Taught course

Nuclear Science and Applications

University of Surrey · Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:2 honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in the physical or environmental sciences, electronics or in a relevant engineering discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

Drawing upon our existing expertise and supported by our MSc in Radiation and Environmental Protection, one of UK’s longest running programmes in its field, our programme will give you a thorough grounding in nuclear science and its applications. This new programmes differs from our existing MSc in Radiation and Environmental Protection as both the group project and the summer dissertation project will be on nuclear science and application topics.

The substantial practical element of this programme enables you to relate taught material to real-world applications. Formal lectures are complemented with work in specialist radiation laboratories that were recently refurbished as part of a £1m upgrade to our facilities.

Here you will work with a wide range of radioactive sources and radiation detectors. There is also an extended project in the spring and an eleven-week MSc dissertation project in the summer and students will have the opportunity to complete their dissertation on a topic specialising in nuclear research.

Please note that this course is subject to validation. Please check the University website for further information.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each component (or equivalent).

We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

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