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Physics with Nuclear Technology (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Nottingham, United Kingdom
This Physics with Nuclear Technology (Hons) degree from Nottingham Trent University is your opportunity to study the applications of nuclear physics in energy supply, medicine and propulsion systems, alongside a solid core of mainstream physics. Specialist topics extend to cover material properties and testing, propulsion systems, radiation safety and reactor design.
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Nuclear technology is the wonder of our age. It can power our cities and help cure our illnesses. This course represents an ideal starting point for a career in the ever-expanding nuclear industries. 

Careers and employability

This Physics with Nuclear Technology (Hons) degree from Nottingham Trent University prepares you for a wide range of career opportunities both inside and outside physics. It’ll help you to develop numerical, analytical and computational skills which are greatly respected by employers. You’ll also gain essential, transferable skills including report communication, team working and problem solving. Our graduates have gone on to work for companies and in roles such as:

  • Aerothermal engineer – Rolls Royce
  • Scientist training programme – NHS
  • Wind analyst – Prevailing Ltd
  • Technical writer – KA Testing Facility
  • Medical dosimetrist – NHS
  • Software test engineer – Nikon
  • Software architect – MHR
  • Technical Head of Digital Innovations - Uniper Technologies
  • Car configuration engineer – Jaguar Land Rover
  • Teacher/lecturer – School, college and university level
  • Applications engineer – Romax Technology
  • Technical safety manager - QinetiQ
  • Graduate physicist – Ultra Electronics Nuclear Control Systems
  • Public engagement of science officer – Science and Technology Facilities Council
  • Graduate quantity surveyor – Balfour Beatty
  • Project manager – Caterpillar Inc.

Many graduates also choose to undertake further study on one of our Masters-level courses or MPhil and PhD research degrees in areas including Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Quantum Computing and Detector Research.


This course is accredited by the Institute of Physics.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Whilst the University welcomes applications after the January deadline, we will only be able to make offers if places are still available.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3-4 years

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Concepts of Astronomy and Cosmology
  • Matter: Evidence for Quantisation
  • Ideas of Motion – From Galileo to Einstein
  • Laboratory Instrumentation and Physics Skills
  • Mathematical Techniques

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • 104 UCAS tariff points from up to four qualifications (two of which must be A-level equivalent including Physics and Mathematics grade B and C in any order); or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – DMM including relevant mathematics and physics modules; and
  • GCSEs – English and Maths grade C / 4

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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