Nanoscience and Functional Nanomaterials, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
University of Bristol
This interdisciplinary MSc programme will provide you with the skills, knowledge and expertise to become a practitioner in nanoscience, whether in industry or academia.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


The programme provides innovative and novel training, and will support you in the next phase of your career. To date all of our graduates have been successful in obtaining either a PhD place or full-time employment. The programme is assessed in a variety of ways designed to provide feedback on both technical and professional skills, including research skills, presenting, writing, teamwork, and entrepreneurship.

The Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials (BCFN) represents more than 100 academics from 15 departments in the faculties of Science, Engineering, and Medical and Veterinary Sciences. This rich and diverse support network ensures your training and research is at the cutting edge and is truly interdisciplinary.

The BCFN is based in the Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information - the lowest-vibration Nanoscience building in the world.

Programme Structure

Core Units

Autumn and Spring Terms

  • Communication and Management Skills
  • Lecture courses on Nanoscience and Functional Nanomaterials
  • Training in Advanced Tools for Nanoscience through bespoke online modules, lectures and practical work
  • Two Training Projects (one per term)

Summer Term

  • Research Project

Students can choose their Training and Research Projects from a wide range of proposals.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Academic Requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in a Science subject.
English-language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.5 overall, minimum 6.0 in all bands
  • TOEFL Internet based iB - 90 overall, minimum 20 in any part (must have been taken before 17th April 2014)
  • Pearson’s PTE (Academic) 60 overall, minimum 54 in any band
  • Cambridge CPE: Certificate of Proficiency in English C
  • Cambridge CAE: Certificate in Advanced English B, no less than borderline in any element
  • Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC) Grade 3
  • IESOL/ISESOL (City and Guilds) ‘Expert’ level, first class pass

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 20000 International
  • GBP 10800 EU/EEA

Full-time: UK/EU £13,900; overseas £22,500


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