University of Liverpool
Physics with Nuclear Science BSc (Hons)
University of Liverpool

Key Course Facts

Course Description

This programme offers the study of physics and selected topics in nuclear science and provides an excellent preparation for a career in nuclear related industries. There are links with many parts of the nuclear industry including those involved with decommissioning and homeland security. Staff from these institutions will be involved in the project work. The programme comprises modules in common with the Physics programme (including Mathematics support).

This programme is accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP) for the purpose of fully meeting the educational requirement for Chartered Physicist.

Work placement/Year in industry - Students are encouraged to gain relevant work experience to enhance their employability by applying for a summer internship or a year placement with an approved company/organisation. Whilst the Department of Physics and the University will provide the necessary support and guidance, it is the responsibility of the student to secure an industrial placement. Applicants should note that industrial placements are highly sought after and competition to be accepted into one can be significant. They therefore cannot be guaranteed. Students who fail to secure a suitable placement offer will transfer back to the standard version of the programme without a year in industry. If you wish to study this programme with a Year in Industry please put the option code YI in the Further Choices section of your UCAS application form.

This programme is available with a Year in China. The Year in China allows undergraduate students the opportunity to spend one year at our joint venture, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), following XJTLU's BA China Studies degree classes. XJTLU is a fully English-speaking university, located in Suzhou. If you wish to study this programme with a Year in China please put the option code YC in the Further Choices section of your UCAS application form.

Accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP) for the purpose of fully meeting the educational requirement for Chartered Physicist.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 48 graduates of Physics with Nuclear Science BSc (Hons) at University of Liverpool for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Physical Sciences.

Overall student satisfaction
71 /100
48 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Physics with Nuclear Science BSc (Hons) at University of Liverpool

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Physics with Nuclear Science BSc (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £27000 £28500 £31000
25-75 percentile range £26500 - £30000 £18500 - £34500 £23500 - £40000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Physical Sciences

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £27538 £28439 £32804
25-75 percentile range £23982 - £31543 £22409 - £35540 £26124 - £43263

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Physics with Nuclear Science BSc (Hons) at University of Liverpool

20% Engineering professionals
20% Information Technology Professionals
10% Natural and social science professionals
5% Administrative occupations
5% Process, plant and machine operatives
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Other Health Professionals
5% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
5% Health associate professionals
5% Business and public service associate professionals

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution



Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Including Physics and Mathematics . For applicants from England: Where a science has been taken at A level (Chemistry, Biology or Physics), a pass in the science practical of each subject will be required.

45 Level 3 credits in graded units in a relevant Diploma, including 30 at Distinction and a further 15 with at least Merit. 15 Distinctions are required in each of Physics and Mathematics.

Including Physics and Mathematics

Applicants who offer the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and meet our offer criteria will be made the standard offer, plus an alternative offer. This will be at one A Level grade lower plus a grade A in the EPQ, for example the offer would be ABB or BBB plus A in the EPQ, including Physics and Mathematics.

33 including 6 in Higher Level Physics and 6 in Higher Level Mathematics

Applications considered alongside A levels. Please contact the University for further information.

H1, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3 including Physics and Mathematics at H2 or above.

Accepted including two A levels at AB (including Physics and Mathematics)

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All Degrees
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Costs

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University of Liverpool in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Liverpool in related subject specific rankings.

Natural Sciences

    • #43 
    • #74 
    Physical Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #61 
    • #150 
    Physical Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #15 
    • #151 
    Physical Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #67 
    • #184 
    Physical Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #96 
    • #362 
    Physical Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]

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About University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool is a government funded university found in the city of Liverpool, England. It is one of the universities that founded the Russell Group, the N8 Group which is a partnership of the eight most research-intensive universities in Northern England. The majority of the university’s activities take place in a single urban campus just a five minute’s walk from Liverpool City Centre.

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Where is this programme taught

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