University of York

University of York

Fusion Energy

This course provides a firm foundation to fusion physics and give introductions to some of the more advanced topics. It is an ideal course to prepare students for a PhD in fusion energy; it will also equip students who decide not to pursue fusion further with a range of important generic skills applicable in many sectors of employment. Fusion offers the prospect of an effectively limitless supply of energy which is relatively clean and produces no greenhouse gases. Fusion research is focused around 2 main concepts: Magnetic confinement fusion (MCF) and inertial confinement fusion (ICF). Both will be covered in this MSc course. The field is entering an exciting new era with the construction of the ITER tokamak in the south of France. There are also large ICF projects on the horizon, such as NIF and HiPER. Courses taken as part of the fusion energy MSc includes lectures, laboratory classes and a major research project which will be carried out over the summer months and assessed by dissertation.

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,350 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,350 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 20,300 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,350 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,350 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,350 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,380 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,380 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 10,150 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,380 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,380 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,380 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

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Postgraduate Administrator
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