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Special features

nuclear-1Nuclear Energy has a strong practical element allied to its engineering and scientific foundations. The course provides for this practical element by:

  • Supplementing the teaching from University staff by leading practitioners each with experience of industry and national laboratories including: Rolls-Royce, TWI, UKAEA, Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, AWE & Atkins;
  • Distinguished lectures and seminars from external speakers from industry and Government;
  • Experiments on a research reactor;
  • Long project involving either an industrial partner or national laboratory with a (optional) period working with their teams.

The style and form of the taught modules is participative and students work closely with their lecturers. In addition, the course has the features:

  • Ability to tailor the programme to student needs and career interests by selecting elective courses within a range relevant to nuclear energy;
  • A choice of a PhD stream for suitable research candidates;
  • Regular seminar discussion on nuclear energy exploring themes that provide the opportunity for all to share their views on important topics. Planned topics include: technology challenges of climate change, nuclear licensing in 21st century, financing of British Energy investment and privatisation, delivering on the decommissioning challenge, operating excellence around the world;
  • Collaboration with other master courses including participating in teaching and seminars (through electives);
  • Distinguished lectures by speakers of international standing;
  • Visit to operating power station and use of simulator;
  • Opportunity to work with industry partner or national laboratory on their project;

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Ani Mohan (Alumni) receives award

Jan 25, 2017

Award for Aniruddh Mohan of Humboldt Foundation's International Climate Protection Fellowship

Nuclear Energy MPhil Dissertation Conference

Jul 25, 2016

This year's Dissertation Conference for Nuclear MPhil students will be held in Lecture Theatre 1, CUED, on Tuesday 26th July from 9.45am. For more information, email

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4th Year Project Deadlines

 May 2017
Each student submits two copies of Final report plus an extra copy of their technical abstract, plus their log book or electronic equivalent to Group Centres by 4pm.


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