University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Physics and Technology of Nuclear Reactors

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

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree or overseas equivalent; accreditation of prior learning (APL) may also be accepted; English language requirements may apply for international students.

Course modules

Module a nuclear instrumentation, radiation dosimetry and protection 03 16356 (20 credits); particle detectors - 16 lectures; neutron radiation physics - 7 lectures; nuclear electronics - 6 lectures; radiation dosimetry - 6 lectures; radiological protection - 12 lectures; statistics - 6 lectures + 5 hours examples; module b radiation transport, thermal hydraulics and reactor engineering 03 16367 (20 credits); radiation and charged particle transport - 12 lectures; radiation shielding - 6 lectures; core physics and multiplying media 1 - 5 lectures; multiplying media 2, (core physics) - 23 lectures; thermal hydraulics and reactor engineering - 25 lectures; environmental impact of nuclear power - 4 lectures; module c reactor materials, reactor systems and n d e 03 16368 (20 credits); metallurgy - 20 lectures; reactor materials - 20 lectures; reactor systems and safety analysis - 28 lectures; nuclear fuel cycle - 4 lectures; non-destructive testing - 9 lectures; module d general paper 03 16369 (20 credits); reactor kinetics - 12 lectures; reactor control - 26 lectures; financial appraisal - 6 lectures; decommissioning - 6 lectures; industrial lecture series - 10 seminars; nuclear fusion - 10 lectures; module e practical skills (40 credits) ; physics laboratory - 120 hours in the lab; physics metallurgy laboratory - 12 hours; computing and numerical analysis - 45 hours; reactor safety exercise - one-day exercise; seminars and presentation ; module f research project (60 credits); project work and thesis.

Assessment methods

Project work and thesis.

Sponsorship information

Industry.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,900 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,600 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,600 per Year 1 (England) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

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