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University of Glasgow: Advanced Functional Materials

Institution University of Glasgow View institution profile
Department School of Physics & Astronomy
Web www.glasgow.ac.uk/
Study type Taught

Summary

The Masters in Advanced Functional Materials is an inherently multidisciplinary subject that spans Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science and Nanotechnology. It underpins many of aspects of modern life and its themes are at the heart of global technological challenges, including energy generation and storage, microelectronics and healthcare. University of Glasgow research in the area has spanned the development of photovoltaics for enhanced solar energy systems, next-generation data storage technologies and characterisation of alloys for nuclear reactor design.

The School of Physics and Astronomy plays a leading role in the exploitation of data from the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest particle accelerator at CERN.

The School has close links with Sellafield Ltd. and the UK National Nuclear Laboratory in the area of nuclear fuel reprocessing and nuclear waste management.

The School of Physics and Astronomy plays a leading role in the exploitation of data from the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest particle accelerator at CERN. The School has close links with Sellafield Ltd. and the UK National Nuclear Laboratory in the area of nuclear fuel reprocessing and nuclear waste management. * The School of Physics & Astronomy hosts the Kelvin Nanocharacterisation Centre, which houses state-of-the-art instrumentation for studying materials at the nanoscale or below. * The School of Physics & Astronomy plays a world-leading role in the design and operation of the worldwide network of laser interferometers that have detected gravitational waves. * You will also benefit from our membership of the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance. The alliance brings together internationally leading Physics research across Scotland to form the largest physics grouping in the UK. * You will gain the theoretical, observational and computational skills necessary to analyse and solve advanced Materials Science problems, providing you with an excellent foundation for a career of scientific leadership in academia or industry. * You will develop transferable skills that will improve your career prospects, such as project management, team-working, advanced data analysis, problem-solving, critical evaluation of scientific literature, advanced laboratory and computing skills, and how to effectively communicate with different audiences. * The School of Physics and Astronomy has an Athena Swan Silver Award, and the School of Chemistry has an Athena Swan Bronze Award, demonstrating the support for women and under-represented groups in scientific studies and careers, with the goal to improve the working environment for all. * It is expected that the programme will be accredited by the Institute of Physics.

Modes of delivery of the MSc Advanced Functional Materials include lectures, seminars and tutorials and allow students the opportunity to take part in practical lab, and independent project work. In the final part of the programme, you will undertake a research project which will be supervised by a member of staff who works within the area of Materials Science. This extended project will give an opportunity to be embedded into a research group, working at the cutting edge of their particular field.

Each course is assessed separately; assessment methods include written examinations, verbal and written reports of practical/project work, multiple choice questions, oral and poster presentations of project work.

Core courses

  • ADVANCED DATA ANALYSIS FOR PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
  • IMAGING AND DETECTORS
  • NANO AND ATOMIC SCALE IMAGING 1
  • RESEARCH SKILLS
  • SOLID STATE PHYSICS
  • STATISTICAL MECHANICS
  • MSC PROJECT

Optional courses

  • CHEMISTRY OF THE F-BLOCK 4M
  • CHEMICAL THERMODYNAMICS AND STATISTICAL MECHANICS 4M
  • DETECTION AND ANALYSIS OF IONISING RADIATION
  • ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY 2
  • ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT
  • ENVIRONMENTAL RADIOACTIVITY
  • FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS 4M
  • GROUPS AND SYMMETRIES
  • MAGNETISM & SUPERCONDUCTIVITY
  • NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS 4M
  • NUCLEAR POWER REACTORS
  • QUANTUM AND ATOM OPTICS
  • QUANTUM INFORMATION
  • QUANTUM THEORY
  • SEMICONDUCTOR PHYSICS
  • SURFACE CHEMISTRY: STRUCTURE AND REACTIVITY 4M

Along with careers spanning a range of areas within academia and research and development, roles also include; Material Science Scientist, Senior Analytical Scientist, and Senior Scientist in Materials Characterisation within Pharmaceutical and Manufacturing companies.

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University of Glasgow


The University of Glasgow is one of the UK’s most prestigious seats of learning, and the fourth oldest university in the English speaking world. Established in 1451 and recognised for its world-changing research and teaching, the University has inspired thinkers from eminent scientist Lord Kelvin and the father of economics Adam Smith, to Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. 

Rankings

The University:

  • is ranked 73rd in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2022
  • is in the top 100 in the world: Times Higher World University Rankings 2022
  • 95.9% of students in employment or further study 6 …
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