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Physics with Nuclear Technology BSc (Hons)




What will I learn?

**OVERVIEW**The professionally-accredited BSc Physics with Nuclear Technology course is the only one of its kind in Scotland. UWS has been undertaking nuclear physics research for some 30 years. On joining this degree you will be taught by researcers at the forefront of the discipline. In addition, you final year research project will be fully integrated withthe UWS Nuclear Physcis Research Group. UWS is a key member of Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA) which is a research alliance with the aim of placing Scotland at the forefront of international physics research. You can be assured that you will be taught by research-active academics who are specialists in their field. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to undertake a 12-month paid placement with an industrial or scientific employer in the UK or abroad.**PRACTICAL FOCUS**Specifically designed for students with an interest in nuclear physics and its applications, the course offers options for placements in the UK and Europe, ensuring wide-ranging career opportunities. In recent years students have undertaken placements with Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and CERN Accelerator in Switzerland.In addition to work-based learning the Honours sandwich programme also offers you the opportunity to complete a year’s paid work experience with an industrial or scientific employer in the UK or abroad.**PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION**This course is accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP). It partially meets the educational requirements for Chartered Physicist (CPhys). You can also apply to become a Registered Scientist (RSci) through the IoP upon completion of the course.**CAREER PROSPECTS****Jobs**Nuclear technology has far-reaching applications for our world; in medical imaging, environmental monitoring, radioactive dating, and nuclear energy generation. Nuclear physics and radiation detection are also prerequisites in conducting research in nuclear and particle physics at large laboratories such as CERN, the European organisation for Nuclear Research.You will graduate from the programme well equipped for a career in nuclear power, nuclear medicine, environmental monitoring, fundamental and industrial research, or nuclear decommissioning. Graduates from this programme have gone on to work in roles including:Nuclear Engineer / Nuclear Safety Consultant / Nuclear Waste Advisor / Radiological Consultant**Further Study**Some graduates choose further study at MSc, MRes and PhD level.

Which department am I in?

Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£17,250.00 (US$ 21,430) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved
Start date

September 2023


Paisley Campus

High Street,



PA1 2BE, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Including 1 science subject plus GCSE Biology and Chemistry

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


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