University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

Nuclear Safety and Security

UCLan has developed strong relationships with nuclear employers which include Sellafield Ltd, National Nuclear Laboratory, BAE Systems at Barrow and Westinghouse Ltd; as a result, 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.

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree in relevant scientific, engineering and technology subjects related to nuclear industry, or equivalent; relevant professional experience is considered; all applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: Nuclear fuel cycle technology; the regulation and management of nuclear security and safeguards; research methodology; leadership strategies and skills in nuclear related environment; optional modules: The regulation and management of nuclear safety; the delivery of nuclear safety; the delivery of nuclear security and safeguards; decommissioning and retrieval conditioning and storage of radioactive waste.

Assessment methods

There are a variety of assessments including field visit reports and group project presentations to test the ability and knowledge in specific nuclear safety projects - directed to the preparation of and participation in student-led project presentations.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgDip Full-time £ 9,450 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgDip Part-time £ 500 per Module (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Preston Campus Preston PR1 2HE North West

Key information

Course Enquiries
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01772 892400