You'll usually need a degree or a postgraduate master's qualification in nanotechnology, or a related course which includes nanotechnology. Relevant courses include:
- electronics engineering
- materials science
Some employers may expect you to have, or be working towards, a PhD. You'll usually also need experience of working in a laboratory environment.
Employers value experience. It may help to study for a degree that includes experience in the industry you want to work in. You could look for work placements with nanotechnology companies.
You'll usually need:
- 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), including English, maths and a science
- 3 A levels including maths and either biology, physics or chemistry
- a degree in a relevant subject for postgraduate study