Research course

Nuclear Engineering

The University of Manchester · School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering

Entry requirements

Applicants for admission will normally hold a Bachelors degree or equivalent qualification, a Masters degree or equivalent qualification, or both. The level of attainment for the Bachelor's degree will normally be equivalent to that of a first class or upper second class Honours UK Bachelor's degree. Some areas of study may require a Master's level qualification in a relevant discipline for admission to a PhD.

Months of entry

January, September, July, April

Course content

Nuclear energy is the only large-scale provider of low-carbon electricity in the UK, accounting for 22% of our current electricity production. In 2006 there were 23 nuclear reactors operating the in UK including: eight Magnox reactors, the last due to close in 2010, fourteen Advanced Gas Cooled Reactors (AGRs), the last due for decommissioning in 2023, and one Pressurised Water Reactors due for decommissioning in 2035.

Information for international students

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements including English language see entry requirements from your country.

Fees and funding

There are a number of funding opportunities available to applicants planning to start a research degree course at the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+ 44 (0) 161 275 4345