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This degree will provide you with a flexible qualification for employment in cutting-edge high technology industries, such as the semiconductor, polymer and optical industries. There are also opportunities to carry out postgraduate study in nanoscience, a key research area in Trinity College itself with world class facilities in CRANN, CRANN was pioneered by the Schools of Physics and Chemistry in Trinity College. More information on the nanoscience research theme within TCD or the nanoscience research in CRANN can be obtained by following the links at the bottom of the menu and onwards to specific research groups.

Career profiles

Recent graduates have taken the Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials course before its re-direction into the nanoscience realm. These include brief profiles of Chris Murray, Michele Keyes and Niall Kinahan.

Information on past graduates

Careers information has been gathered on 62% of all past graduates. Approximately 52% of all graduates directly entered into PhDs after graduation (42% of total within either of the Schools of Physics or of Chemistry in TCD). A further 18% directly entered into M.Sc. programmes after their degree, many going on to PhDs here or elsewhere. 10% enter into other Masters programmes such as a Master in Medical Science, Masters in Music and Media Technology, Masters in Film Studies, Masters in Business Administration, Masters in Aeronautical Engineering and a Masters in Bioengineering to name a few. Others entered into employment directly after their graduation.

The results of a survey of past graduate's current job titles, correct as of September 2013, can be found on our past graduates page.

Career Resources for Nanoscientists, Physicists and Chemists

There is a great deal of careers information for aspiring nanoscientists, albeit mostly labelled according to whether you have a chemistry or physics degree, though each is applicable to graduates of NPCAM. Only a few such links are given here.

Last updated 24 September 2013