|Study location||United Kingdom, Clifton campus|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Why study this course?
This course enables you to develop and further your knowledge with a range of core modules and select a materials engineering led research project within one of our diverse range of research groups.
Throughout the course you’ll study the functional roles of nanocomposites and inorganic solids. Develop an understanding of the interplay between structure and observed properties exploring investigation methods. You’ll also study biomimetic and supramolecular approaches in materials chemistry.
Gain hands on experience
As well as working and studying under the direction of world leading pharmaceutical and medicinal science staff you will gain hands on experience of a variety of modern instrumentation including multi-nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry (NMR), mass spectrometry, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC).
The Chemistry team is comprised of academic and support staff that are subject experts in organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry. Teaching and student satisfaction are very important to us and we have won awards and recognition for this aspect of our work.
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.