12 months
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23300 GBP/year
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About

This Fusion Energy programme from University of York will prepare you to address these challenges. You will be introduced to the skills in computational and experimental plasma physics, and conduct cutting-edge research under the guidance of physicists at the York Plasma Institute.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

Research into fusion is entering an exciting new era with several large facilities aiming to achieve the crucial milestone of net energy gain.

To create sustained fusion reactions, fusion fuel must be heated to 100 million degrees. The fuel is rapidly converted to plasma, which is extremely difficult to confine and control. New international facilities using high-energy lasers and superconducting magnets are crucial steps on the way to reliable fusion energy but there are still many challenges to overcome.

You'll have unrivalled opportunities to interact with world-class international fusion scientists, making the Fusion Energy programme from University of York an excellent way to explore your interest in fusion and prepare for a career in this field.

Careers and skills

We provide bespoke careers sessions throughout the year to help you maximise your full potential in whatever career you choose.

Many of our students are offered PhD positions following the MSc, in both fusion energy and other subject areas. They go on to doctoral studies at York, Oxford, Imperial, Strathclyde, Durham and Liverpool, among others. Other students go straight into industry, some as far afield as Japan.

Career opportunities

  • PhD student
  • Software developer
  • Engineer
  • Transport Modeller
  • Civil service
  • Associate Lecturer (further education)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Plasma Physics for Fusion 
  • Fusion - Inertial Confinement 
  • Fusion - Magnetic Confinement 
  • Plasma Diagnostic Techniques 
  • Fusion Technology 
  • Frontiers of Fusion Workshop
  • Fusion Laboratory

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:2 or equivalent in Physics or a related discipline

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23300 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9730 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9730 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time (2 years)

  • UK: £4,865
  • International/EU: £11,650

Living costs for York

646 - 1124 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Fusion Energy
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University of York

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