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Physics and Technology of Nuclear Reactors - MSc


University of Birmingham School of Physics and Astronomy

Full time & Part time September, October MSc 1 year full time, 2 years part time

About the course

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 investigated. But of these, only nuclear fission power is at present sufficiently developed to provide an economically viable alternative to fossil fuels.

This programme began in 1956 with the build of the first nuclear reactor in Britain. Since then we have continually updated the areas of study and degree of specialisation to reflect the increasing sophistication of the field. At the same time we have maintained the overall breadth of the course, because we feel this allows new entrants to the field to gain a perspective that will be of continuous help in their future careers. This programme is

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Entry Requirements

A 2:1 Honours degree in a relevant subject (eg, Physics, Engineering, Mathematics or any Physical Science subject). 2.2 degrees may be considered on a case-by-case basis depending on modules taken and interview performance etc.


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Daniel Sproston

Daniel is a full-time Physics and Technology of Nuclear Reactors MSc student at the University of Birmingham. He previously studied Physics MSci, also at the University of Birmingham.

Daniel is also a postgraduate mentor, you can contact him online with questions or read further about his experience at the University of Birmingham on his mentor page: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk/mentor/daniel-sproston/


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