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Physics with Nanoscience

University of Nottingham

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 4 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

You will be taught by leading experts and acquire a broad knowledge of physics, while developing your expertise in nanoscience and nanotechnology.

The Nottingham Nanoscience Group is internationally renowned for its research in areas such as self-assembly and self-organisation, single-molecule manipulation, molecular nanostructures, and soft surfaces and interfaces. Drawing on this expertise, the physics with nanoscience course provides you with high-quality teaching and training, informed by the latest developments in the field. Be inspired and join our world.

  • Gain the skills to manipulate and visualise individual atoms and molecules using scanning probe microscopy
  • Discover how forces at the nanoscale differ from those observed in macroscopic systems
  • Explore what strategies should be used to build nanoscale molecular machinery

MSci students

Gain the opportunity to work in a nanoscience research laboratory in the School of Physics and Astronomy. You will experience working collaboratively with researchers in disciplines other than physics, such as chemistry, pharmacy or materials science.

What's an MSci?

MSci degrees are undergraduate-level courses which last for four years and have an integrated masters qualification. They are the equivalent to a bachelors degree plus a masters level qualification. These courses usually provide additional industry and/or research experience to enhance your future prospects. An MSci is excellent preparation for further study such as a PhD.

If you choose to study an MSci, your student loan will cover tuition fees and living costs for the additional year too (home/EU students only). If you are unsure on whether to choose an MSci or BSc, we recommend you choose the MSci to secure your funding. Transfer to the BSc is possible.

The entry requirements for our MSci degrees are the same as the BSc degrees.

You will be taught by leading experts and acquire a broad knowledge of physics, while developing your expertise in nanoscience and nanotechnology. The Nottingham Nanoscience Group is internationally renowned for its research in areas such as self-assembly and self-organisation, single-molecule manipulation, molecular nanostructures, and soft surfaces and interfaces. Drawing on this...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

University Park

Full Time, 4 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

A levels: A*AA-AAA, including A* in either physics or maths

English language requirements 

IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)

For details of other English language tests and qualifications we accept, please see our entry requirements page.

If you require additional support to take your language skills to the required level, you may be able to attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education, which is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK.

Students who successfully complete the presessional course to the required level can progress onto their chosen degree course without retaking IELTS or equivalent.

Alternative qualifications 

For details see the alternative qualifications page

Flexible admissions policy

In recognition of our applicants’ varied experience and educational pathways, the University of Nottingham employs a flexible admissions policy. We may make some applicants an offer lower than advertised, depending on their personal and educational circumstances. Please see the University’s admissions policies and procedures for more information.

A levels: A*AA-AAA, including A* in either physics or maths English language requirements  IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) For details of other English language tests and qualifications we accept, please see our entry requirements page. If you require additional support to take your language skills to the...

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Additional Information

Teaching methods and assessment

Lectures

Group teaching sizes are small enough for us to know all of our students as individuals and the total class size is large enough to allow us to offer a wide range of modules. This means that you will be able to tailor your degree to your scientific interests.

Typically there are 10 lectures per week including problem sheets and directed reading. You will learn a modern programming language so that you can solve equations and model physical situations. The course structure ensures there are formative assessments throughout the year to help you to guide your studies and gain regular feedback on how you're getting on. If there is something you do not understand, you are always welcome to discuss it with a member of staff.

Tutorials

You will take part in weekly small group tutorials (typically five students), where your tutor will provide support and guidance. The practical modules involve working between three and six hours per week in laboratories, where, in addition to traditional experimental techniques, we emphasise the importance of computer control and simulation throughout the course.

Examinations and assignments

For a typical core module the examination carries a weight of 80%, the remaining 20% usually being allocated for regular coursework and workshop assignments throughout the year. Experimental and other practical work is continually assessed through laboratory notebooks and formal reports.

Accreditation

The Institute of Physics accredits bachelor and integrated masters degree programmes for the purposes of the professional award of Chartered Physicist. Chartered Physicist requires an IOP accredited degree followed by an appropriate period of experience during which professional skills are acquired. 

An accredited bachelor degree partially fulfils the academic requirement for Chartered Physicist status. Further study to masters level, or equivalent work-based experience, is required to achieve Chartered Physicist.

Study abroad

Studying abroad gives you the opportunity to travel, experience another academic environment, make new friends, immerse yourself in another culture and even learn a new language, as well developing career skills and a global outlook which will impress future employers.

The majority of University of Nottingham students have the opportunity to study abroad during their time at University. Explore your options. 

Teaching methods and assessment Lectures Group teaching sizes are small enough for us to know all of our students as individuals and the total class size is large enough to allow us to offer a wide range of modules. This means that you will be able to tailor your degree to your scientific interests. Typically there are 10 lectures per week including problem sheets...

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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
97%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
98% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
91% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
98% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
91% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
98% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
84% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
87% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
80% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
91% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
72% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
79% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
99% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
92% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
93% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
88% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
89% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
91% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
95% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
91% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
98% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
82% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
94% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
96% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
92% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
74% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
55% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

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Statistics

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points112

  • Employment Rate90%

  • Average Graduate Salary£27000

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