Cranfield University Nanotechnology

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Cranfield University Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology involves the manipulation of materials at the atomic scale where properties can be significantly altered by the inclusion or omission of just a few atoms.

Nanotechnology is multidisciplinary in nature and finds applications in a variety of sectors. This is reflected in the breadth of applications considered as well as the type of work which ranges from materials synthesis and understanding of potential risks through to manufacturing and testing of nanoscale devices.

We serve clients from a multitude of industrial sectors. Some of our business partners include Airbus, Anglian Water, NPL, Oxford Instruments, Qinetiq, TDK and Thales.

We have worked with a number of research funding bodies and not-for-profit organisations including:
  • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
  • European Commission
  • Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
  • Royal Academy of Engineering
  • Royal Society
  • Innovate UK
  • Welcome Trust.

At a glance

  • Start dateFull-time: October. Part-time: throughout the year
  • DurationOne year full-time, two-five years part-time
  • DeliveryTaught modules 40%, Group project 20% (dissertation for part-time students), Individual project 40%
  • QualificationMSc, PgDip, PgCert
  • Study typeFull-time / Part-time

Entry requirements

A first or second class UK Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant science, engineering or related discipline. Other relevant qualifications, together with significant experience, may be considered.

Applicants who do not fulfil the standard entry requirements can apply for the Pre-Masters programme, successful completion of which will qualify them for entry to this course for a second year of study.

English Language

If you are an international student you will need to provide evidence that you have achieved a satisfactory test result in an English qualification. Our minimum requirements are as follows:

IELTS Academic – 6.5 overall
TOEFL – 92
Pearson PTE Academic – 65
Cambridge English Scale – 180
Cambridge English: Advanced – C
Cambridge English: Proficiency – C