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.

UKVI Full-time Students

From 2023-24 – University of Manchester UKVI full time international students, will have to attend the student hub on campus twice a week to confirm their attendance on campus. You will not have to do this during weeks when you are attending a course unit.

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 Please note that University of Liverpool is not accepting applications for 2023/24 entry.

The University of Manchester For queries regarding your application/offer please email

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.

Funding Opportunities

University of Manchester Masters funding

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

We are pleased to inform you about the IAEA Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme (MSCFP), which was launched in 2020 by the IAEA Director General in an effort to increase the number of women in the nuclear field, supporting an inclusive workforce of men and women who contribute to and drive global scientific and technological innovation. The Programme aims to inspire and encourage young women to pursue a career in nuclear related fields, by providing highly motivated female students with scholarships for Master’s programmes and an opportunity to pursue an internship facilitated by the IAEA.

Scholarships are awarded annually, to 100+ female students, subject to availability of funds. In the selection of students, consideration is given to geographic and field of study diversity, in addition to eligibility requirements and other criteria. The selected students are awarded up to €20,000 for tuition costs and up to €20,000 for living costs for their Master’s programme. Upon completion of their studies, students are also given an opportunity to pursue an internship for up to 12 months at the IAEA, its partner organizations as well as industry. Additionally, students are provided with opportunities to attend and participate in various educational, professional and networking events. Since its launch in 2020, MSCFP has received 1042 applications, selecting 210 students from 93 nationalities studying in 53 countries worldwide.

The programme is envisaged to grow each year to ensure more women have an opportunity to pursue advanced education in nuclear related fields. The next application call is scheduled to open in mid-July 2022 and will close by beginning of October 2022. To read more about the programme and eligibility requirements please visit the link: IAEA Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme | IAEA and Information for applicants | IAEA.

Grundy Educational Trust:  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.

The Nuclear Industry Benevolent Fund is a Registered Charity supporting those working or who have worked in the UK Nuclear Industry and their dependants through the provision of support, signposting and financial assistance. The Fund was established in 1957 as the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) Benevolent Fund. In 1998 the Fund changed it’s name to the UBA Benevolent Fund and in 2013 it became The Nuclear Industry Benevolent Fund

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