Taught course

Nuclear Safety, Security and Safeguards

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

Entry requirements

•Honours degree in relevant scientific, engineering and technology subjects related to nuclear industry 2.2 or above. •Overseas equivalent qualifications and English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent if English in not the first language. •Students with qualifications such as HND with relevant industrial/engineering experience are welcome.

Months of entry


Course content

The Postgraduate Diploma in Nuclear Safety, Security and Safeguards is a unique course offering employees already working within the nuclear sector and assisting employer led provisions, a flexible course to fit in around their work patterns. UCLan also encourages people from the general engineering sector to undertake this postgraduate course.

This course develops an awareness of the planning and regulations related to nuclear safety and security projects. You will gain an understanding of theories and practical skills necessary to be responsible for the design, analysis and evaluation of Nuclear Safety and Security systems. It is hoped that this will enhance students’ career potential, personal and professional effectiveness and performance in employment, and assist them in making a positive and sustained contribution to their wider community.

The nuclear industry will continue to provide a significant proportion of the UK's energy needs over the next ten years and this percentage will increase as new nuclear power stations come on stream at the end of this decade and beyond. UCLan has developed strong relationships with nuclear employers which include Sellafield Ltd, National Nuclear Laboratory, BAE Systems at Barrow and Westinghouse Ltd.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
01772 892400