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"Even though I'll be starting a research-based PhD after this course, the business components of this MPhil have made me seriously consider entrepreneurship as an alternative, or even better - an addition to a career in academia." 

 

 

 

Overview & Expectations

The programme is intended for those with a good first degree in the physical sciences and engineering who wish to develop research skills and a commercial awareness in micro- and nanotechnology.  It combines cutting-edge science with business practice skills giving students knowledge and experience of a range of disciplines.  This should enable students graduating from the course to evaluate the scientific importance and technological potential of new developments in the field of micro- and nanotechnology and provides an unparalleled educational experience for entrepreneurs in these fields.

The programme is modular in structure and lasts ten months.  It is envisaged that all students attend all modules, which consist of no more that 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 are 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.

A summary of the 2016-17 courses is found below. Full synopses and a list of lecturers are found within the Course Handbook (available below).

  • NE.01: Characterisation Techniques
  • NE.02: MEMS Design
  • NE.04: Nanofabrication Techniques
  • NE.05: Nanomaterials
  • NE.06: Nanochemistry
  • NE.07: Physics at the Nanometre-Scale
  • NE.08: Bionanotechnology
  • NE.09: Nanoelectrochemistry
  • NE.10: Energy Materials
  • NE.11: Nano Self Assembly
  • Science Communication in Media, Business and Research
  • Societal & Ethical Dimensions of Micro and Nanotechnology
  • MoTI: Management of Technology and Innovation

Requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK II.i Honours Degree.

If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country.

Other

Links to the Moodle site for currently registered students can be found in here.

 

 

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