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MSc by Research Advanced Functional Materials and Analytical Science

Year of entry: 2019

Overview

Degree awarded
Master of Science (Research)
Duration
1 Year Full Time
Entry requirements
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).

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply online

Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MSc by Research Y Y N N

Programme description

Research in this area develops, characterises and analyses a vast array of advanced functional materials. These materials range from responsive biomaterials for regenerative medicine, crystal growth and characterisation for the pharmaceutical industry, spectroscopic and optical characterisation of materials in the nuclear industry, gas sensing and biomolecular lab-on-a-chip detection and biomedical diagnostics. Further information about this research area is available  here .

The School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science is a world leader in industrially relevant research and teaching in chemical engineering and related subjects. 

We undertake leading-edge multidisciplinary, creative and relevant research on a wide range of topics. Focused on advancing the science and engineering of complex systems and addressing different scales and levels of complexity, the research in the School is carried out within four main research themes:

  • Energy
  • Health
  • Sustainability
  • Water

Our breadth of research expertise and highly advanced facilities make us an ideal choice whatever your doctoral interest.

Facilitating research across chemical engineering and bioscience, chemistry, mathematics and analytical and measurement science, means we can offer you the benefits of a large multidisciplinary institution at the same time as ensuring you are given personal support for your professional development.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc by Research (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): Band A £4,327; Band B £7,000; Band C £9,000; Band D £15,500
    International students (per annum): Band A £23,000; Band B £24,000; Band C £25,000; Band D £28,000
  • MSc by Research (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): Band A £2,163; Band B £3,500; Band C £4,500; Band D £7,750
    International students (per annum): Band A £11,500; Band B £12,000; Band C £12,500; Band D £14,000

Contact details

School/Faculty
School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science
Contact name
Alison Cheslett
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 4837
Email
Website
http://www.ceas.manchester.ac.uk/
School/Faculty
See: The School .

Programmes in related subject areas

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Entry requirements

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).

English language

Students will need to be able to demonstrate competency in the English language and students who do not already possess a recognised English Language qualification will need to take a test such as IELTS or TOEFL and attain a minimum of IELTS 6.5 (with no sub test below 5.5), TOEFL 570 with 5.0 in the TWE (Test of Written English) or CBTOEFL 230 with 5.0 in the TWE. Other English Language qualifications/tests can be considered including those offered by the University's Language Teaching Centre.

English language test validity

Some 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.

Application and selection

How to apply

Programme details

Programme description

Research in this area develops, characterises and analyses a vast array of advanced functional materials. These materials range from responsive biomaterials for regenerative medicine, crystal growth and characterisation for the pharmaceutical industry, spectroscopic and optical characterisation of materials in the nuclear industry, gas sensing and biomolecular lab-on-a-chip detection and biomedical diagnostics. Further information about this research area is available  here .

The School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science is a world leader in industrially relevant research and teaching in chemical engineering and related subjects. 

We undertake leading-edge multidisciplinary, creative and relevant research on a wide range of topics. Focused on advancing the science and engineering of complex systems and addressing different scales and levels of complexity, the research in the School is carried out within four main research themes:

  • Energy
  • Health
  • Sustainability
  • Water

Our breadth of research expertise and highly advanced facilities make us an ideal choice whatever your doctoral interest.

Facilitating research across chemical engineering and bioscience, chemistry, mathematics and analytical and measurement science, means we can offer you the benefits of a large multidisciplinary institution at the same time as ensuring you are given personal support for your professional development.

Coursework and assessment

This is a one-year full-time research degree and provides the opportunity to carry out a substantial research project as well as gain valuable skills and knowledge through a tailored taught package. This programme will normally consist of a 135-credit research project and additional 45 credits of taught content, creating a standard 180 credit postgraduate MSc programme.

The taught units are chosen under guidance of the research supervisor from a selection offered by the School. The selected units are assessed before completion of the research project and the dissertation is submitted in September. This programme is therefore designed to allow students to combine masters level taught modules with research skills and training development.

Subject to satisfactory progress, it is possible to transfer to PhD at the end of the degree, requiring a further two years full-time study.

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk