The MPhil in Nuclear Energy at the University of Cambridge is a one year full-time nuclear technology and business masters for engineers, mathematicians and scientists who wish to make a difference to the problems of climate change and energy security by developing nuclear power generation.
The combination of nuclear technology with nuclear policy and business makes the course highly relevant to the challenges of 21st century energy needs, whether in the UK or in countries across the globe.
The MPhil is part of the University of Cambridge's Strategic Energy Initiative in response to the prospect of a nuclear renaissance in the UK and around the world. The aim is to provide a masters-level degree course in Nuclear Energy which will combined nuclear science and technology topics with business, management and policy teaching. Students will be equipped with the skills and information essential to responsible leadership of the international global nuclear industry.
The course will equip its graduates with a wide range of skills and knowledge, enabling them to fully engage in the nuclear sector.
Graduates will have developed a knowledge and understanding of nuclear technology, policy, safety and allied business. They will have received a thorough technical grounding in nuclear power generation, beginning with fundamental concepts and extending to a range of specialist topics. They will also be equipped with an appreciation of the wider social, political and environmental contexts of electricity generation in the 21st century, with a firm grounding in considering issues such as climate change, energy policy and public acceptability.
- The MPhil in Nuclear Energy is based in the Department of Engineering and is run in partnership with Cambridge Judge Business School and the Departments of Materials Science and Metallurgy, and Earth Sciences.
- 11 months
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DisciplinesPhysics Chemistry View 216 other Masters in Chemistry in United Kingdom
- Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK II.i Honours Degree.
- This course has been designed for top engineers and scientists with some experience post degree, not necessarily in the nuclear industry, or new graduates who want to equip themselves with the knowledge and the skills to build a career in nuclear energy. Applicants should have well-developed technical skills and a good degree in Engineering or a related science subject (such as Physics, Chemistry or Materials Science).
International31734 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 31734 GBP per year during 11 months.
National13002 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13002 GBP per year during 11 months.
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