University of Glasgow

Physics: Nuclear Technology [MSc]

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University of Glasgow
In Glasgow

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Typology Postgraduate
Location Glasgow (Scotland)
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  • Glasgow (Scotland)
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The University of Glasgow’s School of Physics and Astronomy is ranked 2nd in Scotland (Complete University Guide 2016). You will gain theoretical, experimental and computational skills necessary to analyse and solve advanced physics problems relevant to the theme of Nuclear Technology, providing an excellent foundation for a career of scientific leadership. With a 93% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2014, the School of Physics and Astronomy combines both teaching excellence and a supportive learning environment. You will benefit from direct contact with our group of international experts who will teach you cutting-edge physics and supervise your projects. This programme has a September and January intake*.  *For suitably qualified candidates

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4.0 24/05/2019
About the course: Course is so enjoyable. The city is so great and a lovely place to stay. Glasgow has been excellent in all the ways.
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5.0 23/05/2019
About the course: My experience is great by far and they provided everything needed on time from resources to opportunities. I had a nice time in all. Thanks for the time.
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5.0 22/05/2019
About the course: Glasgow is so vibrant and friendly. Every day is a new experience. I feel like home there. This is one of the best decisions I have made.
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What you'll learn on the course

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Course programme

Modes of delivery of the MSc Physics: Nuclear Technology include lectures, seminars and tutorials and allow students the opportunity to take part in lab, project and team work.

Core courses include
  • Advanced data analysis
  • Detection and analysis of ionising radiation
  • Environmental radioactivity
  • Imaging and detectors
  • Nuclear power reactors
  • Research skills
  • Extended project.
Optional courses include
  • Advanced electromagnetic theory
  • Advanced nuclear physics
  • 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.

The programme in Physics: Nuclear technology lasts 1 year and contains a minimum of 180 credits. You will undertake a minimum of 120 credits in Semesters 1 and 2 and be assessed on these courses either via continuous assessment, or unseen examination in the May/June examination diet, or a combination thereof. The remaining 60 credits will take the form of an extended MSc project, carried out on a specific aspect of theoretical, computational or experimental physics which has current or potential application in the areas of nuclear technology, nuclear energy, radiation detection or environmental monitoring. You will conduct this project while embedded within a particular research group – under the direct supervision of a member of academic staff.

Your curriculum will be flexible and tailored to your prior experience and expertise, particular research interests and specific nature of the extended research project topic provisionally identified at the beginning of the MSc programme. Generally, however, courses taken in Semester 1 will focus on building core theoretical and experimental/computational skills relevant to the global challenge theme, while courses taken in Semester 2 will build key research skills (in preparation for the extended project).

Additional information

  • To complete the MSc degree you must undertake a project worth 60 credits, which will integrate subject knowledge and skills that you acquire during the MSc programme.
  • The MSc project provides students with an opportunity to carry out an extended, in-depth research project embedded within one of the School of Physics and Astronomy’s internationally-leading research groups.  In undertaking this project students will gain, within a first class training environment, subject-specific and generic skills that will form an excellent foundation for a...

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