The Birmingham Centre for Nuclear Education and Research has strong active international links with industry, which directly steers the development of our teaching programmes. This collaborative environment enables us to align our research and teaching with real issues. The student experience is significantly enhanced from this exposure, resulting in high levels of recruitment opportunities for our graduates.


The University of Birmingham has run the MSc programme in Physics and Technology of nuclear reactors for more than 50 years. Up to 40 students graduate from this course per year; 90% of them go on to work in the nuclear sector or complete PhD’s in related topics.

Seeking to develop future engineers that are equipped to meet the demands of future energy challenges, we have developed a leading portfolio of courses, which include: