Start date: October 2017
Location: South Kensington/ White City
ECTS: 90 credits
This course is now open to applications for 2017 entry.
Nanotechnology represents a fundamental change in the way we interact with the natural world, and is set to deliver major scientific and technological advances. This flagship course intends to train the next generation of nanotechnologists.
About the course
Nanotechnology represents a fundamental change in the way we interact with the natural world, and is set to deliver major scientific and technological advances.
The massive global investment in nanotechnology means that scientists who are trained to work effectively in an interdisciplinary environment that bridges the diverse fields of chemistry, physics, materials science, biology and engineering, will play a vital role in shaping the future.
Combining interdisciplinary teaching with cutting-edge research, this flagship course will train the next generation of nanotechnologists, and provide the background required for a career in industrial or academic research.
You are introduced to nanoscience from material science, physics, chemical and biological perspectives. The course is associated with the London Centre for Nanotechnology, a joint venture between Imperial College London and UCL, allowing a wider choice of collaborative opportunities.
Modules shown are for the current academic year, and are subject to change depending on your year of entry.
Core modules (40%)
- Advanced Journal Club
- Materials Characterisation
- Membrane Biophysics
- Plastic Electronics
- Renewable Energy
Research project (60%)
You complete a research project which accounts for the majority of your MRes assessment. In the first term you will be allocated a research project from your top three choices.
Under the supervision of your project team you start researching and writing a project synopsis/research plan, to be submitted in November.
In term two you begin your research project in the laboratory. You will continue to work on your research project in the third term, and write up your findings as a dissertation.
You will also present your research findings at a one-day MRes Conference held at the beginning of September, which counts towards your overall assessment.
Teaching and assessment
- Oral presentations
- Project work
- Research project plan
- Written examinations
Minimum academic requirement
2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject, particularly in subjects such as chemistry, physics, mathematics, materials, biochemistry and engineering.
The academic requirement above is for applicants who hold or who are working towards a UK qualification.
We also accept a wide variety of international qualifications. For guidance see our Country Index though please note that the standards listed here are the minimum for entry to the College.
If you have any questions about admissions and the standard required for the qualification you hold or are currently studying then please contact the relevant admissions team.
English language requirements
All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.
For admission to this course, you must achieve the standard College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the English language requirements for postgraduate applicants.
Fees and funding
Home and EU students
Islands and overseas students
The level of tuition fees you pay is based on your fee status, which we assess based on UK government legislation.
If you are a Home or EU student who meets certain criteria, you can apply for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan of up to £10,000 from the UK government for programmes beginning in October 2016. The loan is not means-tested, and you can choose whether to put it towards your tuition fees or living costs.
Funding from Imperial
We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students to support you through your studies. Try our scholarships search tool to see what you might be eligible for.
For more information on the Postgraduate Master's Loan scheme and other funding opportunities that are available, please visit our Fees and Funding website.
How to apply
All applicants must apply online. For full details on the online application process, or to start your application, please visit the How to Apply section of our website.
You can usually apply for up to two courses, although your second choice will only be considered if your first-choice application is unsuccessful.
Most of our postgraduate courses don't have a formal closing date, but popular courses close when they are full. We therefore recommend applying early to avoid disappointment, especially students who will also be applying for funding or applying for a visa.
You will need to upload documents with your applications, which may include transcripts and degree certificates.
Offer holders will need to pay a deposit to secure your place. This will be deducted from the balance of your tuition fees.
An ATAS certificate is required for overseas students applying for this course. Your Tier 4 visa application, or extension of stay, will automatically be refused if you need an ATAS certificate and cannot provide one.
For further guidance on obtaining an ATAS certificate please see the information on our International Student Support team website.