12 months
14500 GBP/year
7100 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Nanoscience and Nanotechnology course from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) will take you to the new frontiers of scientific discovery. You’ll explore how scientists operating at the nanoscale are able to manipulate individual atoms and molecules to develop innovative new technologies which are set to transform our world.

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This Nanoscience and Nanotechnology course from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) will give you a solid foundation in nanoscience. The nanoscale is where the various branches of science intersect: physics teaches us how electrons behave, chemistry teaches us how they are exchanged between atoms to form molecules, and molecular biology teaches us how nanomachines are ultimately the building blocks of life.

Why study with us

You’ll work alongside a multidisciplinary team of researchers and educators with excellent academic profiles who are world leaders in their respective areas.

Outstanding facilities, including our new J.B. Firth Analytical Suite, which gives you access to the very latest specialised equipment and techniques.

To enhance your work experience you’ll have the opportunity to undertake a professional industry placement. This will extend your study time by six to twelve months depending on the length of the placement.

Future careers

Nanotechnology is an exciting and rapidly advancing area which is set to impact almost every industry, company and individual. This course will prepare you for a successful career in this field, whether you’re looking to work in industry, education or research.

On completing the MSc in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, employment potential should be very high.

As an example, the chemical industry provides direct employment for 214,000 people within the UK, where instrumental and analytical tools are part and parcel of day to day R&D activity. The importance of the UK chemical industry to the balance of trade for the country cannot be overstated - it is the UK manufacturing number one exporter, with a trade surplus of £4.5 billion. This has obvious implications on employment prospects, which are generally considered to be good, with a wide variety of industries employing instrumental and analytical chemists in several analytical labs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Nanoscience
  • Current Topics in Industrial Nanoscience
  • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Project
  • Elemental and Surface Analysis
  • Advanced Inorganic & Materials Chemistry
  • Advanced Structural and Surface Analysis
  • Advanced Inorganic and Materials Chemistry
  • Professional Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should hold at least a 2:2 degree or equivalent in Physics or Chemistry or related subjects field
  • Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits in the light of the nature and scope of the programme
  • A detailed admissions procedure will be forwarded on application

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7100 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Sandwich year: £1000 for the sandwich year
  • Part time: £785 per 20 credits (UK/EU)

Living costs for Preston

751 - 1425 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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