Taught course

Nuclear Science and Technology

University of Central Lancashire · School of Engineering

Entry requirements

An honours degree at 2:2 or above in a relevant scientific, engineering or technology subject related to a role in the nuclear industry is required.

Students with other related qualifications at graduate level are welcome to apply: these will be judged on an individual basis and may be required to attend for interview.

Months of entry


Course content

Nuclear power offers significant advantages as a stable, effective and carbon neutral energy source. Nuclear power capacity is currently expanding with about 50 nuclear power plants under construction globally with more being planned. Plant upgrades are also increasing further capacity for energy generation and plant lifetime extension programmes are additionally maintaining current capacity. There is therefore a need to expand the nuclear workforce in order to deliver these programmes and to work on other challenges such as newer efficient reactor designs such as ‘portable’ small modular reactors or the ultimate goal of nuclear fusion or safer alternatives to the standard uranium fuel cycle such as (for example thorium). Modern day challenges such as cybersecurity together with safe and effective radioactive waste disposal also create a demand for a competent workforce able to deliver on these challenges.

We offer a comprehensive scientific and technical course aimed at graduate employment across the nuclear fuel cycle. Commencing with nuclear ‘basics’ students are then able to specialise in areas from cybersecurity, reactor technologies to fuel or waste management.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

PG Admissions Coordinator
+44 (0)1772 892400