MSc Nanoscience to Nanotechnology

Course Overview

MSc Nanoscience to Nanotechnology

Through the MSc Nanoscience to Nanotechnology course, you will be able to comprehend the fundamental principles of physics and engineering, which have consequences for nanotechnology, and gain an understanding of how the general concepts of nanoscience research are transferred to engineering applications and products.

Key Features

  • 11th in the UK for Research Quality (Complete University Guide 2019)
  • Taught on the brand new £450million beachside Bay Campus

The MSc Nanoscience to Nanotechnology course covers the techniques necessary for scientific investigation at these very small dimensions, and the very latest research developments in this rapidly evolving area.

Scholarships available to outstanding students: College of Engineering MSc Scholarships.


Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EGDM01Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)10Colloid and Interface Science
EGIM16Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Communication Skills for Research Engineers
EGLM01Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)10Wide Band-gap Electronics
EG-M114Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)10 Research Dissertation (Nanoscience to Nanotechnology)
EG-M85Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Strategic Project Planning
EGNM01Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Probing at the Nanoscale
EGNM02Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Soft Nanotechnology
EGNM03Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)10Nanoscale Simulation
EGNM04Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)10Nanoscale Structures and Devices
EGNM05Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Bio-nanotechnology
EGNM07Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Principles of Nanomedicine
EGNM09Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)10Micro and Nano Electro-Mechanical Systems

Year 2 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters Dissertation
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-D07Semester 3 (Summer Taught)60MSc Dissertation - Nanoscience to Nanotechnology


The growth of nanotechnology is one of the most exciting developments in science and engineering in recent years. Much of the research in this field is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing expertise from different areas across the life science, physical science and engineering disciplines.

This MSc Nanoscience to Nanotechnology course will enable you to apply appropriate techniques for the design, production, characterisation and application of nanostructures, whilst gaining a knowledge of mathematic models and their application within a research project through interpreting quantitative and qualitative data.

As a student on the MSc Nanoscience to Nanotechnology course, you will cover a broad range of subject areas, from the latest semiconductor fabrication technology through to biological and medical applications, with the emphasis throughout on characterisation and control of materials on the nanoscale.

Entry Requirements

Usually the entry requirements for the MSc Nanoscience to Nanotechnology is a first or second class honours degree in Engineering or similar relevant science discipline.

We welcome applications by prospective students from around the world and look for evidence of previous study that is equivalent to the entry requirements stated above. The Postgraduate Admissions Office are happy to advise you on whether your qualifications are suitable for entry to the course you would like to study. Please email for further information.

If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 5.5 in each component). A full list of acceptable English Language tests can be found at:

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Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2019/20 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MSc Full-time £9,000 £19,050

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees for the MSc Nanoscience to Nanotechnology course do not cover costs incurred personally by the student such as the purchase of books or stationery, printing or photocopying costs.


MSc Nanoscience to Nanotechnology at Swansea University is accredited by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), for the purposes of partially meeting the educational requirement for Engineering Council registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). Study on an accredited degree will provide you with some of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills needed as a Chartered Engineer. Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.