City, University of London

Course Introduction

This course is for students interested in the structural aspects of nuclear power plants and the broader field of nuclear energy.

In this programme, you will study how to design, evaluate, and analyse structural systems, with a special focus on Nuclear Power Plants. You will learn all the principles used for the design of buildings, bridges, special structures and in particular nuclear containment structures.

The emphasis on nuclear structures is a response to the skill shortage reported by employers working in this sector. The UK has recently committed to a long'term nuclear new'build programme that is forecast to generate more than 40,000 jobs, yet no specialised training is available in this area. The programme will therefore provide you with a degree that distinguishes you in the market.

Course Modules

Core modules:

Introduction to Nuclear Energy;

Advanced Analysis and Stability of Structures;

Dynamics of Structures;

Design of Concrete Structures;

Design of Steel and Composite Structures;

Design of Nuclear Structures and Foundations;

Finite Element Methods;

Research Skills;


Elective modules:

Earthquake Analysis of Structures;

Analysis of Steel and Concrete Structures for Blast and Fire Exposure.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Part Time
MSc £8,250 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £4,500 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £16,500 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £9,000 Home Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Applicants should have a minimum lower second class degree or equivalent overseas qualification in Civil, Mechanical or Nuclear Engineering.
  • Other suitable qualifications:
  • If you do not qualify for direct entry, our partner INTO City, University of London offers academic preparation programmes which focus on the skills you need. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Science and Engineering at INTO City, University of London means guaranteed progression to this degree.