Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
You will gain interdisciplinary skills in NanoBio Science. You will learn experimental, computational, and theoretical techniques to produce, control, analyze and image biostructures at the nanoscale.
• Interdisciplinary NanoBio Science for Research and Industry
• Experimental and Theoretical Excellence
• World-Class Academic Team

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

The recruits to the course will come from a range of disciplines, including Physics, Theoretical Physics, Chemical Engineering, Mathematics, Biological Sciences and Medicine.

The part time programme is aimed primarily at recent graduates from BSc programmes currently working or seeking employment in the area of NanoBio Science.

Related Programmes:
• MSc Physics (Negotiated Learning) FT
• MSc Space Science&TechFT(NL)
• MSc Imaging & Microscopy FT

Entry requirements

• This programme is intended for applicants with a degree in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Material Science or a related discipline. An upper second class honours or international equivalent is required.

• Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.


1 Year Full Time - T149
2 Years Part - Time - T168

Number of credits


Careers or further progression

The programme prepares you for industry or further research. Career opportunities include the pharmaceutical industry, telecommunications, diagnostic imaging, green technologies and sensor applications, both in Ireland and internationally. It is also a stepping stone to PhD research in the areas of nanoscience, biophotonics and nanotechnology.

Prospective employers include Abbott, Alcon, Allergan, Bausch & Lomb, Becton Dickinson, Boston Scientific, Eblana Photonics, Intel, Pfizer, Pharma-Bio Serv, Philips, and SensL.

Further enquiries

Nicolae Buchete
Tel: +353 (0)1 716 2217

Subjects taught

Stage 1 Core:
• Nanooptics and biophotonics PHYC40400
• Physics of nanomaterials PHYC40410
• Spectroscopy and Lasers for BioNanoScience PHYC40420
• Nanomechanics - from single molecules to single cells PHYC40430
• Computational Biophysics and Nanoscale Simulations PHYC40470
• Biophysics at the Nanoscale and Nanodevices PHYC40480
• Biomimicry - learning from nature PHYC40490
• Research project PHYC40510
• Advanced Atomic Force Microscopy for Bionanoscience PHYC40560

Stage 1 Option
• Nanomaterials MEEN40180
• Biological fluid mechanics at the micro and nanoscale PHYC40520
• Journal club and presentations skills PHYC40540

Application date

Deadline: Rolling*
* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2017/2018 September.

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