MSc Nuclear Environmental Science and Technology

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  • Objectives
    All our courses aim to give you: In-depth technical knowledge and advanced expertise in your chosen materials field Excellent analytical and research skills Enhanced project planning and management capabilities and experience.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Honours degree or equivalent in materials, metallurgy, chemistry or a related engineering or science subject from an approved institution. Applicants whose first language is not English are required to take a suitable test, e.g. IELTS minimum score 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 in each component); TOEFL, minimum score 575, plus a score of 4.5 in the Test of Written English, or minimum of 232 in the computer-based TOEFL.
  • Academic title
    MSc Nuclear Environmental Science and Technology
  • Course description
    Course content

    Modules common to all courses:

    -Advanced laboratory techniques
    -X-ray diffraction techniques
    -Electron optics
    -Thermal methods
    -Transferable computing and library skills
    -Individual research project.

    Additional course-specific modules:

    -Glass Processing and Durability
    -Waste Management in the Nuclear Energy Industry
    -Ceramic Processing
    -Phase diagrams
    -Disposal and Storage of Nuclear Wastes
    -Cement encapsulation.

    Lectures, laboratory practicals, problems classes, individual research project.

    Most modules are assessed by written examination but there is some continuous assessment associated with specific modules. This may include essays on specialised topics or problems exercises. All students produce a 15,000-word dissertation based on their individual research project, which may be experimentally, theoretically or industrially based.

    Industrially-based research topics are normally suggested by an industrial organisation, and may involve close co-operation with that organisation.

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