Our nuclear teaching laboratories educate scores of students every year

The world has been using Nuclear Power for more than half a century. Today we tackle the twin challenges of dealing with the nuclear legacy safely and building a new generation on reactors for the 21st Century.

The Birmingham Centre for Nuclear Education and Research builds on seventy years of Birmingham nuclear research to harness a multidisciplinary team from across the University to tackle issues from reactor physics and materials to safety and the environmental and economic implications of using nuclear power. We have close links with industry across the globe and our centre has recently received a multi-million pound investment and expanded its academic staff. Our MSc in the Physics and Technology of Nuclear Reactors has been educating the sector since 1956 and is the longest running course of its kind in Britain. From September 2011 we will offer our first undergraduate degree in Nuclear Engineering and a postgraduate degree in Nuclear Waste Decommissioning from 2012.


Professor Martin Freer


Study with us

- Our undergraduate degrees in Nuclear Engineering MEng and Nuclear Science and Materials BSc open in September 2011.

- Our Physics and Technology of Nuclear Reactors MSc has been running for more than 50 years and has a very high employment rate. Scholarships are available. Further courses in Nuclear Waste and Decommissioning will be available from 2012, please contact Professor Martin Freer for details.

. PhD applications are always welcomed. Please see our Find a PhD service.