During the first year students study for the MRes degree in Physical Sciences (Nanoscience and Nanotechnology) by following a number of courses:
A wide range of core science courses are offered to prepare students for interdisciplinary research in nanoscience and nanotechnology, many of which are offered jointly with the MPhil in Micro- & Nanotechnology Enterprise. Topics covered in the 2018-19 academic year include:
Transferable skills training is a vital part of the NanoDTC programme. Besides specific courses in this area we organise team building events, give students opportunities to get involved with public outreach, interact with our industrial partners.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
In the MRes year, students will undertake:
core courses in collaboration with the existing MPhil in Micro & Nanotechnology Enterprise (MNTE) (two unseen written examination papers)
practicals (around 30, hands-on in small groups) to learn additional skills in disciplines outside their 1st degree, directly making and characterising nanomaterials and devices. Assessed based on attendance and combined supervisor’s partial marks.
Enterprise components in conjunction with the Judge Business School which includes consultancy project with a nano-related company
2x 2-month and 1x 3-month interdisciplinary mini-/midi-projects to broaden students’ experience and peer networks, and aid final PhD project selection. Assessed as a portfolio of project reports.
Science Communication courses (in business, media and research) and other transferrable skills training
Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score:
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You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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