Welcome to the Doctoral Training Centre for Nuclear Fission Research, Science & Technology (Nuclear FiRST)
Nuclear FiRST was established in January 2009, with a £7.1M investment from EPSRC, to provide a national training centre for doctoral scientists and engineers in nuclear fission science and technology. We are adopting a radically different approach to PhD study.
Nuclear FiRST aims to underpin UK Energy and Defence strategy by addressing a growing doctoral skills gap in nuclear fission science and engineering. We offer an exciting and interdisciplinary approach to postgraduate research training, combining a Masters level foundation year with a three year Doctoral level thesis project. This is supplemented by training in professional skills and project placements in industry or research institutes in the UK and overseas.
Nuclear FiRST is a collaboration between The University of Manchester and The University of Sheffield, involving four internationally leading research groups in nuclear science and engineering:
These groups are based in the Schools of Chemistry and Materials at the University of Manchester and The Departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Civil Engineering at The University of Sheffield.
DTC Open Day
There is an open day scheduled for Wednesday 28th November. It will be held at the University of Manchester and registration will be required. More information to follow.
The DTC is currently recruiting ten+ fully funded four year scholarships, for September 2013 entry. For further details, please email us here.