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Nuclear Science and Technology MSc

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Degree awarded
Master of Science
1 Years Full-Time and 3 Years Part-Time
Entry requirements
The minimum academic entry requirements for a Masters programme will be a Lower Second UK honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant science or engineering discipline. For applicants with some years' industrial experience, a lesser qualification may be acceptable.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning

Course description

There is a substantial continuing need for specialist engineers to service the nuclear industry. A DTI report of 2002 estimates that the UK Nuclear Industry will need an influx of several thousand specialist engineers over the next 15 years. Against this background, The University of Manchester is offering a postgraduate programme in Nuclear Science & Technology to help supply the industry with expertise level to help fill the predicted skills gap.

For more information please visit:

P ostgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES)

Launched in 2009, the HEA's annual PTES is the only sector-wide survey to gain insight from taught postgraduate students about their learning and teaching experience.

The survey focuses on students' experiences regarding

  • Teaching and learning
  • Engagement
  • Assessment and Feedback
  • Organisation and Management
  • Resources and Services
  • Skills Development

The School of Physics and Astronomy is proud that 96% of students on the MSc in Nuclear Science and Technology are satisfied overall with the course.


For entry in September 2016, the tuition fees are £16,635 per annum for home/EU students and international students. A part time student pays a third per annum (£5,545).

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.


Full time UK students are eligible to apply for a bursary before 31st March.  For students with a 1st or 2i this includes nil fees and a possible £5000 stipend and for 2ii students and late applicants a reduced course fee.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Physics and Astronomy
Contact name
Mel Mcloughlin
+44 (0)161 275 4575
Academic department overview
See: About Us .

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