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Nuclear Safety, Security and Safeguards PGDip

Nuclear Safety, Security and Safeguards PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Nuclear Power Engineering Health & Safety: Specific Industries / Occupations

Course type


Course Summary

The Postgraduate Certificate in Nuclear Safety, Security and Safeguards is a unique course offering employees already working within the nuclear sector and assisting employer led provisions, a flexible course to fit in around their work patterns. UCLan also encourages people from the general engineering sector to undertake this postgraduate course.

This course develops an awareness of the planning and regulations related to nuclear safety and security projects. You will gain an understanding of theories and practical skills necessary to be responsible for the design, analysis and evaluation of Nuclear Safety and Security systems.

Learning Environment and Assessment

A variety of assessments including laboratory and field visit reports, project reports and presentations to test the ability and knowledge in specific nuclear safety and security projects. The programme offers modular delivery and will include lectures, seminars and visits to nuclear sites. Six modules will be delivered by blended methodology to achieve award with two optional modules in both safety-related and security-related elements. Upon completion the student will receive 120 credits.

Different course options

Full time | Preston Campus | 1 year | 12-APR-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



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Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Student need honours degree in relevant scientific, engineering and technology subjects related to nuclear industry 2.2 or above. Students with qualifications such as HND with relevant industrial/engineering experience are welcome.

University information

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a leading modern university based in the centre of Preston. Offering innovation, world-leading research and real-world practicality to inspire their students, the University provides a high-quality experience. The University offers over 200 postgraduate courses – both taught and research – in a range of subjects. What's more, UCLan is ranked in the top 3.7% of universities in the world, while 16...more

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