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

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #701 (ARWU) Nottingham, United Kingdom
This Physics with Nuclear Technology (Hons) degree from Nottingham Trent University offers you the opportunity to study the applications of nuclear physics in energy supply, medicine and propulsion systems alongside a solid core of mainstream Physics. This course represents an ideal starting point for a career in the ever-expanding nuclear industries.
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Overview

Why choose this course?

  • You’ll benefit from excellent teaching. We’re consistently rated as one of the best universities for teaching in the UK. We’ve been awarded a gold rating in the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework and the rankings produced by the Times Higher Education put us third in the UK. And that’s not all – we were awarded the title of Modern University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and University of the Year in the Times Higher Education Awards 2017.
  • You’ll join satisfied students. We get consistently high satisfaction scores in the National Student Survey. Since the survey began, the average satisfaction with our physics and astronomy courses is 95% and has always been over the national average.
  • You’ll learn in inspiring environments. We have a custom-built, on-campus observatory recognised by the International Astronomical Union, a radio telescope, a CT scanner, new microscopes, MRI scanners, a scanning tunneling microscope and an ionising radiation laboratory. This ensures that you get the practical experience you need to pursue a successful career.
  • You’ll study innovative accredited courses. Our pioneering courses and research are carried out in close collaboration with university and industry partners worldwide, giving our students skills and knowledge which are highly relevant to the needs of industry. Our undergraduate MSci and BSc physics courses are accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP) which will help you to achieve Chartered Physicist status sooner.
  • You’ll help to deliver research with impact. Our physics staff contribute to research activity in a number of areas including Superhydrophobic Surfaces, Medical Resonance Imaging, Art Conservation and Space Weather. Every year approximately ten of our students undertake paid summer placements in these research groups. NTU has recently been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for research – the highest national award achievable.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to get experience. Our courses offer the opportunity to apply for a placement in the UK or abroad, giving you the real-life experience employers are looking for. Recent year-long placements have taken place at CERN, E.ON, The Netherlands Forensic Institute and Diamond Light Source. There are paid summer placements in our research groups, where you get hands-on research experience.  Our students have also undertaken paid summer placements in local secondary schools and at British Antarctic Survey.
  • You’ll become more employable. We’ve got an excellent employability record - 97% of NTU graduates are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving.

Careers and employability

Your career development

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.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Institute of Physics.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

      3-4 years

  • 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
  • Introduction to Laboratory Software
  • Laboratory Instrumentation and Physics Skills
  • Mathematical Techniques

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    76

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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

    13900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13900 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

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • A Tuition Fee Loan: Up to £9,000 per year to pay for your tuition fees
  • A Maintenance Loan: Between £3,039 and £8,200 depending on your household income and whether or not you will be living in your parental home during term time. (Students in receipt of certain benefits can get up to £9,347 per year)
  • University bursaries or scholarships: for eligible students.

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