MSc Nuclear Science and Technology / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2022

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Academic entry qualification overview

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.

English language

All applicants will need to demonstrate competency in English language. Applicants who do not already possess an acceptable English Language qualification will need to take a recognised test and attain the required English Language score:

  • IELTS:  at least 7.0 overall with no sub-test below 6.5.  
  • TOFEL iBT:  at least 100 overall with no sub-test below 25. We do not accept 'MyBestScore'.

Further information on language requirements can be found on our website .

Pre-sessional English

We will consider applicants who do not meet these scores but you may be required to complete a pre-sessional English language course at the University of Manchester prior to the start of the course.

To be considered for a pre-sessional English language course for this programme we require the following minimum IELTS (Academic) scores:

  • 6 Week Pre-Sessional Course:  Minimum 6.5 overall with no sub-test below 6.0.
  • 10 Week Pre-sessional Course: Minimum 6.0 overall with minimum 6.0 in writing and no more than one subskill of 5.5.

If you have not yet completed your current academic study and are interested in studying a pre-sessional course, you must hold an IELTS for UKVI (Academic) test certificate.

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Applicants from Majority English-speaking countries

If you are a national of a   majority English-speaking country   (or have studied for a full bachelor degree or higher from one of these countries) you may be exempt from submitting further evidence of English language proficiency.

Other international entry requirements

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements including English language see entry requirements from your country .

Professional entry qualification

Students without a first degree but with relevant industrial experience may be accepted.