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MSc in Nuclear Science and Engineering

University of Bristol
Bristol, England, UK
Courses in UKCourses in England1 year full-time

Course description
This MSc prepares students for a career either in industry or academia by providing a thorough grounding in the science and engineering underpinning today’s nuclear energy systems. Combining the strengths of the Science and Engineering Faculties, and drawing on an established programme of nationally leading industrial research through the Bristol-Oxford Nuclear Research Centre, the course provides a unique multidisciplinary experience and is a key part of the South West Nuclear Hub.

Developed and delivered in partnership with industry, this MSc programme includes a focus on nuclear professionalism. Graduates will leave equipped with a familiarity with the nuclear industry and its unique safety culture, preparing them to enter the industry or continue in academia.

Course structure
The programme is delivered full-time over one year by the University of Bristol. Students will form a cohort attached to the South West Nuclear Hub, and will benefit from working with internationally leading research teams.

Key themes, covering the science and engineering of nuclear energy:

• The Nuclear Cycle
• Nuclear Reactor Materials and Design
• Nuclear Structural Integrity
• Nuclear Systems, Infrastructure, Hazards and Risk
• Nuclear Professionalism
The MSc contains a total of 180 credit points (CP), split between taught and practical elements:

Taught Programme:

• Core Units (70 CP)
• Optional Units (30 CP)

Practical Programme:

• Group Project, semesters 1 and 2 (20 CP)
• Individual Research Project, all year (60 CP)

The Taught Programme consists of core units, which provide a solid foundation in the scientific and engineering subjects, and optional units, which offer an opportunity to explore topics of particular interest. Students are encouraged to expand beyond their own discipline through the requirement to select at least 10 credit points from a Faculty outside of the one their individual research project is based in.

Group Projects bring students together in interdisciplinary teams to tackle current problems facing the nuclear industry, e.g. Challenge Events posed by the University’s industrial partners such as EDF, Sellafield, NNL, Rolls-Royce, RWM and AREVA. These help students develop key skills sought by employers such as innovation, communication and leadership.

The student’s Individual Research Project is supervised by leading academics at the University of Bristol, and is often aligned with key industrial partners, offering an opportunity to experience the industry’s technical challenges and professional culture first-hand.

Fees and Funding
Information is available here, search for ‘nuclear’.

Entry Requirements
Applicants will be considered individually, but a 2:1 or better in an engineering or science degree will be expected. Contact the MSc team directly to discuss eligibility.

How to apply
Information on how to apply is available here.

Contact Information
Email: nuclear-msc@bristol.ac.uk

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