PhD Nanoscale Science and Technology

Newcastle University | Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
PhD supervision is available in: micro and nanoscale design, fabrication, manufacturing and manipulation; top-down and bottom-up fabrication; nanoscale materials and electronics; applications of nano and microelectronics in medical science, including cell biology, neuroscience, human genetics and ageing; polymers; self-assembly; chemistry of nanoscale systems; biomolecular engineering - microfluids, bioprobes and biosensor systems, MEMS/NEMS-based sensors and devices.

Description of Nanoscale Science and Technology


For more information about staff specialisms please see the nanoLAB website.

Many research projects cross the disciplinary boundaries of medicine, engineering and the physical sciences. Depending on the source of funding, your project may involve collaboration with an industry partner or you may work in a team with a number of students to develop an idea to the point where, following your degree, you can create a spin-off company to commercialise the results of your research.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee Not specified
Start date January  2016, April  2016, September  2016
Duration full-time 36 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 72 months
Project Type Open

Course Content

There are opportunities to develop your business awareness and skills, with training in topics such as intellectual property protection.

nanoLAB also hosts regular research seminars, conferences and workshops.

In addition, our Medical Sciences Graduate School and Science, Agriculture and Engineering Graduate School also have a thriving postgraduate research culture, with additional support for international students. We have an excellent record for timely PhD submission, provide training in professional/key skills and research techniques, and support personal development.

English Language Requirements


IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Nanoscale Science and Technology

PhDAn upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in the above subjects plus further research experience and/or a further qualification such as an MRes.

Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Work Experience for Nanoscale Science and Technology

No work experience is required.

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Newcastle University, United Kingdom

United Kingdom From its origins as a School of Medicine and Surgery in 1834, Newcastle University today offers a first-class student experience in the heart of Britainís number one student city. Newcastle is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Ranked among the best in the world by the most recent Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Newcastle University is in its global top 150, while The Sunday Times University Guide 2012 placed us in 12th position in the UK.

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