Masters | Postgraduate Course - Nuclear Security and Safeguards PG Cert Course Details within University of Central Lancashire

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Nuclear Security and Safeguards PG Cert

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PGCert Full-time: One year, Part-time: Two years

Studying this postgraduate course, will enable students to evaluate the complex environmental, social and economic impacts of Nuclear Security projects, and to critically assess and respond to policy and regulation frameworks. You will develop a knowledge and awareness of the planning and regulations related to Nuclear Security projects. The nuclear industry will continue to provide a significant proportion of the UK's energy needs over the next ten years and this percentage will increase as new nuclear power stations come on stream at the end of this decade and beyond. As a result, the Postgraduate Certificate in Nuclear Security and Safeguards has been uniquely designed and is delivered from a UCLan campus, offering employees already working within the sector and assisting employer led provisions, a flexible programme to fit in around their work patterns. Access to those people from the general engineering sector is also being encouraged. 

Module details

The course will be taught at the UCLan Preston City Campus. It may incorporate visits to nuclear installations. 


  • Nuclear Energy and the Nuclear Fuel Cycle (SC4101) 20 credits 
  • Nuclear Law, and Nuclear Security and Safeguards Regulation (SC4104) 20 credits 
  • The Delivery of Nuclear Security and Safeguards (SC4105) 20 credits 

Entry Requirements

Honours degree in relevant scientific, engineering and technology subjects related to nuclear industry 2.2 or above. Overseas equivalent qualifications and English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent if English in not the first language. Students with qualifications such as HND with relevant industrial/engineering experience are welcome.