University of Central Lancashire: Nuclear Science and Technology

InstitutionUniversity of Central Lancashire View institution profile
Department School of Engineering
Telephone 01772 892400
Study type Taught


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.

This MSc may be subject to change as a result of ongoing improvement or quality processes. Please note that not all optional modules will be available in any given year.


University of Central Lancashire


Founded in 1828 as the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge, the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) now has a staff and student community approaching 38,000 and 180,000 alumni. The University offers over 200 postgraduate courses – both taught and research – in a range of subjects. What's more, UCLan is ranked in the top 6% of universities in the world (CWUR 2019/20). We also have a community of around 20,000 students from over 120 countries, including 5,000 postgraduate students and 700 research students.

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