Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 30)
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
Vision and Values Statement
This Graduate Certificate (GCert) is a subset of the modules that comprise the MSc in NanoBio Science (T149). This program provides a positive experience of nanobio science with state-of-the art applications in the nanoworld. The course is designed for applicants who have a strong background in physics, physical chemistry, engineering, material sciences or a related discipline with a significant physics, chemistry and/or mathematical content. The part time programme is aimed primarily at recent graduates from BSc programmes currently working or seeking employment in the area of NanoBio Science.We encourage/educate our students to become active, lifelong and autonomous learners with broad opportunities for future employment in academic or industrial research, predictive modeling, analytics, informatics and nanoscale-related industry sectors.Our students will become well-grounded in the fundamentals of modern Applied Physics topics with an appreciation of more specialised knowledge and the current frontiers of research.Students will develop an understanding of the structure, function and regulation of biological systems at the nanoscale and in real time. This requires nanometre and femtosecond (quadrillionth of a second) technologies that will ultimately lead to devices and techniques that mimic those found in nature, such as high-efficiency solar cells based on photosynthetic processes and adaptive biocompatible materials for regenerative medicine.Our inter-disciplinary learning environment relies on staff with a deep level of expertise. The course is delivered via lectures, practical/laboratory work, seminars, project and problem-solving work and aims to advance the development of team and self-directed learning skills.Our students will be endowed with professional values including scientific integrity and ethical behaviour.
Describe the state-of-the art knowledge and skills in NanoBio Science.
Apply knowledge gained and skills developed to specific fundamental or industrial problems.
Use the underlying physics of the field to find, assess and use up-to-date information in order to guide progress.
Draw on a suite of transferrable skills including critical thinking, problem solving, scientific report writing, communication skills, team-work, independent work, professional networking and project management.
Students should also have developed their ethical behaviour including critical thinking, understanding of arguments and consequences, and scientific integrity