University of Cumbria

University of Cumbria

Nuclear Security Management

The course embraces not only the security of sites within the civil and defence industries, but also the security of radioactive sources in use and during transport. We have assembled a great team of lecturers who are enthusiastic about sharing their extensive knowledge to build your nuclear security management skills. Small groups facilitate enhanced learning and close friendships. University lecturers and industry lecturers combine to ensure that the information is up-to-date in this fast developing discipline.

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold an Honours degree in a relevant scientific, engineering and technology subjects related to the nuclear industry, grade 2.2 or above; relevant arts degrees will also be considered on a case-by case basis; all candidates will be judged on an individual basis and will be required to be interviewed, remotely if necessary. Overseas equivalent qualifications are acceptable and English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required if English is not the 1st language. Students with qualifications such as HND with relevant industrial/engineering experience are welcomed. They will be judged on an individual basis and will be required to be interviewed, remotely if necessary. Admission would be granted in accordance with the University's Procedures for accredited prior learning (APL).

Course modules

Year 1 modules: Introduction to nuclear security management and legislation; the need for nuclear security management; security of special nuclear materials; security of radioactive materials. Year 2 modules: Leadership skills for nuclear security management; managing external relationships in nuclear security; strategic management issues for nuclear security; work based learning.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on written reports; presentations; set exercises.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time October 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster Campus Lancaster LA1 3JD North West

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Key information

Course Enquiry Centre
Telephone number: 
0845 606 1144