Research course

Next Generation Nuclear (NGN)

University of Leeds · Faculty of Engineering
Integrated PhD

Entry requirements

You are required to have attained a 1st class or upper 2nd class undergraduate degree. To be eligible for a studentship, you must either be a U.K. citizen or a European Union national who has been resident in the U.K. for at least 3 years prior to starting the course. The NGN Centre welcomes applications from international students however this particular programme is funded by the Research Council which means we have limited funding opportunities for overseas students.

Months of entry


Course content

As part of the first cohort, EPSRC has awarded 14-18 fully funded four-year PhD studentships across the partner universities of the Next Generation Nuclear centre.

4 funded places are available at the University of Leeds for 2014 entry.

The centre’s mission is to develop the next generation of research leaders to support the UK's present and future strategic nuclear programmes - cleaning up the nuclear legacy, building new nuclear power stations, and defence and security.

This exciting opportunity will involve close collaboration with key industrial stakeholders, including secondments into industrial nuclear research centres.


Solids Aggregation in Nuclear Waste Sludge
Lead Supervisor: Dr David Harbottle (

Particle Transport, Deposition and Agglomeration for Nuclear Reactor and Nuclear Waste Flow Applications
Lead Supervisor: Professor Michael Fairweather (

Process optimisation of mediated electrochemical oxidation for the destruction of waste organics
Lead Supervisor: Professor Bruce Hanson (

Scaling sludge erosion and re-suspension with impinging vertical liquid jets
Lead Supervisor: Professor Jeff Peakall (

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration

Integrated PhD

full time
48 months

Course contact details

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