

Imperial College London
London, England, UK
Courses in UKCourses in England1 year full-time

Course description
A one year (full-time) stand-alone multidisciplinary MRes course that will develop your expertise in multidisciplinary Nanomaterials research, and provide a deep understanding of Nanomaterials together with radical insights into future directions from leaders in the field.


MRes Nanomaterials Course Booklet 2017-18 (pdf)
MRes Nanomaterials Programme Specification 2017-18 (pdf)

Why Nanomaterials?
Nanotechnology represents a fundamental change in the way we interact with the natural world, and is set to deliver some of the major scientific and technological advances of the future. The massive global investment in nanotechnology means that scientists who are trained to work effectively in an interdisciplinary environment bridging the diverse fields of chemistry, physics, materials science and engineering will play a vital role in shaping that future.

Combining interdisciplinary teaching with cutting edge research, Imperial College’s flagship Masters Degree in Nanomaterials is designed to train the next generation of nanotechnologists. Imperial College is a world class research institution with internationally leading expertise and facilities. Its nanomaterials course is a demanding one and competition for places is intense. Academic excellence and a willingness to work in an interdisciplinary environment are a prerequisite. Applicants are rigorously assessed to ensure they are able to meet the demands of the course, with an emphasis on promotion of equality and diversity within the programme. In all these aspects the course exemplifies the College’s strategic intent to meet the needs of society and industry by harnessing its multidisciplinary strengths, and to attract the top tier of students worldwide. Successful candidates carry out a nine months long, and visit state-of-the-art research laboratories in industry and academia.

Successful candidates will carry out a nine months long research project, will be expected to present results at an international conference in the late spring and will visit state-of-the-art research laboratories in industry and academia.

Students follow taught courses in Solar Energy, Nanotubes, Biological Chemistry, Theory, modelling and simulation of nanoscale system and Materials Characterisation. There is also a course of advanced lectures with tailored topics relating directly to the latest advances in Nanomaterials given by leaders in their field of research. These taught components are all examined by written examination in either January or May. At the beginning of the research project you will prepare a detailed literature review and project plan and towards the end will present your findings in a project report and in an assessed talk at the MRes Symposium.

Tuition fees and scholarships
There are opportunities to gain scholarships in a competitive fashion. These will provide funding towards tuition fees and/or living expenses and will be granted on the basis of academic merit and excellence of the applicant.

See also:

Information on tuition fees
Information about available scholarships for Masters study

How to apply
Please apply by completing and submiting the online Imperial College Postgraduate application form. The program you should select when completing the online application is under ‘Department of Chemistry’ and the course name is ‘F1Y4 – MRes in Nanomaterials’.

All Postgraduate applications must be submitted online, please click here to apply.

For further details of the course please consult the links to the documents above. If these do not answer your query, please email the MRes chemistry admins at chemres@imperial.ac.uk

The course directors for this MRes are Prof Nicholas Harrison and Dr Saif Haque.

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