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Entry requirements

A 2:2 or equivalent in Physics or a related discipline.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Research into fusion is entering an exciting new era with several large facilities aiming to achieve the crucial milestone of net energy gain.

To create sustained fusion reactions, fusion fuel must be heated to 100 million degrees. The fuel is rapidly converted to plasma, which is extremely difficult to confine and control. New international facilities using high-energy lasers and superconducting magnets are crucial steps on the way to reliable fusion energy but there are still many challenges to overcome.

This MSc will prepare you to address these challenges. You will be introduced to the skills in computational and experimental plasma physics, and conduct cutting-edge research under the guidance of physicists at the York Plasma Institute.

You'll have unrivalled opportunities to interact with world-class international fusion scientists, making the MSc in Fusion Energy an excellent way to explore your interest in fusion and prepare for a career in this field.

Women in science

The Department of Physics is the proud holder of an Athena SWAN Silver Award and an IOP Juno Champion award, recognising of our commitment to gender equality.

Information for international students

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

IELTS 6.0, minimum 5.5 in each component.

For more information see our postgraduate English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
£10,800 F/T
International students
£24,500 F/T

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

Name
Admissions Team
Email
phys-mscfe-admissions@york.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1904 324907