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Micro and Nanotechnology (MSc)

Master of Science
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2:1 degree View full entry requirements
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2020

About this course

Discover micro and nanotechnology on this master’s degree. You’ll learn how microelectromechanical systems and nanoelectronics inform next-generation consumer electronics. Prepare for a career in industry or academic research.

On this Micro and Nanotechnologies MSc you’ll learn the scientific and engineering principles that support a wide range of micro and nanoscale technologies. 

There’s a particular focus on microelectromechanical systems and nanotechnologies on this course. These are vital to the research and development of modern electronics, including miniaturised sensors and nanoscale logic and memory devices. 

You'll also learn about microfluidic technology, enabling miniaturised biodevices for point-of-care diagnostic applications, and the fundamentals of photonic circuits and devices. 

You’ll be able to fit the master’s in nanotechnology into your interests or career plans by specialising in areas such as: 

  • microelectromechanical systems 
  • nanoelectronics 
  • biodevices 
  • optoelectronics 

You'll get training in the latest design, fabrication and characterisation methodologies, and benefit from using industry-standard tools and facilities such as our cleanroom complex. 

Specialist modules are taught by staff involved in leading edge research, so your learning will be informed by the latest developments in these areas. 

Course lead

Your course leader is Dr Maurits De Planque, an associate professor within Electronics and Computer Science. His research interests are the nano/microtechnology aspects of bioengineering, including chemical oscillators, microfluidic cell arrays, semiconductor biosensors and ion channel nanopores. Read Dr De Planque’s staff profile to find out more about his work. 


This course is accredited by:

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Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
“My time at Southampton has helped me grow as a person. I have developed my academic writing and my experimental skills, thanks to laboratory training. My particular interest in biology encouraged me to choose medical electronics and bio-nanotechnology modules.”
Ezrah Mariam, 2019 Graduate

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

In light of COVID-19, we’ve made changes to some elements of course delivery for 2020-21. For details as to how this has changed delivery for this course, please view the Addendum to the Programme Specification PDF.