MSc Nuclear Science and EngineeringFind a programme
|Faculty||Faculty of Science Faculty of Engineering|
|Programme length||One year full-time|
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||No, full-time only|
|Start date||September 2018|
This 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.
The programme offers you the opportunity to gain skills and experience that are 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.
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.
To learn more and hear from students and lecturers, view this video about the Nuclear Science and Engineering master's programme.
Fees for 2018/19
We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2018/19 are as follows:
- UK/EU: full-time
- Overseas: full-time
- Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.
Funding for 2018/19
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
The five key themes that run through the programme are:
- the nuclear cycle
- nuclear reactor materials and design
- nuclear structural integrity
- nuclear professionalism and nuclear systems
- infrastructure, hazards and risk.
Teaching consists of core lecture-based units in science and engineering. The Research Skills and Group Project units help develop the skills needed to work in this area, including industry-focused workshops, an industry-set challenge and a major individual research project, for which the practical work takes place over the summer.
Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Nuclear Science and Engineering.
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.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
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.
31 August 2018
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REF 2014 results
Please see full REF 2014 results for the University of Bristol; in particular, the scores for subject areas 9 and 15.
Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.
Get in touch
Ms Krissy Stothard Administrator Phone: +44 (0) 117 394 1791 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
South West Nuclear Hub
David Smith Building
University of Bristol
73 St Michael's Hill
Bristol BS2 8BH http://www.bristol.ac.uk/physics