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This interdisciplinary programme will provide you with the skills, knowledge and expertise to become a practitioner in functional materials research, whether in industry or academia. Our graduates have a strong track record of progressing to full-time employment or further study, with around half obtaining PhD places in Bristol or other leading universities throughout the world.
The programme is run by the Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials (BCFN), which engages with a network of more than 100 academics from 15 departments in the Faculties of Science, Engineering and Life Sciences. This rich and diverse community provides truly interdisciplinary training and challenging projects at the cutting edge of functional materials research.
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An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in a science or engineering discipline (eg chemistry, physics, biology, biochemistry, materials science or chemical engineering).
Founded in 1876, the University of Bristol combines a proud tradition of academic excellence with an independent and forward-thinking spirit. We attract the best and brightest students from more than 150 countries, creating a rich and exciting international community.Read more
When it was my time to choose a university for postgraduate studies I knew I had to find out one that will provide a high standard of education, a fun-filled social life and the prestige of being its alumnus. With no doubt in my mind, I had the University of Bristol in my short-list of the universities that offered the subject ‘Nanoscience and Nanotechnology’.
So, what made me choose UoB over the thousand of others? First off, University of Bristol is among the top 25 universities of the United Kingdom, ranked by The Complete University Guide and The Guardian in 2012- 2014. Although this reputation was alluring to me, I still wanted to see the city and the university to convince myself that UoB was “THE ONE” for me. So I attended one of the Open Days and I was blown away by the amiability of the department staff and lecturers, the state-of-art facilities in the science buildings and the liveliness of the city.
Built on seven hills and three rivers, Bristol is a beautiful city admired by all of my friends and family who came to visit me. With the warm weather of the South and only a 2 hours ride to London, the city of Bristol is definitely an excellent choice to live in. The ready-made meal shops and grocery stores are at easily accessible distance with many offering Halal food.
Besides the studies the departments arrange for socials on different occasions to give the students a wonderful experience of their university life. Being the Masters Rep of my cohort, I arranged Dine-Out, Karaoke Night, A Walk by the River, Christmas Dinner and many other socials to give the students an opportunity to escape the stress in their lives. I met students from other departments through the Badminton club of the University of Bristol. The UoB has many clubs and societies such as AIESEC, Basketball Club, Computer Science Society, French Society, Harry Potter Society, etc. Some of the societies arrange trips to other cities in the United Kingdom and even to other countries in the Europe.
The quality of education and the facilities provided by the University of Bristol is needless to mention. So, if one is in search for a university that offers excellent education and fantastic social life, I will definitely recommend University of Bristol.
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