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EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Nuclear Fission- Next Generation Nuclear

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Nuclear Engineering

The mission of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Nuclear Fission- Next Generation Nuclear, is to develop future research leaders to support the UK’s strategic nuclear programmes including nuclear legacy clean-up, new build power stations and, defence and security.

This centre has been set up in partnership with four other universities including Manchester, Lancaster, Liverpool and Sheffield and we work with all the UK’s major industrial and regulatory bodies including Amec, Areva, AWE, EDF, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, the National Nuclear Laboratory, Rolls-Royce, and Sellafield Ltd.

The first intake of students for this new programme will begin in September 2014 and will include between 14 and 18 fully funded PhD studentships across universities involved in the Nuclear First partnership.

4 fully funded places are available at the University of Leeds for 2014 entry.

Application Deadline: 31 August 2014

You are required to have attained a 1st class or upper 2nd class undergraduate degree.

To be eligible for a studentship, you must either be a U.K. citizen or a European Union national who has been resident in the U.K. for at least 3 years prior to starting the course.

The NGN Centre welcomes applications from international students however this particular programme is funded by the Research Council which means we have limited funding opportunities for overseas students.

Indication of interest and initial enquiries should be made by sending a CV, a covering letter and university transcripts to Abby Ward (

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Bruce Hanson

Application Deadline: 31 August 2014