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Nuclear Engineering MPhil

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Degree awarded: Master of Philosophy MPhil

Duration: 12 months full time / 24 months part time

Entry requirements: Our minimum academic requirement is a Second Class UK Honours degree in a discipline directly relevant to the MPhil. Equivalent international degree qualifications are also acceptable.  

Contact email: pgr-mace@manchester.ac.uk

Contact telephone: + 44 (0) 161 275 4345

How to apply:

If you would like to apply for one of our research programmes, please submit the following documentation so that we can consider your application:

  1. Online Application Form in which you should include details of your previous study, your research project title and the name of the academic member of staff you would like to supervise your research.  We strongly recommend that you make contact with your proposed supervisor before submitting an application. 
  2. Degree certificates and academic transcripts of previous university study. If your transcripts and certificates are in a language other than English, you must also provide an official translation.
  3. CV summarising your academic record and highlighting experience that demonstrates your capacity to conduct research. Include any prizes/competitions that you have won for your academic work, experience of presenting your work at conferences and list any research you have published.
  4. Research Proposal outlining your research project. You should include the following details:
  • Include your research title
  • Explain the importance of your research in the context of current knowledge
  • Clearly identify the objectives of the research
  • Explain the methodology to be employed
  • Demonstrate that you have the appropriate abilities to conduct the research
  • Literature review (an indication of the kind of books you will need to read and review as part of the research)

Once we have received this documentation, your application will be reviewed.

Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MPhil Y Y N N

Programme description

Our postgraduate research programmes in Nuclear Engineering offer the opportunity to study in a multi-disciplinary team alongside leading academics in the field. Drawing on our expertise in fuel and reactor technology, nuclear graphite, welding technology and nuclear decommissioning we drive innovative solutions focusing on the pressing need to deliver low carbon, secure and affordable energy.

Your research will be supported by state-of-the-art computational and experimental facilities. We have strong links with industry and excellent employability.

Open days

Our next Postgraduate Research Open Day will take place on Wednesday 24 October 2018. For further information and registration , please see the university website. In the meantime we would encourage you to take an online tour of our facilities and hear from some of our current students and staff on our  Virtual Open Day .

If you have any other questions about the School or about our research programmes please do not hesitate to contact us at:  pgr-mace@manchester.ac.uk


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MPhil (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): TBA
    International students (per annum): Standard £23,000, Band 1 £24,000, Band 2 £27,000
  • MPhil (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): TBA

Please note for the majority of projects where experimentation requires further resource: higher fee bands (where quoted) will be charged rather than the base rate for supervision, administration and computational costs. The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive and, therefore, you will not be required to pay any additional bench fees or administration costs.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of the course for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees or contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your project.

Scholarships/sponsorships: Funding opportunities

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