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Micro and Nanotechnology (MSc)

Master of Science
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2023

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.

Microelectromechanical systems and nanotechnologies are vital to the research and development of modern electronics, including miniaturised sensors and nanoscale logic and memory devices. 

On this Micro and Nanotechnologies MSc you’ll learn the scientific and engineering principles that support a wide range of micro and nanoscale technologies. 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 Ruomeng Huang. Ruomeng has published over 50 journal papers and delivered over 40 oral/poster presentations at national and international conferences. He is a regular reviewer of several journals from the American Chemical Society (ACS), the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Visit Dr Huang's staff profile to find out more about his work.


“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 Course Description Document

The Course Description Document details your course overview, your course structure and how your course is taught and assessed.

Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2022 to 2023. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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