Taught course

Nuclear Science and Technology

Institution
University of Sheffield · Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in materials, a physical science (chemistry or physics) or a related engineering subject.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Course accredited by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), The Energy Institute (EI), The Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining (IoM3) and The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

This course is run in partnership with fellow members of the Nuclear Technology Education Consortium (Sheffield is one of the lead partners, along with Manchester and Liverpool) and gives you access to more than 90 per cent of the UK’s academic expertise in nuclear waste immobilisation, decommissioning and clean-up.

You’ll be based in the department’s world-leading NucleUS Immobilisation Science Laboratory, and will take eight modules on the nuclear fuel cycle. Topics include reactor materials and nuclear waste management with each module including one week at one of our partner universities.

Some modules require overseas travel.

Teaching
Working alongside students and staff from across the globe, you’ll tackle real-world projects, and attend lectures, seminars and laboratory classes delivered by academic and industry experts.

Assessment
You’ll be assessed by formal examinations, coursework assignments and a dissertation.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Email
mse.pgtadmissions@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 222 5941