MSc Nuclear Science and Technology: The University of Manchester

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MSc Nuclear Science and Technology: The University of Manchester, NTEC, The University of Manchester, Room G.15, Ground Floor, Schuster Building Brunswick Street, Manchester M13 9PL, Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 Years Full-Time and 3 Years Part-Time
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Course description

There is a substantial continuing need for specialist engineers to service the nuclear industry. A DTI report of 2002 estimates that the UK Nuclear Industry will need an influx of several thousand specialist engineers over the next 15 years. Against this background, The University of Manchester is offering a postgraduate programme in Nuclear Science & Technology to help supply the industry with expertise level to help fill the predicted skills gap.

An extremely wide range of topics is available, from Reactor Physics to Nuclear Waste Disposal.  This breadth of study is made possible by drawing upon the research and teaching expertise of the consortium partners who together represent more than 90% of the nuclear Postgraduate Teaching expertise that resides in the UK’s universities and research institutes.

Module details

This modular programme is available on either a full-time or part-time basis and addresses a broad range of disciplines in Nuclear Science & Technology it is particularly concerned with ongoing liabilities and the nuclear legacy and is designed to assist companies and individuals in meeting the challenge of this important industry.

The part-time programme option offers the opportunity for employees to gain a postgraduate qualification whilst remaining in full-time employment.

Career opportunities

The aim of this programme is to give graduates and professionals a firm grounding in Nuclear Science & Technology in order to facilitate their advancement in this substantial industry.

Entry requirements

Academic entry qualification overview: For 2008/09, the minimum academic entry requirements for a Masters programme will be a Lower Second UK honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant science or engineering discipline. For applicants with some years' industrial experience, a lesser qualification may be acceptable.

English language: Students will need to be able to demonstrate competency in the English language and students who do not already possess a recognised English Language qualification will need to take a test such as IELTS or TOEFL and attain a minimum of IELTS 7.0 (with no sub test < 5.5), TOEFL 600 with 5.0 in the TWE (Test of Written English) or CBTOEFL 250 with 5.0 in the TWE, or Cambridge CPE grade C. Other English Language qualifications/tests can be considered including those offered by the University's Language Teaching Centre.

Other international entry requirements: They accept a range of qualifications from different countries.

Professional entry qualification: Students without a first degree but with relevant industrial experience may be accepted.

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