Consortium Members

The University of Birmingham
Birmingham has more than 50 years of experience of teaching postgraduate courses related to the nuclear industry and applied and medical radiation physics. They have for some years liaised closely with industry and the regulators regarding course syllabus and delivery.

University of Central Lancashire
University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) offers an extensive range of nuclear education across all levels, including nuclear related technologies, decommissioning, leadership in the nuclear industry, programme controls and management, environment, and governance. Working closely with nuclear employers, these courses are delivered at our Preston and Westlakes campuses and nationally via our partner network. The courses are developed and underpinned by research in UCLan's John Tyndall Institute for Nuclear Research, Lancashire Business School and UCLan Centre for Sustainable Development.

Imperial College London
Nuclear Technology and Nuclear Reactor Technology courses have been taught and continuously developed at Imperial over the past two decades. Around 1000 students have attended these courses which involve live reactor training on the UK's sole civilian research reactor. Imperial also offers the only course which teaches reactor technology and fuel production and processing from a chemical engineering viewpoint.

University of Leeds
The Institute of Particle Science and Engineering (IPSE) at the University of Leeds provides a unique opportunity to produce multi-disciplinary teams capable of solving some of the complex problems that can arise in an industry as diverse as nuclear decommissioning or nuclear power generation.

University of Liverpool
University of Liverpool runs over 20 masters training programmes in the Faculties of Science, Engineering and Medicine. A number of the programmes have been supported by EPSRC in the past with the development of computer aided learning being an important feature. The masters training programmes are completely integrated into the University quality assurance and are informed by the excellent research carried out within the University.

The University of Manchester
The university has nuclear research activities in 10 departments covering aspects of materials, radiochemistry, nuclear physics, fusion, nuclear medicine and environmental science. The university has considerable experience in industrially-focussed modular programmes and elearning formats. Manchester has also established the Dalton Nuclear Institute to coordinate and grow its nuclear research capacity.

The University of Sheffield
The Immobilisation Science Laboratory in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering is a multidisciplinary team studying all aspects of waste immobilisation from waste generation through waste treatment and conditioning to repository design and performance assessment. Its postgraduate taught courses examine the fundamental issues of processes and materials for nuclear waste immobilisation such as glasses, glass-composite materials, ceramics and metals.

Nuclear Department, Defence Academy
The primary role of the Defence Academy is to deliver nuclear education and training to all service and civilian personnel appointed to the NNPP and to deliver nuclear accident procedure courses to service and civilian personnel associated with the transportation of nuclear material. The Defence Academy will use its full range of academic expertise, from a staff of almost 100, to provide the consortium with core modules on the nuclear fuel cycle and criticality safety management, and an elective module on reactor thermal hydraulics.