This MSc course will appeal if you wish to explore materials science from a multidisciplinary and collaborative perspective. The programme covers classical and quantum physics, with an emphasis on diamond and application-driven themes. In addition to comprehensive transferable skills training, our CDT cultivates all the skills you will need to work with any high-performance and advanced material in a variety of settings.
During your course, you’ll have the opportunity to make full use of our excellent research facilities, which include state-of-the-art suites for magnetic resonance, electrochemical analysis, abrasion imaging and spectroscopy.
The skills you gain will leave you well placed to enter a number of academic and industrial sectors, including materials, instrumentation, defence and security, aerospace, telecommunications, electronics and manufacturing.
The course spans 1 year, with the first 20 weeks being lecture-based, providing you with a diverse toolbox in diamond science to complete a successful 20 week research project.
Terms 1 and 2 (20 weeks):
-Methods of Material Synthesis
-Properties and Characterisation of Materials
-Defects and Dopants
-Theory and Modelling of Materials
-Manufacturing the Future
-Surfaces, Interfaces and Coatings
-Devices and Fabrication
-Diamond Photonics and Quantum Devices
-Applications of High Performance Materials
-Electrochemistry and Sensors (Optional)
-Biomedical Optics and Applications (Optional)
Research Project (20 weeks):
Undertake a project in our world-leading research groups either for one 20-week or two 10-week research projects.