UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM: SCHOOL OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
LOCATION Birmingham, UK
NUMBER OF RESEARCHERS The University of Birmingham is the fourth largest university in the UK by student enrolment, therefore comprises a significant number of researchers
DESIRED DEGREE DISCIPLINES/CLASS Physics or a related subject, at first or 2.1 level, although a 2.2 may be considered on a case-by-case basis
PRE-REQUISITES Eligible to study in the UK
The University of Birmingham has been challenging and developing great minds for more than a century. Characterized by a tradition of innovation, research at the university has broken new ground, pushed forward the boundaries of knowledge and made an impact on peoples’ lives. We continue this tradition today and have ambitions for a future that will embed our work and recognition of the Birmingham name on the international stage.
Why study with us The University of Birmingham has by far the longest-running pedigree of any UK university in teaching nuclear power degree courses. Our physics and technology of nuclear reactors MSc (PTNR) began in 1956, the same year as the world’s first commercial nuclear power station, and continues to run to this day. Our MSc in nuclear decommissioning and waste management (NDAWM) is the only decommissioning-focused degree course in the UK. Birmingham also runs the biggest nuclear-engineering undergraduate programme in the UK.
Training and development Our nuclear programmes have been refined over many years, and stem back to the early pioneers in the field when Otto Frisch (one of the discoverers of fission) and Sir Rudolph Peierls (one of the 20th century’s great theoretical physicists) wrote their Frisch-Peierls Memorandum at Birmingham. We have a steering group of major UK nuclear-industry companies that provide funding to the MSc courses and guidance on course content and development. They also heavily recruit from us. Graduate schemes Our MSc courses are postgraduate programmes intended for graduates from most engineering and physical sciences disciplines.
HOW TO APPLY Online at www.birmingham.ac.uk/ schools/physics/postgraduate/ index.aspx
CLOSING DATE All year round
CONTACT University of Birmingham Edgbaston Birmingham B15 2TT, UK Tel +44 (0)121 414 4660 E-mail email@example.com www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/ physics/postgraduate/index.aspx
What we are looking for Graduates who have a good first- or second-class degree (or equivalent) in physics or a related subject. 2.2 degrees can be considered on a case-by-case basis. PhD possibilities may also exist if the student has funding.
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Categories • Accelerators, neutron & light sources • Armed forces & defence • Atomic & molecular science • Education & teaching • Energy & renewables • Engineering & instrumentation • Materials science • Mathematics & statistics • Medical physics • Metrology & measurement science • Modelling • Nuclear, fusion & energy • Physical chemistry • Plasma science & technology
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