• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

The MSc Nuclear Safety, Security and Safeguards course from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) 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.

Learning Environment And Assessment

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 one week. The course will include lectures, seminars and may include a visit to a nuclear site. Six modules will be delivered by blended methodology. The final year thesis will be equivalent to three modules. Upon completion the student will receive 180 credits.

Industry Links

UCLan has developed strong relationships with the nuclear industry and supply chain, including Sellafield Ltd, National Nuclear Laboratory, BAE Systems at Barrow, Westinghouse, Atkins, AMEC and Studsvik.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Nuclear Energy and the Nuclear Fuel Cycle 
  • Nuclear Law, and Nuclear Safety Regulation 
  • The Delivery of Nuclear Safety 
  • Nuclear Law, and Nuclear Security and Safeguards Regulation
  • The Delivery of Nuclear Security and Safeguards 
  • Nuclear-Related Postgraduate Dissertation 
  • Research Methodology and Project Managment 
  • Leadership Strategies and Skills in Nuclear Related Environment 

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    91

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • For UK/EU students: An honours degree at 2:2 or above in a relevant scientific, engineering or technology subject related to a role in the nuclear industry is required. 
  • Students with other related qualifications not at degree level but having relevant industry experience are welcome to apply.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Preston

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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