The primary purpose of the MSc in Nanoscience minor-dissertation with coursework is to provide students with specialised advanced education and training while meeting the requirements of a specific research component so that students can master the required experimental and technological skills and necessary fieldwork competencies such as innovation, decision-making, strategic thinking and organizational skills. A minor-dissertation with coursework MSc in Nanoscience consists of a minimum of 120 credits of research at level 8 in the form of a research project, written up as a minor-dissertation.
The degree demands a high level of intellectual and theoretical knowledge and insight into problems related to the field of study and of critical reasoning, formulation, analysis and evaluation of a specific problem in the field of study.
Admission to the Master’s in Nanoscience requires an Honours Degree (or equivalent) in Chemistry, Physics or Biotechnology, with an aggregate final mark of 60% or higher. Admission is subject to approval by the relevant Head of Department and the Faculty of Science.
The coursework Master’s in Nanoscience consists of six modules and a minor dissertation. The three modules Fundamentals of Nanoscience (NAN0218/ NAN9X02), Instrumentation in Nanoscience (NAN0718/ NAN9X10) and Management and Entrepreneurship (NAN0618/ NAN9X09) are compulsory for all students and the remaining three modules are chosen in consultation with the Head of Department. The ratio of the coursework modules to the research component is 40:60.
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Last updated January 28, 2018