To provide a coherent interdisciplinary programme which will enable graduates of single-discipline degree schemes to contribute to research, development and commercial applications of nanotechnology. Arguably the most successful nanotechnology taught postgraduate programme in Europe. It covers the breadth of nanotechnology from electronics to biotechnology and is delivered by academics with internationally leading research programmes. It is the only course of its kind in the UK i.e. jointly delivered.
Students take 8 lecture based modules plus a major research type project.
The Centre for Self-Organising Molecular Systems (SOMS) at Leeds is a well established interdisciplinary centre for research and education. The SOMS Centre co-ordinates the University’s nanotechnology degree programmes, which include a 3-year BSc degree, and a total of 3 inter-related nanotechnology Masters programmes. All 3 MSc courses are delivered in partnership with the University of Sheffield. MSc modules are delivered by internationally recognised nanotechnology researchers from the chemistry, materials, physics and electronics disciplines.
The Centre for Self-Organising Molecular Systems is an interdisciplinary research centre which was established in 1993 to focus on exploiting biological-like self-assembly to engineer nanoscale materials and devices with applications in sensing, optoelectronics, tissue engineering and drug delivery.
The Centre’s work involves chemists, physicists, biologists and engineers working side-by-side. This helps to break down the disciplinary barriers to research and thus provides a unique postgraduate training environment appropriate to the challenges of the new millennium.
What you study
Generic methodologies for nanotechnology; Semiconductor Nanotechnology; Nanoscale Magnetic Materials and Devices; Processing properties of inorganic nanomaterials, Self assembling nanostructured molecular materials and devices, Macromolecules at interfaces and structured organic films, Electronic and photonic molecular materials and devices, Bio-nanotechnology.
Students are taught by lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical work
How you study
Lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical work.
Arguably the most successful nanotechnology taught postgraduate programme in Europe. It covers the breadth of nanotechnology from electronics to biotechnology and is delivered by academics with internationally leading research programmes.
UK/EU students with a first class degree may apply for a full scholarship (fees + maintenance). Others may apply for a fees only scholarship.