Full-time: One year
This postgraduate course will develop an awareness of the planning and regulations related to Nuclear Safety, Security and Safeguards projects. 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. As a result, the MSc Nuclear Safety, Security and Safeguards course has been developed directly in line with recent Government plans for higher education institutions to work closely with niche industries; developing customised programmes and building relationships with employers.
The course is uniquely designed and is delivered from a UCLan campus, offering employees already working within the sector and assisting employer led provisions, a flexible programme to fit in around their work patterns. Access to those people from the general engineering sector is also being encouraged.
For UK/EU students: 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 not at degree level but having relevant industry experience are welcome to apply.
Overseas equivalent qualifications together with an English Language qualification at IELTS 6.5 or above (or equivalent) if English is not your first language, are required.
The course will be taught at the UCLan Preston City Campus. It will include a visit to a nuclear reactor or a nuclear fuel manufacturing plant, subject to obtaining security clearance from the nuclear regulator.
During your studies at the UCLan Preston campus you’ll benefit from our new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC).
Located within one of the most intense engineering and manufacturing areas in the UK, the EIC provides an integrated space for teaching and research with direct links to industry enabling you to work on live, real-world projects with commercial partners in state-of-the-art facilities. Find out more.
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UCLan has developed strong relationships with the nuclear industry and supply chain, including Sellafield Ltd, National Nuclear Laboratory, BAE Systems at Barrow, Westinghouse, Atkins, AMEC and Studsvik.
A variety of assessments including field visit reports, group project presentations, master’s project report and presentation. The programme offers modular delivery allowing the student to complete a full module in one week. The course will include lectures, seminars and may include a visit to a nuclear site. Six modules will be delivered by blended methodology. The final year thesis will be equivalent to three modules. Upon completion the student will receive 180 credits.