Postgraduate Study

We offer the opportunity to cross the traditional disciplinary boundaries of medicine, engineering and the physical sciences.

Becoming a nanoLAB student gives you the chance to thrive on exciting interdisciplinary challenges

You'll collaborate with industrial partners. You could even create your own spin-off company to commercialise the results of your research.

You'll join a thriving interdisciplinary research environment. Our students interact with a diverse range of researchers through collaborative research. 

We hold regular research seminars, conferences and workshops.

Your background

Our postgraduate students come from a wide range of subject backgrounds, including:

  • biochemistry
  • chemistry
  • electrical engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • microbiology
  • physics

Studying with us

We offer a Nanoscale Science and Technology Research Degree (MPhil/PhD).

This offers postgraduate opportunities in a number of subject areas, including:

  • micro and nanoscale design
  • fabrication, manufacturing and manipulation
  • nanoscale materials and electronics
  • polymers
  • self-assembly
  • chemistry of nano-scale systems

You can study microelectromechanical (MEMS) or nanoelectromechanical (NEMS) systems and devices. 

Some of our students research the applications of nano and microelectronics in medical science. These include cell biology, neuroscience, human genetics and ageing. 

We offer support in biomolecular engineering, particularly in microfluids, bioprobes and biosensor systems. 


Typically grants are raised by staff from research councils but other funding options may also be available.