MSc Nuclear Science and Technology

Year of entry: 2019

Overview

Degree awarded
MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert
Duration
1 Year Full-Time and 2 years; 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
Apply online

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MSc Y Y N N
PGDip Y Y N N
PGCert Y Y N N

Course description

There is a substantial continuing need for specialist engineers to service the nuclear industry for the operation and decommissioning of the existing reactors, and a growing worldwide programme of building new reactors. 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:  http://www.ntec.ac.uk/

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

Fees

Fees for the academic year 2019/20 are £18,177.

Home students (UK and EU) should check the NTEC website  for up to date information on fees.

Fees are payable annually in September. For courses lasting more than 1 year, the fee may be paid in one lump sum or by annual instalments.

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.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Contact details

Department
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Contact name
Simon Abbott
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 4267/1246
Email
Website
http://www.ntec.ac.uk
School/Faculty

Our internationally-renowned expertise across the School of Natural Sciences informs research led teaching with strong collaboration across disciplines, unlocking new and exciting fields and translating science into reality.  Our multidisciplinary learning and research activities advance the boundaries of science for the wider benefit of society, inspiring students to promote positive change through educating future leaders in the true fundamentals of science. Find out more about Science and Engineering at Manchester .

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Entry requirements

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

Students will need to be able to demonstrate competency in the English language and students who do not already possess a recognised English Language qualification will need to take an English language test and attain a minimum of:

  • IELTS 7.0 (with no sub test < 6.0)
  • TOEFL IBT with at least 95 overall with no less than 24 in reading, 22 in listening, 25 in speaking and 24 in writing

Other English Language qualifications/tests can be considered.

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.

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.

Application and selection

How to apply

Re-applications

If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful, you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.

Course details

Course description

There is a substantial continuing need for specialist engineers to service the nuclear industry for the operation and decommissioning of the existing reactors, and a growing worldwide programme of building new reactors. 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:  http://www.ntec.ac.uk/

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

Coursework and assessment

Assessment is by written examination, assignment and end of year project/dissertation.

Course unit details

This modular programme is available on either a full-time or part-time basis. The mode of study can be either direct taught, distance learning, or a combination of both.

It addresses a broad range of disciplines in Nuclear Science & Technology it is particularly concerned with ongoing liabilities and the nuclear legacy and is designed to assist companies and individuals in meeting the challenge of this important industry.

The part-time programme option offers the opportunity for employees to gain a postgraduate qualification whilst remaining in full-time employment.

Part-time MSc taken over 3 years:

Year 1:  4 modules (Successful completion attains Postgraduate Certificate)

Year 2:  4 modules (Successful completion attains Postgraduate Diploma)

Year 3:  Project & Dissertation (Successful completion attains MSc)

Part-time MSc taken over 2 years:

8 modules are taken over the two year period with the project and dissertation also being completed in the second year.

Full-time MSc taken over 1 year:

8 modules are taken over a period of approximately 9 months. The project and dissertation then follows.

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk

Careers

Career opportunities

The aim of this programme is to give graduates and professionals a firm grounding in Nuclear Science & Technology in order to facilitate their advancement in this substantial industry.