There are eight educational organisations in the UK that work together as the Nuclear Technology Education Consortium (NTEC), to support the UK nuclear energy programme. Established after consultation with the nuclear industry, NTEC provides a wide choice of Master’s level modules for students with a science or engineering background, or relevant work experience, that are looking to enter the nuclear industry. The modules are delivered in a short-course format of one-week duration that are suitable for full-time or part-time study with the most popular modules also available in a five-month long eLearning format, enabling students to study anywhere in the world. Eight of the eighteen available modules plus a project and dissertation are required to graduate with a Master’s degree. As well as the full Master’s option, students can also study for a Postgraduate Diploma (eight modules) or Certificate (four modules) or take individual modules for continual professional development. Students can register at the Universities of Liverpool, Manchester or Sheffield with funding opportunities available to full time UK students.
The modules cover a broad range of topics including nuclear policy and regulation, decommissioning, environmental remediation, radiological protection and reactor physics and are therefore suitable for students with a wide range of backgrounds and career aspirations. With the consortium approach, students have access to a very wide range of academic and industry experts that provide challenging vocational modules but also support the students through their studies, in preparation for a career in the nuclear industry. Students are helped with the transition from university to industry by completing an industry-based project as the final part of their degree.
For more information please see our website: www.ntec.ac.uk