PhD Nanoscale Science and Technology

| Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
PhD supervision is available in: micro and nanoscale design, fabrication, manufacturing and manipulation; top-down and bottom-up fabrication; nanoscale materials and electronics; applications of nano and microelectronics in medical science, including cell biology, neuroscience, human genetics and ageing; polymers; self-assembly; chemistry of nanoscale systems; biomolecular engineering - microfluids, bioprobes and biosensor systems, MEMS/NEMS-based sensors and devices.



For more information about staff specialisms please see the nanoLAB website.

Many research projects cross the disciplinary boundaries of medicine, engineering and the physical sciences. Depending on the source of funding, your project may involve collaboration with an industry partner or you may work in a team with a number of students to develop an idea to the point where, following your degree, you can create a spin-off company to commercialise the results of your research.

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Tuition fee Not specified
Duration full-time 36 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 72 months
Project Type Open

Course Content

There are opportunities to develop your business awareness and skills, with training in topics such as intellectual property protection.

nanoLAB also hosts regular research seminars, conferences and workshops.

In addition, our Medical Sciences Graduate School and Science, Agriculture and Engineering Graduate School also have a thriving postgraduate research culture, with additional support for international students. We have an excellent record for timely PhD submission, provide training in professional/key skills and research techniques, and support personal development.

English Language Requirements


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PhDAn upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in the above subjects plus further research experience and/or a further qualification such as an MRes.

Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

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