The BSc Physics with Nuclear Technology course is the only one of its kind in Scotland, and is accredited by the Institute of Physics (IoP).
The programme develops your understanding of the fundamentals of physics as a core science, and will build your knowledge and professional skills to prepare you for a career in any area of physics, including industrial applications and academic research.
As the course has a focus on nuclear technology, you will be prepared for a career in the nuclear power industry, or in the use of nuclear technology in the healthcare sector.
Nuclear technology has far-reaching applications for our world; in medical imaging, environmental monitoring, radioactive dating, and nuclear energy generation. Nuclear physics and radiation detection are also prerequisites in conducting research in nuclear and particle physics at large laboratories such as CERN, the European organisation for Nuclear Research.
2024 entry requirements
4 Highers at BBBC including Maths or Applications of Maths and Physics or Maths at B plus Physics at National 5 at B. English also required at National 5.
Entry to year 2 may be possible with 3 Advanced Highers at CCD including Maths and Physics.
Widening access entry:
4 Highers at BBCC including Maths and Physics or BBBC with Maths at B plus Physics at National 5 at B. English also required at National 5.
The combination of lecture courses and practical work will ideally equip you with skills necessary for a successful career in a nuclear-related industry or research. Scientific, technical, and problem-solving skills acquired during a degree in physics can be put to use in many areas of industry and research.
BSc Hons (Sandwich)
4 - 5 years
School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences
Physical and Chemical Sciences