Course Overview

The course has been designed to provide a combination of extensive practical work supported by academic studies with a unique experience in the National College for Nuclear. The aim of the programme is to provide work ready scientists with the relevant skills, knowledge and behaviours to work within a highly technical environment. Topic areas include: professional development, radioactive waste storage and environmental impact, radiological measurement and laboratory, project management in nuclear, robot systems, configuration and programming.

Entry requirement

A HND or a Foundation Degree Nuclear Science qualification OR A HND or Foundation Degree in Science (non-nuclear) with a Level 5 National College for Nuclear Access to Nuclear Engineering and Science.


This course has been designed to provide a sector jumping opportunity. It provides an in depth study of nuclear science and technology and prepares students to enter or develop into scientist level within the nuclear industry.

The programme also enables the student to select a specific pathway relevant to their employment aspirations and/or local employment.


1 year full time or 2 years part time (block release delivery).