University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Physics (Nuclear Technology)

This course provides an understanding of the application of nuclear processes and technology to energy generation, medical physics and environmental monitoring, and at a level appropriate for a professional physicist.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree in Physics or a related subject. International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Master's courses.

Course modules

Core courses include: Advanced data analysis; detection and analysis of ionising radiation; environmental radioactivity; imaging and detectors; nuclear power reactors; problem solving workshop; research skills; extended project. Optional courses include: Advanced electromagnetic theory; advanced nuclear physics; advanced physics laboratory; computational physics laboratory; dynamics, electrodynamics and relativity; energy and environment; medical imaging; nuclear and particle physics; numerical methods; plasma theory and diagnostics (alternate years starting 2015-16); relativistic quantum fields; statistical mechanics.

Assessment methods

Major project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,800 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 18,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 6,800 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Glasgow Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

Key information

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