|United Kingdom, Clifton campus
|Master courses, full-time
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
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What will I study?
Physical Properties of Solid-state and Nano-composite Materials – 20 Credit Points (CP)
This module covers the fields of solid-state and nanocomposite materials chemistry. You’ll understand the functional roles, characteristics and synthesis of nanocomposites and inorganic materials.
Inorganic Chemistry Beyond the Molecule – 20 CP
Understand the use of the biomimetic and supramolecular approaches in materials chemistry. You’ll learn the importance of interfaces in structure regulation and recognition in the generation of new materials, including the recognition and incorporation of materials into the human body.
Research Methods and Independent Study – 20 CP
This module provides an underpinning in research skills relevant to the independent study. You will be introduced to the techniques required to formulate a research project and to carry out a literature review. You will be given practice in the use of the library and learning resources including relevant IT packages.
Research Project – 120 CP
You will work on laboratory-based research and will evaluate and review the scientific literature relevant to the topic. Design and conduct experimental work, and present the findings in the form of a presentation, poster and a written thesis.
Examples of project titles
MRI contrast agents
Small Molecule Approaches to the Elucidation of Protein Function
Multiplexing, Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging
Your career development
At Nottingham Trent University, we know that your employability and job prospects are crucial factors in your choice of university. You need to know that your postgraduate degree will be worth the time and money you spend on it.
91% of our postgraduates are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving (latest DLHE Survey Postgraduate results 2011/12).
Our strength lies in the relevance of our degrees to the real world. In all subject areas, we encourage students to recognise their transferable skills and their application to a multitude of careers. By taking an MRes in Advanced Materials Engineering you will benefit from the progressive development of a variety of skills, such as advanced laboratory techniques and critical analysis and synthesis of a breadth and depth of relevant chemistry-specific research.
Our graduates have gone on to work in a wide variety of job markets including:
food and drinks
advance materials engineering
finance and sales
Many graduates choose to undertake further study and this course provides a good basis for progressing onto a PhD.