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MSc in Nuclear Science and Engineering

The University of Bristol is accepting applications for its MSc in Nuclear Science and Engineering course

  • Closing soon
  • Closing date: 01 Mar 2021
  • United Kingdom | South West Nuclear Hub, University of Bristol
  • Date posted: 02 Sep 2020
  • Job type: Academic: PhD/MSc
  • Disciplines: Energy & renewables | Nuclear, fusion & energy 

The MSc in Nuclear Science and Engineering at the University of Bristol exploits existing close inter-faculty collaboration to provide a rich, research-focused, postgraduate programme with significant industry input.

The UK is embarking on an ambitious program to construct new nuclear power plants, starting with the construction of EDF’s Hinkley Point C in the South West. Simultaneously, the next stage of fusion power is underway with the construction of ITER in France. There is a growing need for new engineers, physicists and materials science to join the growing nuclear sector in the UK and across the globe.

The University of Bristol has a very strong record in attracting research funding and has a very high research quality ranking in the nuclear sector, particularly in the areas of nuclear materials science and engineering, nuclear systems and infrastructure, and we have targeted both the research and the taught components of this MSc to reflect those strengths.

The MSc in nuclear science and engineering is designed to give students a broad backing in the scientific and engineering considerations in nuclear fission and fusion plants, using a hand-tailored selection of nuclear focused lecture courses, site visits and research projects.

Graduates will leave equipped with a familiarity with the nuclear industry and the specialised nature of its safety culture, and they will be prepared to enter the industry or continue towards further research.

Recent graduates have gone to work in the nuclear industry for employers such as Dounreay, EDF Energy, nucleargrads, Frazer-Nash Consultancy and Atkins. Others have gone to PhD study at the University of Bristol and the University of Oxford.

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If you would like to find out more about the course, please e-mail or call +44 (0)117 33 17946.


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