• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

Throughout the MSc in Nuclear Science and Engineering at University of Bristol you will benefit from a connection, via the South West Nuclear Hub, to the University of Bristol’s highly regarded 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.

The programme 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.

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.

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.

Recent graduates have gone to work in the nuclear industry for employers such as Dounreay, EDF Energy and Atkins. Others have gone to PhD study, including within the Interface Analysis Centre and the Solid Mechanics Research Group at the University of Bristol.

Programme Structure

Mandatory Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Nuclear Science
  • Nuclear Reactor Engineering
  • Nuclear Materials Behaviour
  • Nuclear Reactor Physics
  • Nuclear Fuel Cycle
  • Research Skills
  • Group Project

Optional Courses:

  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Civil Engineering Systems 4
  • Hazards and Nuclear Infrastructure
  • Materials Physics
  • Nanophysics
  • Surface Physics
  • Advanced Physical & Theoretical Chemistry
  • Environmental Radioactivity

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

    Studyportals Tip: The UK government has confirmed new English-language testing requirements for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

  • Minimum required score:

    60

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General 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

    22800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22800 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    11004 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time - £14,150

Living costs for Bristol

  • 750 - 1260 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

The Student Funding Office offers funding advice for postgraduate study and details on the living expenses you can expect to budget for while you study.

University of Bristol alumni who go on to study for a postgraduate degree at Bristol can benefit from a 10 per cent reduction in tuition fees.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Wishlist

Did you know you can compare your wishlisted programmes with our new Comparison tool?