Postgraduate courses

If you have completed an undergraduate degree and are looking for a change in direction, or to further qualify in a particular industry, we have a range of courses that can equip you for that next step. You may want to consider our taught degrees, or to combine it with research. If you aren’t sure what the best step is but have an industry in mind, please contact one of our theme champions who will be happy to discuss your options and help you choose the direction that is right for you.

Physics and Technology of Nuclear Reactors MSc  

Running for over 50 years and greatly respected by all corners of the Nuclear industry, this course demonstrates through close contact with the industry how nuclear power meets the energy and environmental challenges of the 21st century. Studentships are often sponsored by the nuclear generation industry in the UK and these provide excellent and effective entry routes into careers in this stimulating field for physicists, mathematicians, metallurgists or engineers. Career opportunities are excellent, greatly aided by the fact that the project phase is usually undertaken within industry; two thirds of graduates in recent years have had job offers in the industry before completing their studies.

Physics and Technology of Nuclear Reactors Masters\MSc

Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste Management MSc

This MSc has been developed in response to the UK’s growing industry in nuclear waste management. The course is tought from academics from the Schools of Physics and Chemistry. the course covers a wide range of skills that are required in the Nuclear decommissioning and waste management industry.

Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste Management MSc/PG Diploma

Global Energy Technologies and Systems MSc

Energy systems around the world are in transition, with policy drivers including:

  • environment  - climate change or air quality,
  • increasing demand, and access to reliable supplies,
  • greater urbanisation, putting pressure on infrastructure.

To meet these aims, new technologies are being developed, but the systems themselves are also changing. People are needed not just to develop or deploy single technologies, but to understand the context in which they will operate. This interdisciplinary programme is designed to cater to that need in a global context.

Global Energy Technologies and Systems MSc/Diploma

Electrical Power Systems MSc

Electrical power systems are vital for the support of sustainable energy resources, enabling renewable energy generation. Skilled engineers are needed to design, operate and control the future electrical smart grid. This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to meet the need and contribute to shaping the future electrical power network. The course runs with a very strong connection with industry.

Advanced Mechanical Engineering MSc

The course opens before graduates a new career prospectives in a broad field of mechanical engineering-related industries. The course included energy related modules, such as Biofuels, Combustion, and Manufacturing processes.

Advanced Mechanical Engineering Masters/MSc

Applied and Petroleum Micropalaeontology MSc

The course is designed to prepare students for work in the hydrocarbon industry and related service sector. The study of micropalaeontology is essential for oil and gas exploration.

Applied and Petroleum Micropalaeontology MSc