Why choose this course
Could atoms and molecules hold the secret to saving our planet?
Our MSc in Nanotechnology and Renewable Energy will allow you to discover the practical implementation of nanoscience and quantum engineering, nanomaterials, and nanotechnology for renewable energy generation and storage.
You will be taught by internationally-recognised experts in the University’s Advanced Technology Institute, and gain specialised skills through an individual research project within our research groups, using the latest advanced equipment and facilities.
What you will study
Our MSc in Nanotechnology and Renewable Energy explores the practical implementation of nanoscience and quantum engineering, nanomaterials and nanotechnology for renewable energy.
You’ll begin by learning the fundamentals behind nanotechnology before discussing its implementation using nanomaterials – such as graphene, carbon nanotubes, 2D materials and perovskite solar cells. You will discover how advanced nanotechnology tools are used to allow us to see things at the nanoscale and learn about future trends and applications for energy generation and storage.
Completion of the course will provide you with the essential skills you need to advance your career in this rapidly emerging field.
Study and work abroad
There may be opportunities to acquire valuable European experience by working or conducting research abroad during your degree or shortly afterwards. It is possible to do this in the summer period with an Erasmus+ grant working on your dissertation or as a recent graduate. In order to qualify your Erasmus+ traineeship must be a minimum of two months.
Our Advanced Technology Institute has more than 15 years' research experience in nanomaterials, and our expertise within the areas of electronics and photonics has contributed to multi-billion dollar industries. You will not only learn from academics in this research institute but will also have the opportunity to carry out exciting research in high-quality fabrication facilities
This course is specifically designed to equip you for the energy industry, most notably in solar energy and storage, as well as providing you with the opportunity to pursue further research through a PhD course.
A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in either Advanced Materials, Computer Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Nano Sciences, Physical Chemistry or Physics, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. We’ll also consider relevant work experience if you don’t meet these requirements.