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Nottingham Trent University

Physics with Nuclear Technology

UCAS Code: F390
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Physics
Student score
88% MED
% employed or in further study
92% MED
Average graduate salary
£21k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

104 UCAS tariff points from up to four qualifications (two of which must be A-level equivalent including Physics and Maths grades B and C in any order)

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

104 UCAS tariff points from your BTEC level 3 National Diploma including relevant Physics and Maths modules and two A-levels or equivalent qualifications

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

including relevant Physics and Maths modules

UCAS tariff points

104 UCAS tariff points from up to four qualifications (two of which must be A-level equivalent including Physics and Maths grades B and C in any order)

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

This degree offers you the opportunity to study the applications of nuclear physics in energy supply, medicine and propulsion systems, while still retaining a solid core of mainstream Physics. This course represents an ideal starting point for a career in the ever-expanding nuclear industries. *Why study Physics and Nuclear Technology at NTU? * We’ve got a great reputation. We’re rated as one of the best UK universities for teaching. At the 2015 Guardian University Awards the judges said that "in terms of teaching excellence it came down to NTU versus NTU!" We get consistently high scores in the National Student Survey. In the most recent survey (2016) 96% of our Physics and Astronomy students say that staff are enthusiastic about what they are teaching and 97% say staff are good at explaining things. We have inspiring learning environments. We have a custom-built on-campus observatory recognised by the International Astronomical Union, a radio telescope, a CT scanner, new microscopes, MRI scanners, a scanning tunneling microscope and an ionising radiation laboratory. We provide innovative accredited courses. Our pioneering courses and research are carried out in close collaboration with global partners, giving students skills and knowledge which are highly relevant to industry. Our MSci and BSc physics courses are accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP). We're delivering research with impact. Physics staff contribute to research in several areas including Superhydrophobic Surfaces, Medical Resonance Imaging, Art Conservation and Space Weather. NTU has been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for research – the highest national award achievable. Every year we offer 10 paid summer placement places in our research groups, giving students hands-on experience of cutting edge research. We’re one of the top universities for offering placements. Our courses offer placement opportunities in the UK or abroad, giving you real-life experience employers are looking for, recent placements include CERN, E.ON, The Netherlands Forensic Institute and Diamond Light Source. We’ve got an excellent employability record. Over 94% of NTU graduates are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving.


Nottingham Trent University

Students on campus Nottingham Trent University

We have earned a reputation for outstanding graduate employability, excellent teaching standards, impressive student services, and a diverse but close-knit student community. Our main city site is ideally located in Nottingham's cosmopolitan centre. We can offer you excellent nightlife, a city bursting with culture, a lively students' union and reliable support throughout your studies.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 97%
Student score 88% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
18% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
311 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
61% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 92% MED
Average graduate salary £21k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals


Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Although the subject has seen a bit of resurgence in recent years, the UK is still felt to be short of physics graduates, and in particular physicists training as teachers. If you want a career in physics research — in all sorts of areas, from atmospheric physics to lasers - you'll probably need to take a doctorate, and so have a think about where you would like to do that and how you might fund it (the government funds many physics doctorates, so you might not find it as hard as you think). With that in mind, it's not surprising that just over a fifth of physics graduates go on to take doctorates when they finish their degree, and well over a third of physicists take some kind of postgraduate study in total. Physics is highly regarded and surprisingly versatile, which is why physics graduates who decide not to stay in education are more likely to go into well-paid jobs in the finance industry than they are to go into science. The demand and versatility of physics degrees goes to explain why they're amongst the best-paid science graduates.
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