Nanotechnology and Nanoscience involve the study of matter and machines down to scales of a billionth of a metre. It is one of the most dynamic areas of research and development as it plays a critical role both in basic physics and applied physics and engineering.
Our distinctive MPhys Physics with Nanotechnology will build upon the MPhys Physics programme and give you a more advanced understanding of nanotechnology. The course is underpinned by building your toolkit to work at the nanoscale, and expanding your philosophical intuition of the nano approach.
Key areas of study include:
- quantum devices
- light and matter
- molecular materials
- processing of devices
- molecular basis of life
In your final year, you will have the opportunity to study specialist topics at an advanced level and to acquire key generic and research scientific skills. Much of your project work will be based in our NanoFabrication Centre, a state-of-the-art facility for microfabrication and high-spec nanofabrication, and one of the premiere cleanrooms in Europe.
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Our MPhys Physics with Nanotechnology is accredited by the Institute of Physics.
Students undertake four years of study. Each year there are compulsory modules. However, the degree has been designed to maximise student choice by allowing you to tailor the degree structure to suit your own interests.
All undergraduate applications for Physics and Astronomy should be made online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
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Southampton is ranked in the top 15 universities for Physics and Astronomy in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2017, The Times Good University Guide 2017 and The Complete University Guide 2017
We are in the UK top 10 and top 100 in the world for Physics and Astronomy (QS World Rankings 2016/17)
100 per cent of our Physics and Astronomy research has been rated world leading or internationally excellent for its impact on society (REF 2014)
We are first in the Russell Group for student satisfaction – 96 per cent of Physics and Astronomy students are satisfied with the quality of their course (NSS 2016)
Our courses are accredited by the Institute of Physics