SNEAM - Nuclear Technologies for Medical Applications. This specialty develops fundamental scientific, technical and industrial knowledge of the different nuclear technologies used in the medical field. It has a particular focus on the safety and radioprotection, to be considered in the management of a large project in this field.


  • Acquire the basic scientific knowledge relative to nuclear technologies, necessary for understanding their utility and danger in medical applications.
  • Develop competencies in beams production and qualification.
  • Master the operational techniques and strategies for the management of a project in nuclear medicine. Implement appropriate solutions through projects in/with industry.
  • Develop competencies in radioprotection and nuclear waste management in the medical environment.
  • Build contacts with a large number of international key players in the field.
  • Develop an awareness of societal considerations related to nuclear medicine.

Course Structure

The Master of Science starts in September and is divided into 4 semesters:

  • MSc year 1: 2 academic semesters in Nantes campus
  • MSc year 2: 1 academic semester for specialization taught in French in Nantes campus + 6 months Master Thesis in industry or research laboratory.

Scientific and technical modules:

  • Physics of Ionizing Radiation
  • Introduction to Nuclear modeling
  • Introduction to Neutron physics
  • Radioprotection
  • Physico-Chemistry of Environment
  • Introduction to Nuclear Technology
  • Nuclear Reactions and Radiations
  • Mathematical Tools and Computer Simulation
  • Dosimetry
  • Medical Imaging Techniques

Management modules:

  • Nuclear: Management, Safety, and Society
  • Energy mix and energetic transition
  • Environmental Management and Strategy of sustainability

Company visits, scientific seminars, technical projects, generic methods for Engineers, French language & culture

Professional coaching (a Student-centered process of reflection on competencies and professional objectives)

  • 6-month MSc thesis in Industry or research lab

Job Opportunities

  • Project engineer related to medical installations.
  • Safety engineer in medical installations.
  • Operation engineer of medical installations (radiology equipment, accelerators, etc).
  • Research scientist and development engineer for medical installations.

Application Procedure

A committee consisting of professors is charged with selecting the applicants, based on the following criteria:

  • C.V./Resume
  • Motivation letter
  • Applicant's previous scientific background and scores
  • English level (French language skills might be required for application to this specialization in medical nuclear in view of the 3rd semester taught in French)
  • Working or training experience
  • Description of the professional plans after the SNEAM program
  • Reference letters

Please upload the required documents for SNEAM application on the dedicated online platform:


Participation cost: 12000 €/year


Special rates for:

  • European students from the Erasmus zone (6000 €/year)
  • EU Graduate students from our partner universities(3000 €/year)
  • EU students met at Education fairs (5400 €/year)
  • Excellent EU applications or recommended EU applications(2600 €/year)
  • Non-EU students graduated from our partner universities (6500 €/year)
  • Non-EU students met at Education fairs (9600 €/year)
  • Non-EU Excellent applications or recommended applications (6000 to 9000 €/year)
  • Double-Degree students
  • Possible Industrial sponsorship.
Program taught in:
  • English
  • French

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Last updated September 20, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2020
2 years
24,000 EUR
Possible tuition fee waivers
May 31, 2020
Each year for non EU-students. 15 June each year for EU-students.
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Start Date
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End Date
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Each year for non EU-students. 15 June each year for EU-students.

Sep 2020

Application deadline
May 31, 2020
Each year for non EU-students. 15 June each year for EU-students.
End Date
July 31, 2022