University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

Nuclear Safety, Security and Safeguards

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

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

Modules include: Nuclear fuel cycle technology; the regulation and management of nuclear safety; the delivery of nuclear safety; the regulation and management of nuclear security and safeguards; the delivery of nuclear security and safeguards; research methodology; leadership strategies and skills in nuclear related environment; MSc project (nuclear related).

Assessment methods

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 1 week.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,450 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 5,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 525 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

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01772 892400