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Physics with Nuclear Technology (accredited by the Institute of Physics)

University of the West of Scotland

Venues

Paisley Campus

Content

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.

Entry Requirements

2020 entry requirements:
4 Highers at BBBC including 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.

Progression Routes

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.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

BSc Hons (Sandwich)

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

F390

Course Length

4 - 5 years

Faculty

School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Science

Department

Physical and Chemical Sciences

SCQF Level

10

Website

www.uws.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Biology

Chemistry and Materials Science

Food Science and Technology

Mathematics and Statistics

Physics

Science General