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Physics and Technology of Nuclear Reactors

University of Birmingham

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
23310 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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About

This Physics and Technology of Nuclear Reactors programme offered by the University of Birmingham began in 1956 with the build of the first nuclear reactor in Britain. Since then we have continually updated the areas of study and degree of specialisation to reflect the increasing sophistication of the field.

Overview

The environmental impact from the use of fossil fuels and the uncertainties in their sources of supply has led to many alternative energy sources being investigated. But of these, only nuclear fission power is at present sufficiently developed to provide an economically viable alternative to fossil fuels.

Career Opportunities

This Physics and Technology of Nuclear Reactors programme offered by the University of Birmingham is a response to the current skills shortage in this area and trains high quality graduates for the nuclear industry. This is a growing sector and the demand for graduates will increase resulting in an excellent potential  or rewarding careers. The research element of the programme also equips our graduates to go on to further study for a PhD.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Nuclear Instrumentation, Radiation Dosimetry and Protection
  • Radiation Transport, Thermal Hydraulics and Reactor Engineering
  • Reactor Materials, Reactor Systems and NDE 
  • General Paper
  • Practical Skills

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:1 Honours degree in a relevant subject (eg, Physics, Engineering, Mathematics or any Physical Science subject). 
  • 2.2 degrees may be considered on a case-by-case basis depending on modules taken and interview performance etc

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23310 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23310 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • UK/EU students: £4,625 part-time

Funding

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