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The award
MPhil

How long you will study
2 years

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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

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About Nanostructured Media at Queen's University Belfast

Research is targeted at two complementary themes:

  • Nanophotonics and plasmonics
  • Nanoscale functional materials and devices

Both these themes encompass our expertise in underlying science and materials for next-generation data storage and information-processing technologies. All international strategies and roadmaps foresee an increasing role for advanced functional materials and optics and optical excitations, particularly in ever-diminishing dimensions. Being able to combine our established strengths in both themes places us in a unique position in the UK and beyond.

RESEARCH STRENGTHS

The Centre for Nanostructured Media is housed within the 4,700m² International Research Centre in Experimental Physics (IRCEP). The centre has a strong international reputation for its research in nanoscale materials and photonics generally, but has particularly notable international profile in ferroelectrics and plasmonics. Our Centre has significant financial support for research from public and private sources.

In 2010 we launched ANSIN (www.ansin.eu), a new advanced materials hub formed with the founding partnership of Seagate Technology (Ireland), who have donated £9m of new processing, characterisation and metrology equipment.

The Centre leads the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Photonic Integration & Advanced Data Storage which is run in collaboration with the University of Glasgow.

"Postgraduate research programmes within CNM provide experience and training in state-of-the art academic research: many of our research strands are world-leading, as evidenced by performance in REF2014. In addition, however, most of our postgraduate researchers are exposed to functional materials and photonics in major multinational companies."Staff Member
School of Mathematics and Physics

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PhD Funded Studentships
We offer fully funded studentships to outstanding postgraduate researchers across our three faculties and five Doctoral Training Centres.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

A research degree offers you the opportunity to develop your research skills and prove yourself as a researcher. Queen's is committed to the enhancement of research training and teaching and offers postgraduate research opportunities across all fields of study. The following postgraduate research study routes for this subject area are:

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

The minimum academic requirement for admission to a research degree programme is normally an Upper Second Class Honours degree from a UK or ROI HE provider, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Further information can be obtained by contacting the School.

Mode of study/Duration

Registration is on a full-time or part-time basis, under the direction of a supervisory team appointed by the University. You will be expected to submit your thesis at the end of approximately three years of full-time registration for PhD, or two years for MPhil/MD (or part-time equivalent).

English Language Requirements

International students (where English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component (*taken within the last 2 years) is required. For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this programme, our partner INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability to entry to this programme. Please click the links below for more information:

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