University of Birmingham

Master in Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste Management - Máster en Desmantelamiento Nuclear y Gestión de Residuos

University of Birmingham
  • Imparte:
  • Modalidad:
    Presencial en Birmingham
  • Precio:
    £6,840 (Home/EU students)
    £18,900 (International Students)
  • Comienzo:
    Septiembre 2017
  • Lugar:
    Birmingham B15 2TT
    Reino Unido
  • Duración:
    1 Año
  • Idioma:
    El Curso se imparte en Inglés
  • Titulación:
    Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste Management MSc/PG Diploma


This masters degree course is for students with science-based backgrounds, such as undergraduate degrees in Geosciences, Chemistry, Physics and Engineering, who are interested in a career in the Nuclear industry.

The course covers a wide range of the skills required to work in the nuclear industry and is co-taught with the academic staff from the Schools of Physics and Chemistry.


2.1 Honours Degree normally required in a related discipline. Lower entry requirements may be acceptable if you demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills.

Candidates with significant relevant industrial experience will be considered.

International students:

Academic requirements
We accept a range of qualifications

English language requirements

You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:

by holding an English language qualification to the right level
by taking and successfully completing one of our English courses for international students


1. Nuclear Radiation and Dosimetry (10 credits) - Semester 1

Nuclear Radiation and Decay
Radiation Detection
Radiation Dosimetry
Radiation Protection
2. Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Radiation Shielding (10 credits) - Semester 1

Reactor Systems
Nuclear Fuel Cycle
Radiation Shielding
Introduction to radiochemistry
3. Processing, storage and disposal of nuclear wastes (20 credits) - Semester 1

Waste forms and classification
Waste Processing and Treatment
Waste Management and Storage
Geological Storage
4. Site Decommissioning and Environmental Management (20 credits)-Semester 2

Environmental Impact of Nuclear Power
Site Monitoring and Assessment
Environmental Remediation
Environmental Modelling
5. Policy, Regulation and Management (20 credits) - Semester 2

Policy, Public Perception and Accountability
Nuclear Regulation for Waste Management
Programme Management and Contracts
Project Appraisal and Financing
6. Practical & Applied studies A ( 20 credits) - Semester 1

Radiation Detection and Measurement Lab
Materials & Analysis Lab
Computing & Numerical Analysis
7. Practical & Applied studies B ( 20 credits) - Semester 2

Materials & Analysis Lab
Computing & Numerical Analysis
Case Study Exercise
8. Project Work and Thesis (60 credits)

Salidas profesionales

There is currently a significant shortage of skilled graduates in the field of nuclear decommissioning and waste management, both within the UK and globally. This degree course is a response to the skills shortage, and seeks to train high quality graduates for the Nuclear Industry. The sector will grow, and the demand for high quality graduates increase with the decommissioning of the current fleet of reactors.

The research skills acquired will also provide a strong foundation for those wishing to undertake further postgraduate study towards the award of a PhD.

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