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The University of Sheffield

Nanomaterials and Materials Science

The course is designed to equip students with the know-how and skills for becoming an expert in materials science with nanotechnology specialisation.

You will experience the unique combination of a foundation semester in the general area of science and engineering of materials, followed by a nanoscience and nanotechnology specific semester to result in an unrivalled comprehensive nanomaterials expertise.

The course content reflects the highly interdisciplinary nature of this subject and allows students to specialise via options, and a major project.

Entry requirements

MSc: A good Honours degree in materials, metallurgy, chemistry or a related engineering subject from an approved institution. English language requirements: an overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: nanomaterials: parts 1 and 2; bionanomaterials; nanoscale magnetic materials and devices; science of materials; materials processing and characterisation; materials selection, properties and applications; technical skills development; research project. Optional modules: bio-imaging; heat and materials.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by formal examinations, coursework assignments and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 1 1 Years

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