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.

A summary of courses is found below. Full synopses and a list of lecturers are found within the Course Handbook (available from the righthand menu).

  • 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