Master in Advanced Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Program Description

Master in Advanced Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Those interested in enrolling in this master's degree can apply for one of the grants offered by the Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation for graduates enrolling in master's degrees. A total of 5,000 Euros is offered in one enrolment aid for this master's degree. To apply you must have an excellent student record, a Spanish passport and you must enrol in the course full-time.

The master's degree in Advanced Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, composed of a research itinerary, consists of 60 ECTS credits to be taken in one academic year.

The master's degree is structured into three specialisations: Nanoelectronics, Nanobiotechnology and Nanomaterials. These areas make up the three main N + N fields being worked on by the research institutes and faculties and schools participating in this master's degree.

Each of the specialisations is structured into two compulsory modules, to be taken by all students, a Master Thesis and the choice of five optional modules from a total list of 13, two of which will be determined by the specialisation you choose. In the compulsory module Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer, you will become familiar with the different stages of intellectural property management and different mechanisms for commercial exploitation. The compulsory module State of the Art and Research Methodologies is fundamentally a preparation course in current research topics related to the Barcelona Nanotechnology Cluster - bellaterra (BNC - b) and to other centres, which will help you acquire scientific research methods to aid you in creating your Master Thesis autonomously and efficiently.

Each of the specialisations acquire their particularity by including two compulsory specialisation modules and one specific optional module. Another series of optional modules (ranging from M13 to M16) will provide you with tools which can be applied to any of the specialisations. Finally, given its multidisciplinary character in synergy with the nanotechnologies, it is recommended that students take compulsory modules from the other two specialisations in order to gain more background skills to apply to your own specialisation.

Access

Access to this master's degree is open to holders of an official bachelor's degree from a Spanish university or from another higher education institution within or outside the European Higher Education Area, provided this gives access to postgraduate studies in the country of issue.

Admission requirements

You need one of the following qualifications to access this course:

  • A degree certificate in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Telecommunication Electronic Engineering, Materials Engineering, or another degree whose contents fit the profile of this master's degree. You may also be admitted to the master's degree if you hold an official university degree issued in Spain (in compliance with the legal ordinance prior to the Royal Decree 1393/2007) or in another country, as long as its contents are closely related to the subjects offered in the master's degree.
  • Good level of English, equivalent to Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

All requirements must be fulfilled by providing the corresponding documents.

Selection criteria

In the case of there being more applicants than places available, the following criteria will be applied:

  • Student record (75%)
  • Language certificate demonstrating advanced knowledge of English, superior to Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (5%)
  • Research or professional experience related to the area of the master's degree (10%)
  • Reference letters (10%)

You must present these documents at the moment in which you pre-register on the master's degree website.

Complementary training

If you are hold a Bachelor's Degree in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, you will not need to take any additional training courses.

If you hold a Bachelor's Degree in Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Telecommunication Electronic Engineering, Materials Science, or a degree in another similar area, and depending on your prior studies, you may be required to take additional training courses.

In any case, the Master's Degree Committee will analyse your prior studies and decide on which additional courses you may need.

The additional training courses for graduates in Physics are:

  • Supramolecular Chemistry and Molecular Recognition: 5 ECTS credits
  • Electronic Devices: 5 ECTS credits

The additional training courses for graduates in Chemistry, Biochemistry and Biotechnology are:

  • Nanoscale Physics: 6 ECTS credits
  • Electronic Devices: 5 ECTS credits

The additional training courses for graduates in Telecommunication Electronic Engineering are:

  • Supramolecular Chemistry and Molecular Recognition: 5 ECTS credits
  • Quantum Phenomena I: 6 ECTS credits

The additional training courses for graduates in Geology and other similar fields are:

  • Supramolecular Chemistry and Molecular Recognition: 5 ECTS credits
  • Quantum Phenomena I: 6 ECTS credits
  • Electronic Devices: 5 ECTS credits

All additional training courses are part of the compulsory modules offered in the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology degree.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated March 6, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
Duration
Duration
1 year
Full time
Price
Price
66 EUR
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Deadline
Start date Sept. 2016
Place
Spain Barcelona
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Duration 1 year
Price 66 EUR
per credit (non-EU citizens who do not hold a Spanish residence permit).