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1 year

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2 years

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Brayford Pool

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NANMATMR

MSc by Research Nanomaterials Science

The School of Mathematics and Physics has connections with top research institutions around the world and benefits from award-winning academic staff.

Our Alumni Scholarship can reduce fees by up to 20 per cent for UK students. See our Scholarship and Bursaries page for more information.

Key Information

Full-time

1 year

Part-time

2 years

Typical Offer

View

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

Course Code

NANMATMR

Welcome to MSc by Research Nanomaterials Science

Postgraduate research in nanomaterials science provides an opportunity to engage in rigorous scholarly pursuit, and to contribute original research to a body of academia.

Students are able to advance their knowledge of nanomaterials science, while developing research skills and working with specialists in the field.

Students benefit from specialist computational facilities, training programmes to enhance research skills, and support from dedicated academic supervisors. Students are encouraged and supported to submit papers to international scientific journals, present findings at conferences, and share their knowledge with colleagues across the University.

How You Study

Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the majority of time is spent in independent study and research. Students will have meetings with their academic supervisor, but the frequency of these will vary depending on individual requirements, subject area, staff availability, and stage of programme.

Research Areas and Topics

Staff in the School of Mathematics and Physics conduct cutting-edge research in fundamental and applied mathematics and physics, ranging from pure mathematics to applied nano-science at the interface between biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. The School collaborates with top research institutions in Germany, Japan, Norway, the Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, and the USA.

Our research focuses on four key areas: Algebra, Astrophysics, Computational Physics, and Experimental Nanophysics.

Main research areas in nanomaterials:

  • Nanostructured Soft Matter
  • Active Matter
  • Materials Science
  • Molecular Biophysics

For detailed information about the School’s research activity please visit:

http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/smp/research/

How you are assessed

The MSc by Research involves writing a Master's thesis under the supervision of a member of academic staff on a topic agreed with the supervisor. The MSc by Research is usually awarded based on the quality of the student's thesis and their ability to present and successfully defend their chosen research topic in an oral examination (viva voce). Assessment is mostly one-to-one with the supervisor.

How to Apply and Interviews

The key to a successful programme is to find a research subject that you are passionate about, and a supervisory team that has expertise in that area. An academic from the School of Mathematics and Physics will be in touch with applicants to discuss their projects, followed by an invitation to attend an interview if the project is suitable.

Please visit the School pages to explore the areas you are interested in, and then identify potential academic supervisors:

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/smp/research/

International Postgraduate Taught Application Deadline

Please note that international applications for taught postgraduate programmes starting in September 2022 have now closed.

Entry Requirements 2022-23

First or upper second class honours degree in a relevant subject.

Fees and Funding

For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, UK students can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Programme Fees

Career Opportunities

This research programme is designed to advance knowledge and expertise in an area of specific interest. It provides the opportunity to develop an in-depth foundation for further research, or progression to careers across the broad spectrum of related industries and in academia.

Postgraduate Events

Find out more about how postgraduate study can help further your career, develop your knowledge, or even prepare you to start your own business at one of our postgraduate events.

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Prioritising Face-to-Face Teaching

At the University of Lincoln, we strive to ensure our students’ experience is engaging, supportive, and academically challenging. Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, we have adapted to Government guidance to keep our students, staff, and community safe. All remaining Covid-19 legal restrictions in England were lifted in February 2022 under the Government’s Plan for Living with Covid-19, and we have embraced a safe return to in-person teaching on campus. Where appropriate, face-to-face teaching is enhanced by the use of digital tools and technology and may be complemented by online opportunities where these support learning outcomes.

We are fully prepared to adapt our plans if changes in Government guidance make this necessary, and we will endeavour to keep current and prospective students informed. For more information about how we are working to keep our community safe, please visit our coronavirus web pages.

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.