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Micro and Nanotechnology Enterprise is no longer accepting new applications.

The MPhil in Micro and Nanotechnology Enterprise is an exciting opportunity in which world-leading scientists and successful entrepreneurs are brought together to deliver a one-year master’s degree combining an in-depth multidisciplinary scientific programme with a global perspective on the commercial opportunities and business practice necessary for the successful exploitation in the rapidly developing fields of nanotechnology and nanomanufacturing.

The programme is intended for those with a good first degree in the physical sciences and relevant areas of engineering, who wish to develop research skills and commercial awareness of the cutting-edge disciplines of micro and nanotechnology. The course will provide an unparalleled educational experience for those wishing to become entrepreneurs in these fields. It combines cutting-edge science with business practice skills, giving students knowledge and experience in a range of disciplines. This should enable students who graduate from the course to evaluate the scientific importance and technological potential of new developments in the field of micro and nanotechnology, within the framework for responsible innovation. 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course students will have:

  • acquired solid training in multi-disciplinary nanoscience;
  • acquired a grounding in state-of-the-art micro and nanotechnology;
  • appreciated the industrial and business relevance of the subject matter of the course;
  • planned and executed an extensive piece of written work, containing a substantial contribution of their own;
  • acquired oral and written presentation skills;
  • acquired practical laboratory skills;
  • read research papers critically and presented findings to peers.


The pass mark for the course is 60%. This is the minimum mark accepted for applications to PhD programmes in UK institutions, but many require higher marks, e.g. above 75%.

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This course is advertised in the following departments:

Key Information

10 months full-time

Study Mode : Taught

Master of Philosophy

Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy This course is advertised in multiple departments. Please see the Overview tab for more details.

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 4, 2023
Application deadline
May 16, 2024
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2024

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Course Funding Deadline
Dec. 5, 2023
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 11, 2023

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2024, Lent 2025 and Easter 2025.

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