2019 start
MSc

Nuclear Science and Technology

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Our one-year postgraduate taught courses provide an innovative programme of study in which students are challenged to achieve their best, developing specialist skills and knowledge sought after by employers, as well as establishing an ideal background for PhD research.
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Course description

This course is run in partnership with fellow members of the Nuclear Technology Education Consortium (Sheffield is one of the lead partners, along with Manchester and Liverpool) and gives you access to more than 90 per cent of the UK’s academic expertise in nuclear waste immobilisation, decommissioning and clean-up.

You’ll be based in the department’s world-leading NucleUS Immobilisation Science Laboratory, and will take eight modules on the nuclear fuel cycle. Topics include reactor materials and nuclear waste management with each module including one week at one of our partner universities.

Some modules require overseas travel.

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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).

Modules

Core modules

Sample modules include:

  • Processing, Storage and Disposal of Nuclear Waste
  • Nuclear Fuel Cycle
  • Reactor Physics and Criticality and Design
  • Radiation Shielding

Teaching

Working alongside students and staff from across the globe, you’ll tackle real-world projects, and attend lectures, seminars and laboratory classes delivered by academic and industry experts.

Assessment

You’ll be assessed by formal examinations, coursework assignments and a dissertation.

Duration

1 year full-time

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 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Contact

mse.pgtadmissions@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 5941

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.