Nuclear Science and Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    22100 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    10700 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
The Nuclear Science and Engineering programme at the University of Bristol offers you the opportunity to gain skills and experience highly sought after by the nuclear industry. As you learn about five key themes of nuclear science and engineering from experts in the field you will develop skills in problem-solving, team-building, communication and scientific writing.

About

This Nuclear Science and Engineering MSc delivers a solid grounding in the science and engineering principles that underpin the global nuclear industry. Throughout the programme you will benefit from a connection, via the South West Nuclear Hub, to the University of Bristol’s UK-leading industrial research. This environment of collaboration with key industrial partners enriches your learning experience and exposes you to the scientific and engineering challenges facing nuclear energy today.

During the challenge project element of the programme you will join a multi-disciplinary team in approaching a genuine industry problem. The challenge is set by industry partners, who will act as your industrial supervisors, provide guidance on your work and attend your final presentation. Previous industry partners include Sellafield, EDF Energy and the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy.

This area of scientific study demands state-of-the-art facilities, and the programme gives you access to a suite of multimillion pound, cutting-edge analytical equipment, supported by dedicated technicians. Facilities include profiling systems, x-ray microscopes, a 200-acre site focused on robotics and device sensor development, and the largest earthquake simulator in the UK.

Careers

Graduates will leave equipped with a familiarity with the nuclear industry and the specialised nature of its safety culture, and they will be prepared to enter the industry or continue towards further research.

Programme Structure

Courses:

  • Fundamentals of Nuclear Science
  • Nuclear Reactor Engineering
  • Nuclear Materials Behaviour
  • Nuclear Reactor Physics
  • Nuclear Fuel Cycle
  • Research Skills
  • Non-Linear Behaviour of Materials
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Civil Engineering Systems 
  • Core Special Chemistry for Chemical Physicists

Detailed Programme Facts

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in engineering, physics or a related subject. Relevant professional experience or qualifications can also be put forward for consideration as equivalent to the academic entry requirements. These will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    22100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    10700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time: £14,300

Funding

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