University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Nuclear Science and Applications

**Why choose this course** How can atomic nuclei provide us with energy, help us monitor the environment, benefit medicine, and more? Our new and innovative MSc in Nuclear Science and Applications is taught by a combination of inspired nuclear physics academics from Surrey's Department of Physics and forward-looking experts from the UK's nuclear industries. The Surrey academics are part of the Centre for Nuclear and Radiation Physics which houses the largest academic nuclear physics research group in the UK. **What you will study** Drawing upon our thorough expertise and excellent research, our course will give you a deep knowledge of nuclear science and its applications. The substantial practical element of this course 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. In these facilities you will work with a wide range of radioactive sources and radiation detectors. There is also an extended project in the spring and an 11-week MSc dissertation project in the summer, and students will have the opportunity to complete their dissertation on a topic specialising in nuclear research.

Entry requirements

MSc: A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in either Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Physics, Radiography or Radiological Science, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. We'll also consider relevant work experience if you don't meet these requirements. English language requirements IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in each other element.

Course modules

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. FULL-TIME Year 1 (full-time) INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY AND RADIATION BIOLOGY - Compulsory RADIATION LABORATORY SKILLS - Compulsory RADIATION MEASUREMENT - Compulsory RADIATION PHYSICS - Compulsory EXTENDED GROUP PROJECT - Compulsory NUCLEAR METROLOGY - Compulsory NUCLEAR REACTOR AND HEALTH PHYSICS - Compulsory RESEARCH PROJECT AND DISSERTATION - Compulsory PART-TIME Year 1 (part-time) RADIATION LABORATORY SKILLS - Compulsory RADIATION MEASUREMENT - Compulsory RADIATION PHYSICS - Compulsory ENVIRONMENT AND LEGISLATION - Compulsory EXTENDED GROUP PROJECT - Compulsory NUCLEAR METROLOGY - Compulsory Year 2 (part-time) INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY AND RADIATION BIOLOGY - Compulsory RADIATION LABORATORY SKILLS - Compulsory ENVIRONMENT AND LEGISLATION - Compulsory NUCLEAR REACTOR AND HEALTH PHYSICS - Compulsory RESEARCH PROJECT AND DISSERTATION - Compulsory

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 - 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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