Taught course

Nuclear Law and Regulation

University of Central Lancashire · School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences

Entry requirements

EC Accredited Honours degree (to IEng at UK-Spec) in any engineering subject relevant to design, construction, operation, decommissioning or waste treatment/storage in the nuclear industry Honours degree in any scientific, engineering, technology, safety or environmental subject Honours degree in any law, business, management, or nuclear-relevant inexact or social science (e.g. Psychology) at grade 2:2 or above (or equivalent) Any upper second or first class honours degree (or equivalent)

Months of entry


Course content

UCLan’s PGCert in Nuclear Law and Regulation provides a basis for countries to understanding the legal implications of embarking on a new nuclear power build programme and those in Government, in regulatory bodies and future operating companies would benefit most from its content. In particular it is for legal professionals working in the nuclear sector or those looking to join the sector.

It is aimed at those who have responsibilities for safety and security which mean they interface with nuclear law and regulation in their daily work. In particular workers operating in the regulators, nuclear licensees, nuclear companies and consultancies would draw great benefit from this course. It has direct relevance across the whole sector including nuclear power, nuclear waste and decommissioning, fuel reprocessing, fuel manufacture, uranium enrichment and nuclear defence sectors.

This course is unique partly because of the overall content but also because it is being delivered by academics that have worked most of their careers within the nuclear industry at senior levels in the nuclear regulator, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and BNFL. This means that not only is knowledge of nuclear law and regulation passed on but also the experience of how the law is implemented through national regulations and the licensing regime is imparted. The course will provide insights into how a nuclear regulatory body oversees the nuclear industry and carries out its duties and this know-how will be invaluable back in the workplace and provide direct benefit in future interactions.

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Fees and funding

UK students
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Qualification and course duration


part time
3 months

Course contact details

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