UWS Clearing

Physics with Nuclear Technology


BSc (Hons)

4 years full-time, 5 years full-time (sandwich), typically 6 years part-time


September 2023


About the course

Our Physics with Nuclear Technology programme has been developed to provide graduates with the knowledge necessary for a career in the nuclear industry or nuclear research.

The programme will cover core physics subjects, including:

  • Wave motion
  • Classical mechanics
  • Quantum mechanics
  • Electromagnetism
  • Atomic, nuclear and particle physics
  • Thermodynamics

In addition, the programme has a focus on nuclear science and technology including:

  • Imaging and nuclear medicine
  • Applications of nuclear physics
  • Nuclear and particle physics
  • Research topics in nuclear physics

You will graduate from the programme well-equipped for a career in nuclear power, nuclear medicine, environmental monitoring, fundamental and industrial research, or nuclear decommissioning.

Applications for this course are open to people currently residing in:


Year 1: Open

Year 2: Open

Year 3: Open

Rest of UK (Eng, Wales & NI) & Republic of Ireland

Year 1: Open

Year 2: Open

Year 3: Open

International (including EU/EEA)

Year 1: Closed

Year 2: Closed

Year 3: Closed

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Scottish Highers: BCC (69 UCAS Tariff points) including Maths and Physics, or BCC (69 UCAS Tariff points) including Maths, plus SQA National 5 Physics (Grade  B)
  • A levels: DDD(72 UCAS Tariff points) including Maths and Physics
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H3 H3 including Maths and Physics 
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points
  • Scottish Widening Access Programme: Access to STEM or Engineering – BBB
  • Scottish Advanced Highers: CCD (112 UCAS Tariff points) including Maths and Physics
  • A levels: BCC (104 UCAS Tariff points) including Maths and Physics
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 28 points 
  • Scottish Baccalaureate: Science – applications considered on an individual basis 
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Physics or Applied Sciences or other relevant discipline
  • BTEC Extended Diploma: DDM – applications considered on an individual basis
  • SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND / Foundation Degree: Physics or Applied Sciences or other relevant discipline

How to Apply


You can apply for this course, as well as keep up-to-date with your undergraduate application, via the UCAS Hub.

Your UCAS Hub account will be updated once a decision has been made on your application and you’ll be notified.

Clearing Guide

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Enquire about this course

If you’re not sure about anything, get in touch – we are here to help!

T: 0800 027 1000 (Freephone within the UK)
T: +44 (0)141 849 4101 (outwith the UK)
E: clearing@uws.ac.uk


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