Employer directory Physics World  February 2019

South West Nuclear Hub: University of Bristol

The University of Bristol’s South West Nuclear Hub brings together the best of industry and academia to work with government in facilitating civil nuclear energy research and teaching. The Hub provides the UK nuclear industry with skilled people and a unique research resource, and is also a hotbed for innovation and collaboration.

Why study with us

This MSc delivers a solid grounding in the science and engineering principles underpinning the global nuclear industry. Throughout the programme you will benefit from a connection to the university’s UK-leading industrial research. This environment of collaboration with key industrial partners enriches your learning experience, and exposes you to the scientific and engineering challenges facing nuclear energy today.  You will leave equipped with a sound understanding of the nuclear industry, preparing you for a career in either industry or academia. 

Training and development

The programme focuses on: the nuclear cycle; nuclear reactor materials and design; nuclear structural integrity; nuclear professionalism and nuclear systems; infrastructure, hazards and risk.

Teaching consists of core lecture-based units in science and engineering:

  • Fundamentals of nuclear science
  • Nuclear reactor engineering
  • Nuclear material behaviour
  • Nuclear reactor physics
  • Nuclear fuel cycle

The Research Skills and Group Project units help students to develop the skills needed to work in this area, including industry-focused workshops, an industry-set challenge and a major individual research project. Students also receive timely and up-to-date information on graduate schemes and career opportunities that are open to them in the nuclear sector.

What we are looking for

We are looking for candidates with an upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in engineering, physics or a related subject. Alternative relevant professional experience or qualifications may also be considered on a case-by-case basis.


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