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MSc Nuclear Science and Technology




What will I learn?

Course description

There is a substantial continuing need for specialist engineers to service the nuclear industry for the operation and decommissioning of the existing reactors, and a growing worldwide programme of building new reactors. 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.

Coursework and assessment

Assessment is by written examination, assignment and end of year project/dissertation.

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.

Students can also exit with PGDip or PGCert awards.

Which department am I in?

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£19,863.00 (US$ 23,961) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2023


The University of Manchester

Oxford Road,


M13 9PL, England

Entry requirements

For international students

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. All applicants will need to demonstrate competency in English language. Applicants who do not already possess an acceptable English Language qualification will need to take a recognised test and attain the required English Language score: IELTS: at least 7.0 overall with no sub-test below 6.5. TOFEL iBT: at least 100 overall with no sub-test below 25. We do not accept 'MyBestScore'. Pearson PTE: at least 65 overall with no sub-test below 58.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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