MSc(Eng) Nuclear Environmental Science and Technology
Waste Immobilisation is becoming increasingly more important as the world seeks safe solutions for disposal of its toxic and nuclear wastes. This course is aimed at students who wish to further their understanding of the basic underpinning science involved coupled with the socio-economic impact of the waste matrix chosen for each process.
The course will provide modules in the following disciplines:
- Scientific Basis for Nuclear Materials Management
- Cement Chemistry, Processing and Durability
- Glass Physics, Chemistry, Processing and Durability
- Physics and Chemistry of Ceramic Processing
Students will also be expected to complete a project in a related area.
Why study Nuclear Environmental Science and Technology at the University of Sheffield?
The University of Sheffield Department of Materials Science and Engineering hosts the Immobilisation Science Laboratory (ISL), a centre of excellence for the study of waste immobilisation.
The ISL has been successful in securing funding from EPSRC and has close ties with NNL. The Department boasts Staff with international reputations in the field of nuclear and toxic waste immobilisation, as well as renowned experts in electron microscopy, for examination of the waste product.
The Department is one of the leading UK Departments of Materials Science and Engineering. Our research has strong links to industry and is sponsored by around 120 different industrial companies and government agencies from across the world (receiving an annual income of around £11M in research funding for each of the previous two years). We hold a prestigious place as the only UK University Materials Department to have been selected to be a member of the World Materials Research Institute Forum (WMRIF).
Our excellence in teaching has been recognised nationally. We have been awarded 22 out of a possible 24 in the recent HEFCE teaching quality assessment. Our teaching is research-led and is therefore at the forefront of current knowledge. This makes our Department a stimulating environment in which to study. We are continually developing our lecture courses to offer students the opportunity to learn about the latest developments.
This means that you will learn cutting edge technology, taught by experts at the forefront of the field.
On this course, you will acquire skills of direct use to a range of employers. The course also provides the ideal background for the subsequent pursuit of PhD degrees in Engineering Materials.