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Nano and Functional Materials

The University of Manchester

12 months
25500 GBP/year
4596 GBP/year
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The Nano and Functional Materials programme at The University of Manchester comprises three taught 15-credit units, to be determined in collaboration with your supervisor based on your previous academic background and the proposed research project, and a substantial 135-credit research project.


Programme description

Nano and functional materials covers the development and study of novel nanomaterials and their assembly into multi-functional structures and devices for their application in key technological areas.

A research degree from the department and the University is held in the highest esteem and recognised worldwide. Many of the graduates in the Nano and Functional Materials programme at The University of Manchester work in the most prestigious institutions and organisations throughout the world. Much of the department's research has a significant impact on society and commerce; such as the development of new welding techniques enabling more fuel-effecient jet engines, and a new class of high performance, low density magnesium alloys to improve performance and reduce fuel consumption in the aerospace and automotive industries.

The department provides first-class opportunities and facilities for our students to study specific subjects in-depth to a postgraduate research degree level.

Programme Structure

  • Our activities include scalable routes towards graphene and related 2D materials, surface engineering and functionalization, 3D printing with 2D materials, study of interface interactions in nanomaterials, and high-resolution electron microscopy and spectroscopy.
  • Other activities include nanostructured materials for regenerative medicine, aerogels and 3D assemblies for energy applications, multifunctional composites for aerospace, energy and biomedical applications, and graphene biosensors, nanoelectromechanical sensors.
  • We also focus on bio-inspired and bio-enabled multifunctional materials, as well as thermal and thermoelectric properties of 2D materials.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The standard academic entry requirement for this programme is a Lower Second Class UK Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant science or engineering discipline.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4596 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4596 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Manchester

645 - 1197 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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