Chemistry student

Key information

Duration: 1 year full-time
Start date: October 2017
ECTS: 90 credits

Campus
South Kensington
White City

Course Directors
Prof Nicholas Harrison
Dr Saif Haque

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Overview

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.

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.

Structure

Modules shown are for the current academic year, and are subject to change depending on your year of entry.

Structure

Core modules

You take all of the modules below.

  • Advanced Journal Club
  • Materials Characterisation
  • Membrane Biophysics
  • Nanomaterials
  • Plastic Electronics
  • Renewable Energy

Research project

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.

Tuition fees and funding

The level of tuition fees you pay is based on your fee status, which we assess based on UK government legislation.

For more information on the funding opportunities that are available, please visit our Fees and Funding website.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees (Home and EU students)

2017 entry
£10,900

Tuition fees (Islands and Overseas students)

2017 entry
£30,600

Postgraduate Master's loan

If you are a Home or EU student who meets certain criteria, you may be able to apply for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan of up to £10,000 from the UK government. The loan is not means-tested, and you can choose whether to put it towards your tuition fees or living costs.

Scholarships

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.

There are a number of external organisations also offer awards for Imperial students, find out more about non-Imperial scholarships.

Accommodation and living costs

Living costs, including accommodation, are not included in your tuition fees.

You can compare costs across our different accommodation options on our Accommodation website.

A rough guide to what you might expect to spend to live in reasonable comfort in London is available on our Fees and Funding website.

Admissions

We welcome students from all over the world and consider all applicants on an individual basis.

For advice on the requirements for the qualifications listed here please contact the Department (details at the bottom of this page).

We also accept a wide range of international qualifications. If the requirements for your qualifications are not listed here, please see our academic requirements by country page for guidance on which qualifications we accept.

Admissions

Minimum academic requirement

2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject, particularly in subjects such as chemistry, physics, mathematics, materials, biochemistry and engineering.

International qualifications

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 requirement (all applicants)

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.

How to apply

All applicants must apply online.

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 courses don't have a formal closing date, but popular courses close when they are full, so you should apply early to avoid disappointment. There may also be funding deadlines that apply to you.

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.

For full details on the online application process, or to start your application, please visit the How to Apply section of our website.

ATAS certificate

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.

Further information

Chemical flasks

Contact us

T: +44 (0)20 7594 2678
E: michael.ray@imperial.ac.uk

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Applying for your visa

Visit the International Student Support website for information on applying for a visa.

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Scholarships

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