Research course

Next Generation Nuclear

The University of Manchester · Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from graduates who have, or expect to obtain, a good degree (first class or upper second) in a relevant discipline, such as physical, earth or environmental sciences, or an appropriate branch of engineering.

Months of entry


Course content

The mission of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Nuclear Fission- Next Generation Nuclear, is to develop future research leaders to support the UK's strategic nuclear programmes including nuclear legacy clean-up, new build power stations and, defence and security.

We operate in partnership with four other universities including Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool and Sheffield and we work with all the UK's major industrial and regulatory bodies including Amec, Areva, AWE, EDF, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, the National Nuclear Laboratory, Rolls-Royce, and Sellafield Ltd.

Next Generation Nuclear follows on from Nuclear First, which in 2013 recruited its final cohort of students. The first intake of students for this new programme began in September 2014. Each year we intend to take between 14 - 18 fully funded PhD studentships across the universities involved in the Next Generation Nuclear partnership.

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months

Course contact details

Vicky Turner
0161 275 1887