Nanotechnology and Renewable Energy MSc
Why choose this course
Taught by internationally-recognised experts in the University’s Advanced Technology Institute (ATI), this programme will enable you to discover the practical implementation of nanoscience and quantum engineering, nanomaterials, and nanotechnology for renewable energy generation and storage.
You will gain specialised skills through an individual research project within our research groups, using state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.
What you will study
Our MSc Nanotechnology and Renewable Energy focuses on the practical implementation of nanoscience and quantum engineering, nanomaterials and nanotechnology for renewable energy.
The programme covers the fundamentals behind nanotechnology and moves on to discuss its implementation using nanomaterials – such as graphene carbon nanotubes, 2D materials, and perovskite solar cells. You will discover the use of advanced nanotechnology tools which allow us to see at the nanoscale, and learn about future trends and applications for energy generation and storage.
Completion of the programme will provide you with the essential skills you need to advance your career in this rapidly emerging field.
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|MSc||Full-time||12 months||October 2018|
|MSc||Part-time||60 months||October 2018|
Study and work abroad
There may be opportunities to acquire valuable European experience by working or conducting research abroad during your degree or shortly afterwards. It is possible to do this in the summer period with an Erasmus+ grant working on your dissertation or as a recent graduate. In order to qualify your Erasmus+ traineeship must be a minimum of two months.
The Advanced Technology Institute at Surrey has over 20 years' research experience in nanomaterials, and our expertise within the electronics and photonics area have contributed to multi-billion dollar industries. Students will not only learn from academics in this research institute but will have the possibility to undertake research within high quality fabrication facilities.
This course is specifically designed to equip graduates for the energy industry, most notably in solar energy and storage, as well as providing the opportunity to pursue further research through a PhD programme.
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Terms and conditions
When you accept an offer of a place at the University of Surrey, you are also agreeing to comply with our policies and regulations, as well as our terms and conditions. View our offer holder terms and conditions as a guide as to what to expect (please note: the terms and conditions for 2019 entry will be available in the September prior to commencement of your studies). These terms and conditions will vary to take into account specifics of your course which will be confirmed during registration. View our generic registration terms and conditions.
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The structure of our programmes follows clear educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the programme specifications which include further details such as the learning outcomes.
Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.
Year 1 (full-time)
Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7
Only one FHEQ Level 6 may be chosen.
Unstructured (3-5 years)
Timetables are normally available one month before the start of the semester. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week (Monday–Friday). Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities. Part-time classes are normally scheduled on one or two days per week, details of which can be obtained from the course administrators. View our Timetabling Policy (PDF).
Learning and disability
We have two services, the Student Personal Learning and Study Hub (SPLASH) and Additional Learning Support (ALS) which can help develop your learning.
Student Personal Learning and Study Hub
SPLASH is a learning space in the Library where our learning development team is based. It comprises dedicated Student Learning Advisers and Information Skills Librarians who can help you develop your academic and research skills, including writing, presenting, revision and critical thinking.
Find out more about the study support available.
Additional Learning Support
ALS is the University’s disability and neurodiversity service which supports students with disabilities, long-term health conditions, specific learning differences (for example: dyslexia and dyspraxia) and other neurodiverse conditions (for example: autism spectrum and attention deficit disorder).
If you have a disability, we encourage you to disclose your condition and register with the service so you can be appropriately supported during your studies.
The ALS team can arrange exam and learning support adjustments, give advice on applications for the Disabled Students' Allowance and screen students for dyslexia and dyspraxia. Regular study skills and mentoring support is also available.
See the Additional Learning Support website for more information.
A minimum 2.2 in a UK honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in Electrical or Electronic Engineering, Advanced Materials, Materials Science, Nano Sciences, Physical Chemistry, Physics or a related discipline.
Relevant industrial experience may also be considered.
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English language requirements
IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each component (or equivalent).
View the other English language qualifications that we accept.
If you do not currently meet the level required for your programme, we offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here. The University of Surrey is also an IELTS test centre.
The University of Surrey recognises that many students enter their higher education course with valuable knowledge and skills developed through a range of professional, vocational and community contexts. If this applies to you, a process called recognition of prior learning (RPL) may allow you to enter your course at a point appropriate to your previous learning and experience, or to join the start of a course without the formal entry requirements. This means that you may be exempt from certain elements of study in the course for which you have applied and be awarded credit based on your previous qualifications/experience. There are restrictions on RPL for some courses and fees may be payable for certain claims.
Please see the Code of practice for recognition of prior learning and prior credit: taught programmes (PDF) for further information. Please email Admissions with any queries.
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Please note these fees are for the academic year 2018/19 only. Annual fees will rise by four per cent (rounded up to the nearest £100) for each year of study.
Scholarships and bursaries
Surrey International Scholarship for Engineering and Physical Sciences 2018 entry
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Discounts for Surrey graduates
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Asylum Seeker Bursary 2018 entry
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