Instrumentation involves the measurement of phenomena ranging from nano-scale molecular processes in biological cells right through to macro-scale chemical processes in industrial reactors, including environmental monitoring, disease diagnosis, drug and explosive detection and molecular imaging for health-care and the life-sciences.
To meet the measurement demands, research is conducted into new instrumentation exploiting a wide range of advanced chemical, biochemical and physical sensors that utilise optical spectroscopies, complex mass spectrometries such ion mobility and secondary ion mass spectrometry, laser generated ultra-sound, laser trapping, polymer microfabrication, microfluidics, optical fibre sensing and PET tomography. Application and development of non invasive spectroscopic techniques to assess tissue viability, hospital based research.
Key words: Instrumentation, lasers, measurement, fibre optics, spectroscopy, sensors, sensor arrays.
Tuition fee for the international students.)
European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.)
Coursework and assessment
Students will meet regularly with an academic project supervisor, who will take overall responsibility for the project, ensuring that facilities and training are available to make good progress. Annual progress review will take place with an independent academic mentor to ensure that the supervision arrangements and progress are satisfactory.
All research programmes have personal and professional development training units to enhance transferable skills. Training courses cover themes such as thesis writing, business skills, career management and presentation skills.
Other resources include:
Research students was expected to present seminars within the School, and also to present their work as posters or talks at international conferences and external seminars, to increase confidence, develop communication skills and improve employability.
Academic entry qualification overview
The standard academic entry requirement will normally be at least an Upper Second UK honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant science or engineering discipline or a first degree with an additional UK Masters degree (or international equivalent). The School may require a First Class honours degree or international equivalent for some research projects. This requirement would be specified at the discretion of the academic supervisor involved.
Applicants whose first language is not English will need to demonstrate competency in the English language. The school generally requires applicants to hold one of the following qualifications (although other formal qualifications may be considered):
IELTS: 6.5 (with no sub score less than 5.5)
TOEFL Paper Based: 570 (with a minimum TWE of 5.0)
TOEFL Computer Based: 230 (with a minimum TWE of 5.0)
IBTOEFL Internet Based: of at least 90
If you are offered a place on a course with us and fail to meet the level of competency required, please contact us. It may be possible to gain admission on the agreement that you attend additional English Language classes prior to commencing your course.
English language test validitySome English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.
No work experience is required.
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