Professor David Fermin, part of the BCFN network and a member of the management team, has been awarded £2M to carry out research in developing new materials for phoitovoltaic devices. Click here to find the full story.
If you want to work in a technology or science based company, the MSc gives you a broad range of skills that makes you much more employable.
In terms of science, it is much more about doing what you want than at undergraduate level. If you are interested in a particular field, you are free to pursue that.