Postgraduate and doctoral students benefit from our strong links with the UK industry and our extensive nuclear research capabilities and facilities.
The Nuclear Technology Education Consortium (NTEC) offers a breadth of training designed to meet the UK's projected nuclear skills requirements in decommissioning and clean-up, reactor technology, fusion and nuclear medicine, with study format including MSc, PG Diploma, PG Certificate and CPD.
You can find PhDs related to nuclear energy in the following centres:
There are numerous routes into the field of nuclear energy and studying any science, technology or engineering subject is likely to be useful.
"Some people think that you have to already be a nuclear expert to apply for jobs in the nuclear industry. Nothing could be further from the truth. We are always pleased to hear from bright and enthusiastic scientists and engineers who would like a varied and challenging career in our sector. The industry will happily provide training to meet nuclear specialism requirements and through the work they will undertake within the sector – working alongside more experienced colleagues."
Dr Fiona Rayment, Director Fuel Cycle Solutions, National Nuclear Laboratory, and Chair of the Nuclear Skills Strategy Group
The following Departments offer courses which can be relevant to the nuclear field and provide opportunities to choose nuclear-related modules or project work.
Throughout the University there are a variety of opportunities for those over 16 to explore subjects relevant to the field of nuclear energy. To find out more please get in touch with the outreach contact for the Department of your subject area of interest. For those based in Cumbria, work experience and placement opportunities are available at our Dalton Cumbrian Facility.