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Programme structure: Nuclear Science and Engineering (MSc) - what's running in 2017/18

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status
Fundamentals of Nuclear Science PHYSM0028 10 Mandatory
Nuclear Reactor Engineering CENGM0036 10 Mandatory
Nuclear Materials Behaviour MENGM0015 10 Mandatory
Nuclear Reactor Physics PHYSM0024 10 Mandatory
Nuclear Fuel Cycle PHYSM0025 10 Mandatory
Research Skills MENGM0016 20 Mandatory
Group Project PHYSM0026 20 Mandatory
Individual Research Project PHYSM0027 60 Mandatory
Students who have taken the unit PHYSM3410 The Physics of Radiation in their undergraduate programme will be required to select an additional option in place of Fundamentals of Nuclear Science
Select from:
Non-Linear Behaviour of Materials MENGM5022 10 Optional
Finite Element Analysis MENG33111 10 Optional
Civil Engineering Systems 4 CENGM1800 10 Optional
Earthquake Engineering 4 CENGM1900 10 Optional
Hazards and Nuclear Infrastructure CENGM0037 10 Optional
Core Special Chemistry for Chemical Physicists CHEMM0011 10 Optional
Advanced Physical & Theoretical Chemistry CHEM30006 20 Optional
Special Inorganic and Materials Chemistry CHEMM0003 20 Optional
Solid State Physics 3021 PHYS30021 20 Optional
Condensed Matter Physics 311 PHYS31111 10 Optional
Nanophysics PHYS32600 10 Optional
Environmental Radioactivity EASC30050 10 Optional
Structural Integrity 1 MENGM0030 10 Optional
Surface Physics PHYSM0007 10 Optional
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Progression/award requirements

The pass mark set by the University for any level 7(M) unit is 50 out of 100.

For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Exit awards

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to exit from the programme with a postgraduate diploma or certificate.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

Degree classifications:

An award with Merit or Distinction is permitted for postgraduate taught masters, diplomas and certificates, where these are specifically named entry-level qualifications. An award with Merit or Distinction is not permitted for exit awards where students are required to exit the programme on academic grounds. An exit award with Merit or Distinction may be permitted where students are prevented by exceptional circumstances from completing the intended award.

The classification of the award in relation to the final programme mark is as follows:

Award with Distinction*: at least 65 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 70 out of 100 for the dissertation. Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

Award with Merit*: at least 60 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 60 out of 100 for the dissertation. Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

* The MA in Law has separate regulations for awarding distinction and merit.

Diploma/certificate stages:

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to choose, or be required, to leave at the postgraduate diploma or certificate stage.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

Additional progress information

Students are required to pass 120 CP before progression to the Individual Research project

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