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Masters/MScPhysics and Technology of Nuclear Reactors

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Overview

The aim of this programme – which began in 1956 – is to provide the necessary background, both in breadth and in depth, for anyone wishing to enter the nuclear industry.

The areas of study and degree of specialisation involved have changed considerably to reflect the increasing sophistication of the field, and yet the overall breadth of the course has been maintained.

Programme structure

The environmental impact from the use of fossil fuels and the uncertainties in their sources of supply has led to many alternative energy sources being proposed and investigated. However, of the non-fossil fuel sources, only nuclear fission power is at present sufficiently developed to provide an economically viable alternative to fossil fuels.

The aim of this programme – which began in 1956 – is to provide the necessary background, both in breadth and in depth, for anyone wishing to enter the nuclear industry. The areas of study and degree of specialisation involved have changed considerably to reflect the increasing sophistication of the field, and yet the overall breadth of the course has been maintained, because we feel that only in this way can new entrants to the field obtain a perspective which will be of continuous help in future careers.

Studentships are sponsored by the nuclear industry in the UK, and these provide excellent and effective entry routes into careers in this stimulating field for physicists, mathematicians, metallurgists or engineers.

A taught element from September to May is followed by a 14-week project, usually undertaken within the industry.

Career opportunities

Examples of employers

Siemens
Rolls Royce PLC
Optical Performance Centre
KPMG
Microsoft Ltd
King Edwards Consortium
J.Sainsburys PLC
Mondrago Investigations Limited
Self employed
NHS

Examples of occupations

Software Engineer
Trainee Clinical Scientist
Technology Graduate
Secondary School Teacher – Physics
Research Analyst
Nuclear Manufacturing Engineer Intern
Musician
Recruitment Consultant
Internet Application Engineer
Data Analyst

Further study – examples of courses

MSc Astrophysics
MSc Computer Science
MSc Forensic Ballistics
MSc Medical Imagery
MSc Nuclear Physics
MSc Physics and Technology
MRes Chemical Engineering
PhD Electronic Engineering
PhD Physical Sciences

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Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Pre-deadline
Dec 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

This is a pre-deadline and we suggest to apply before this date

Primary deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States