Fusion Energy at University of York - UCAS

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Course summary

This course provides a firm foundation to fusion physics and give introductions to some of the more advanced topics. It is an ideal course to prepare students for a PhD in fusion energy; it will also equip students who decide not to pursue fusion further with a range of important generic skills applicable in many sectors of employment. Fusion offers the prospect of an effectively limitless supply of energy which is relatively clean and produces no greenhouse gases. Fusion research is focused around 2 main concepts: Magnetic confinement fusion (MCF) and inertial confinement fusion (ICF). Both will be covered in this MSc course. The field is entering an exciting new era with the construction of the ITER tokamak in the south of France. There are also large ICF projects on the horizon, such as NIF and HiPER. Courses taken as part of the fusion energy MSc includes lectures, laboratory classes and a major research project which will be carried out over the summer months and assessed by dissertation.



Assessment method

Assessment methods include dissertation.

How to apply

International applicants


This course has a subject classification which requires students whose nationality is outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland to have an ATAS certificate, irrespective of country of residence at the point of application.

Further information can be found on the UK Government's website: www.gov.uk/academic-technology-approval-scheme

Entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £11770 Year 1
EU £27200 Year 1
England £11770 Year 1
Northern Ireland £11770 Year 1
Scotland £11770 Year 1
Wales £11770 Year 1
Channel Islands £11770 Year 1
International £27200 Year 1

Additional fee information

For additional information please see our web pages at: https://www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/fees/

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.

Fusion Energy at University of York - UCAS