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.
- PhD student
- Software developer
- Transport Modeller
- Civil service
- Associate Lecturer (further education)
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- Plasma Physics for Fusion
- Fusion - Inertial Confinement
- Fusion - Magnetic Confinement
- Plasma Diagnostic Techniques
- Fusion Technology
- Frontiers of Fusion Workshop
- Fusion Laboratory
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
DisciplinesEnergy & Power Engineering Sustainable Energy View 157 other Masters in Sustainable Energy in United Kingdom
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- 2:2 or equivalent in Physics or a related discipline
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International23300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23300 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9730 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased 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
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.