Why study MSc Nuclear Science and Technology?
A new concept in postgraduate teaching, the course is run jointly
The consortium represents more than 90% of the nuclear postgraduate teaching expertise residing in the UK's universities and research institutes. You'll be taught by world-leading academics from the University of Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, London and Sheffield, and will have access to a one-stop shop of postgraduate training in nuclear science & technology, unparalleled in the UK.
- Duration: 1 year full time
- Study locations: Students register with the university of their choice (Liverpool, Manchester or Sheffield) and visit other members of the consortium to attend their selected modules. Some modules require overseas travel. Details can be found on the NTEC website.
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- Entry requirements: a good honours degree in materials, a physical science (chemistry or physics) or a related engineering subject.
- English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6 in each component, or equivalent
- Course accreditation: Course accredited by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), The Energy Institute (EI), The Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining (IoM3) and The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
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The modules available are:
Module summaries are available here.
The core of each module is one week’s direct teaching at the institution delivering the module, where you would be travelling to, and may include, in addition to lectures, group work, presentation of topics, interactive discussion groups. Details of the modules can be found on the NTEC website.
On completion, students will obtain a sound understanding of the nuclear fuel cycle, ranging from the study of reactor physics, through to waste disposal, and the societal impact and regulation of nuclear energy.
|How you'll learn||
Individual subjects are presented in 'short course' taught format, providing excellent access to the programme for engineers and managers in full-time employment who wish to advance their skill and knowledge base. The core of each module is one week's direct teaching at the institution delivering the module.
As a full time student, although you will only be in actual teaching for 8 weeks of the year, there will be much more work for you to do than this. Four weeks before each module, you will receive pre-course reading and possibly pre-course assignments to be completed before the start of the module. There are also post course assignments to complete for the modules and revision for the exams. At points of the year, you will be working on pre-course work, post course assignments and revision at the same time.
Students register with the university of their choice (Liverpool, Manchester or Sheffield) and visit other members of the consortium to attend their selected modules. Students must register at the University where they will be completing their research project.
Nine modules are available in distance learning format. Each module contains the same syllabus as its counterpart delivered by taught teaching programme, has the same learning outcomes and are delivered once per annum at a fixed time in order to facilitate the concept of a 'virtual classroom'. The modules are available online for students to study for a period of 4 months.
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|Meet our students||
Meet Dr Martin Stennett, Course Director and Experimental Officer in Nuclear Materials
Our network of world leading academics, at the cutting edge of their research, inform our courses providing a stimulating, dynamic environment in which to study.
You'll receive support throughout your course, plus a dedicated Supervisor for your research project.
If you have any questions about the course, please contact Postgraduate Taught Courses Team.
Students who undertake this course, after completion, are highly valued in the industry (both in the UK and worldwide) and work
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*The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers.In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. For more detail on the specific syllabus, course structure and specific content of modules, please contact Andrew Keating, Administrator for Taught Masters Courses, firstname.lastname@example.org.