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Full time September MSc 1 year FT

About the course

Course description

The course is designed to equip students with the know-how and skills for becoming an expert in materials science with a nanotechnology specialisation.

The course content reflects the highly interdisciplinary nature of this subject and allows students to specialise via options, and a major project.


You will experience the unique combination of a foundation semester in the general area of science and engineering of materials, followed by a nanoscience and nanotechnology specific semester to result in an unrivalled comprehensive nanomaterials expertise.

You’ll be assessed by formal examinations, coursework assignments and a dissertation.

Modules Studied

  • Science of Materials - This module introduces key concepts involved in materials science to cover general aspects and

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Entry Requirements

A good honours degree in materials, a physical science (chemistry or physics) or a related engineering subject.

English language requirements:
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course Content

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Student Profile(s)

Manasi Ravindra Mulay

After completing my MSc, I am now a Research Assistant at the Government of India Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology (C-MET)

What do you enjoy most about your job?
My research area is multidisciplinary. It involves blends of many streams of science as well as engineering. The Li ion battery technology has real life applications such as for commercial electric vehicles as well as the consumer electronic devices. This is what makes my job more interesting!

What skills are most important for this area of work?
Four key areas:
- Critical thinking and analytical writing for project planning as well as for analysing the results
- Safety as Li metal is very sensitive and careful handling of chemicals while following the lab-safety standards is required while working in Li ion battery technology
- Precision, even a single mistake can reflect as a big error in the final performance of the Li ion cell, I work hard to achieve the accuracy and the precision in every small step involved in my research activity
- Teamwork, often a number of activities need to be carried out simultaneously thus we work together as a team for achieving goals

What did you enjoy most about your time at Sheffield?
I like the Sheffield weather, walking through the gardens and spending time in the museums. To be more precise, if I close my eyes and try recalling my time in Sheffield, I remember the best times at The Turner Museum of Glass while preparing for my project meetings with my supervisor.

Has how your degree helped in preparing for a job in industry, what are your future plans?
My Master’s project has created a strong foundation for my research job, and I plan to pursue my doctoral studies in the near future.

What advice do you have to current students at the University of Sheffield?
Try to work hard while you are at The University of Sheffield that will function as a flight to your glorious future.


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