Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy

MPhil - Course Overview

The programme is modular in structure and lasts ten months. It is envisaged that students attend all modules, which consist of no more than 16 hours of lectures per module with additional discussion groups and personal study time.  The students will be examined on all core modules and may select which elective modules they are examined on. The elective courses are indicated below.  The modules are taught in the first two terms and will be followed by formal examinations. The modules are drawn from Science and Technology, Business Management and Innovation strands and so cover the many complexities involved in the processes of discovery and exploitation.

NE.01: Characterisation Techniques
(Michaelmas term) Core

NE.04: Nanofabrication Techniques
(Lent term) Core

NE.05: Nanomaterials
(Michaelmas term) Core

NE.06: Nanochemistry
(Michaelmas term) Elective

NE.07: Physics at the Nanometre-Scale
(Michaelmas term) Core

NE.08: Bionanotechnology
(Lent term) Elective

NE.09: Nanoelectrochemistry
(Lent term)

NE.10: Energy Harvesting (running in conjuction with Part III course M19)
(Michaelmas term) Elective

NE.11: Nano Self Assembly
(Lent term) Elective

Science Communication in Media, Business and Research
(Michaelmas term and Lent term) Core

Societal & Ethical Dimensions of Micro and Nanotechnology
(Michaelmas term and Lent term) Core

MoTI: Management of Technology and Innovation
(Michaelmas and Lent term)