Outline of the programme:

Each student takes two short courses to introduce them to nanoscience and nanotechnology, plus an introductory course in each of the two fields which differ from their own study field. For example: Chemistry students take two introductory courses, one in nanophysics and one in nanobiology. Students then proceed to advanced courses in their own study field. For example: Chemistry students do advanced courses in nanochemistry.

Although all the course components will be presented at UWC, lecturers from all four universities are participating in the courses. A number of international scholars are also contributing to the programme.

On completion of the coursework, the students return to their home campuses where they do a research project under a local supervisor, culminating in a Masters thesis.

The duration of the course component is nine months, followed by the research project for a minimum of 15 months at the home campus. Students will complete the MSc degree in Nanoscience in a minimum of 2 years.

Modules:

Core Modules:

  • Central Concepts in Nanoscience
  • Management for Nanoscientist

Nanochemistry Group:

  • Foundation of Biomedical Science for non-biologists
  • Foundations of Nanophysics for non-physicists
  • Advanced Nanochemistry
  • Experimental Techniques in Nanochemistry

Nanobiomedical Science Group:

  • Foundation of Nanochemistry for non-chemists
  • Foundations of Nanophysics for non-physicists
  • Advanced Nanobiomedical Science
  • Experimental Techniques in Nanobiomedical Sciences

Nanophysics Group:

  • Foundation of Biomedical Science for non-biologists
  • Foundation of Nanochemistry for non-chemists
  • Advanced Nanophysics
  • Experimental Techniques in Nanophysics

Financial Aspects:

A full scholarship is provided, which includes all registration, tuition and on-campus accommodation costs. An annual stipend to assist with personal costs is provided, as well as an allowance to cover the purchase of books and a laptop.

South African students with a BSc (Hons) degree are welcome to apply.

Please contact the programme administrator, Ms Valencia Jamalie, for further information as follows:

Email: vjamalie@uwc.ac.za
Tel: 021 959 2063