MSc Nuclear Science and Engineering - Application deadline - 31 August 2020.
This MSc prepares students for a career either in industry or academia by providing a thorough grounding in the science and engineering underpinning today’s nuclear energy systems. Combining the strengths of the Science and Engineering Faculties, and drawing on an established programme of nationally leading industrial research through the Bristol-Oxford NRC, the course provides a unique multidisciplinary experience and is a key part of the South West Nuclear Hub .
Nuclear Energy is a vital part of the UK strategy to prevent climate change and secure the electricity supply of the future. The MSc in Nuclear Science and Engineering at the University of Bristol trains students to be the future experts of the industry. Classes will teach about construction and design of nuclear fusions, decommissioning of existing facilities and management of the fuel cycle and waste. Graduates will leave equipped with a familiarity with the nuclear industry and its unique safety culture, preparing them to enter the industry or continue in academia.
The programme is delivered full-time over one year by the University of Bristol.
Students will form a cohort attached to the South West Nuclear Hub, and will benefit from working with internationally leading research teams.
Key themes, covering the science and engineering of nuclear energy include:
• The Nuclear Fuel Cycle
• Nuclear Materials Behaviour
• Nuclear Reactor Physics
• Nuclear Reactor Engineering
The MSc contains a total of 180 credit points (CP), split between taught and practical elements:
• Core Units (70 CP)
• Optional Units (30 CP)
• Group Project, semesters 1 and 2 (20 CP)
• Individual Research Project, all year (60 CP)
The Taught Programme consists of core units, which provide a solid foundation in the scientific and engineering subjects, and optional units, which offer an opportunity to explore topics of particular interest. Students are encouraged to broaden outside their discipline by the requirement to select at least ten credit points from the Faculty outside their individual research project.
Group Projects bring students together in interdisciplinary teams to tackle current problems facing the nuclear industry, e.g. Challenge Events posed by the University’s industrial partners such as EDF, Sellafield, NNL, Rolls-Royce, RWM and Cavendish. These help students develop key skills sought by employers such as innovation, communication and leadership.
The student’s Individual Research Project is supervised by leading academics at the University of Bristol, and is often aligned with key industrial partners, offering an opportunity to experience the industry’s technical challenges and professional culture first-hand.
How to Apply
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Applicants will be considered individually, but a 2:1 or better in an engineering or science degree will be expected.
Contact the MSc team directly to discuss eligibility.
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