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Nanoscience DTC PhD (NoWNANO), Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #27 (QS) ,
Graphene NOWNANO offers you an opportunity to join the select group of students working with some of the world’s leading scientists on two-dimensional materials, including graphene – the 21st century’s wonder material.

About

It is a unique Centre for Doctoral Training run by specialist academics and working alongside more than 120 graphene researchers at The University of Manchester, in partnership with Lancaster University. 

Funded by EPSRC, the four-year course will enable you to develop knowledge and skills necessary to drive research and innovation in the field of nanomaterials in your future career, while contributing to the pioneering research at Manchester and Lancaster during your PhD.

PhD students enrolled on the Graphene NOWNANO programme receive initial state-of-the-art training in fundamentals of graphene and 2D materials, their applications, and key techniques. 

The 6-month training is followed by a three and a half year research project that students select from up to 40 available projects in 30+ top-rated research groups across nine disciplines/university departments (Experimental and Theoretical Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Materials Science, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Pharmacy, Biomaterials, Medicine). Academic research within the CDT will be complemented by direct engagement with a network of industrial and academic partners.

Accreditation

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, The University of Manchester is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Choice of experimental, theoretical and computational projects. 

Topics include:

  • Fundamental science of graphene and other two-dimensional materials
  • Experimental and theoretical physics of nanodevices based on 2D materials;
  • 2D heterostructures: materials on demand;
  • Synthesis, fabrication, characterisation and modelling of 2D materials;
  • Applications of graphene and other 2D materials in electronics, photonics, electrochemistry, composites, spintronics, filtration and separation, drug delivery, regenerative medicine and other areas.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Applicants should have, or expect to obtain, a UK undergraduate honours degree or international equivalent, or a first degree with an additional Masters degree or international equivalent.
  • Your online application must include a CV, academic transcripts, and two academic references. It should also include a document of 500 words maximum describing why you wish to be admitted to Graphene NOWNANO programme and including any other information you consider relevant to your application.
  • In general, we do not specify a formal deadline for submitting an application to the CDT, however we encourage applicants to apply as early as possible. 
  • Typically all available places are filled by the end of March.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17800 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

N/A for EU and UK citizens. International applicants should check the website: www.nownano.manchester.ac.uk for further information on funding.

Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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