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Nanomaterials Chemistry

MSc Nanomaterials Chemistry
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
This MSc in Nanomaterials Chemistry is designed for Science and Engineering graduates interested to learn about the emerging area of nanomaterials.

Our goal is to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and harness the potential of nanomaterials in future advanced manufacturing, ICT, chemical, biopharma, medical device (diagnostics, drug delivery, and therapeutics) and other industries with a view to future employment in these sectors.

Key to learning about nanomaterials is the availability of advanced technology platforms that permit the preparation and processing of nanomaterials in synergy with quantitative materials measurement and functional assessment. In this regard, the UCD School of Chemistry is strongly positioned in hosting world-class researchers and teachers that are comprehensively supported by state-of-the-art nano research facilities.

The quality and diversity of our research environment will enrich the learning experience of Nanomaterials students and will empower them to develop the competitive skillset necessary to establish successful careers. Opportunities to conduct a research project through internship will be available.

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

This MSc in Nanomaterials Chemistry is designed for Science and Engineering graduates interested to learn about the emerging area of nanomaterials.

Related Programmes
• MSc Chemistry (Negotiated Learning) FT
• MSc Synthetic Chemistry Pharmaceutical & Fine Chem Indust FT

Entry requirements

• This programme is intended for applicants with a Chemistry degree, or a degree with a significant component of chemistry. An upper second class honours or international equivalent is required.
• Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language profi ciency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.


Duration: 1 Years
Attendance: Full Time

Number of credits


Careers or further progression

The MSc in Nanomaterials Chemistry provides a basis for graduates to enter the chemical, pharmaceutical, biopharma, advanced manufacturing and materials industries, including the burgeoning 3D printing and medical device sectors. Analytical services, environmental protection, and primary and secondary school teaching, present other possibilities. This course is also a route for students into a PhD programme.

Further enquiries

Susan Kelleher
Tel: +353 1 716 2839

Subjects taught

The structure of the programme is as follows:
90 credits taught masters: 60 credits taught modules & 30 credits research project.

September - December
• Nanochemistry I: Chemistry of Engineered Materials
• Biomaterials
• Physics of Nanomaterials
• Advanced Atomic Force Microscopy for Bionanoscience
• Professional Career Development
• Nanochemistry Seminar Series

January - May
• Nanochemistry II: Biointerface Nanochemistry
• Nanomaterials
• Nanochemistry Techniques Lab
• Advanced Characterisation Techniques
• Biomimicry - Learning from Nature
• Biophysics at the Nanoscale / Nanodevices

May - August
• Research Project


Key Facts
The Centre for BioNanoInteractions, based in the UCD School of Chemistry, is Ireland’s National Platform for BioNanoInteraction science, and draws together specialists from its Universities, Institutes and companies. They are one of the world’s leading Centres of knowledge for bionanointeractions applied to the fields of nanosafety, nanobiology and nanomedicine, and we are pioneering many of the new techniques and approaches in the arena.

According to the 2015 QS World University Rankings by Subject, Chemistry at UCD is ranked 2nd in Ireland and in the world top 150.

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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