Applications for Degree Courses

Entry requirements

Applicants straight from university will be required to have at least a 2:2 degree in a relevant discipline. For applicants with some years’ industrial experience, a lesser qualification may be acceptable. However each application will be considered individually, the main criterion being the judgment of the registering institution that the potential student has a good chance of completing the programme successfully. Entry requirements for the MSc, PG Diploma and PG Certificate are the same. Applicants whose first language is not English must have achieved one of the following levels of proficiency:

IELTS - 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in any sub-test

TOEFL scores of at least 100 overall with no less than 25 in reading, listening, speaking and writing.

Entry requirements for the MSc, PG Diploma and PG Certificate are the same.

Part time UK students only - we will accept a lower qualification of HNC as long as you have at least 7 years work experience within the Nuclear Industry.

For those wishing to determine the levels of mathematics and physics required for this programme, visit the Refresher Course page.

We encourage applications from Aerospace, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Environmental Sciences, Materials, Mechanical Engineering and Physics.

Eligibility Requirements

For the eligibility requirements for funding opportunities, please visit the University of Manchester funding web page.

Application process

Not all members of the Nuclear Technology Education Consortium will register students for the purposes of awarding qualifications. Prospective students may seek to register at one of the following Consortium members:

The University of Liverpool

The University of Manchester

The University of Sheffield

Click on the name of the relevant university to apply. Please note you can only apply to one university, in the event your application is successful, you will be subject to the policies, procedures and regulations of the university that you register with. For more information about this please contact the admin team at the university you are applying to.

Part-Time Students

When applying for the Distance Learning Programme, please select "Part-Time Option" online then type "Distance Learning" in the box provided.

The closing date for applications for Part Time Study is 31st August.

Bursary programme

Details of bursaries offered by the National Skills Academy: Nuclear are available at

IAEA Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme – scholarship opportunities for female students for Master’s programmes in nuclear science and technology, nuclear safety and security, or non-proliferation studies at accredited universities. For more information, visit the IAEA website.

Grundy Educational Trust: FSE deadline is Monday 29th March 2021, 5 pm. For all queries and applications, please email Up to £4,500 per annum is available in funding. Further details including eligibility and application processes can be found here.

Institute of Physics Juno

The aim of Juno is to recognise and reward departments that can demonstrate they have taken action to address the under-representation of women in university physics and to encourage better practice for both women and men. There are three levels of Juno awards:

  • Supporter
    The department starts its Juno journey by endorsing the five principles and making a commitment to work towards Practitioner and then Champion.
  • Practitioner
    The department demonstrates that its Juno journey is well underway. Qualitative and quantitative evidence is gathered and its initial action plan demonstrates how the department aims to achieve Champion status.
  • Champion
    The department demonstrates that the five principles are embedded throughout the department. Further evidence is gathered and its action plan demonstrates how the department will continue to further good practice. You can read more about this at
  • Athena SWAN Charter

    The Athena SWAN Charter recognises commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in academia. The Charter was launched in June 2005. Any higher education institution which is committed to the advancement and promotion of the careers of women in STEMM in higher education and research can apply for membership.

    The beliefs underpinning the Charter are:

    The advancement of science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine is fundamental to quality of life across the globe It is vitally important that women are adequately represented in what has traditionally been, and is still, a male-dominated area Science cannot reach its full potential unless it can benefit from the talents of the whole population, and until women and men can benefit equally from the opportunities it affords.

    You can read more about this at:

    University of Liverpool

    In the Department of Physics we take the promotion of diversity and the assurance of equality very seriously. They are committed to providing an inclusive environment that creates equal opportunities for all, and in which everyone is treated fairly.

    The Department of Physics is under the umbrella of the School of Physical Sciences, which was proud to be awarded the Bronze Athena Swan award in 2014 in recognition of our efforts on the promotion gender equality. The School is now working towards achieving the Silver award, which will demonstrate our continuing commitment to taking positive actions tackling challenges, and our ability to demonstrate the impact of actions we are implementing.

    The Department of Physics is also a Supporter of the IoP Project Juno, working towards Practitioner and ultimately Champion status. As such, they fully endorse and are working towards incorporating into their policies and frameworks the five Juno principles.

    Browse Award

    University of Manchester

    The School of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Manchester values the diversity of all its students and staff. They are committed toequal opportunities for all and have a dedicated School Equality & Diversity committee to drive the E&D programme forwards. They currently hold an Institute of Physics Juno Champion award for gender equality and an Athena SWAN Silver award evidencing the commitment to the recruitment, progression and retention of women in the School.

    Athena SWAN Charter Silver Award

    University of Sheffield

    The Department of Materials Science and Engineering prides itself on being a friendly and welcoming department where all members can maximise their potential, irrespective of background. They are pleased to announce our achievement of a Bronze Athena SWAN Award from May 2014.

    Silver Award