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MSc Fusion Energy Open Afternoon

Push the boundaries of science in the quest for limitless clean energy

Join us to learn more about our exciting MSc Fusion Energy course at our open afternoon. Check back on this page for future dates, or sign up for event alerts to stay in the know.

Fusion — the process that powers the Sun — has the potential to solve the world's energy problem. In fusion and plasma physics, we're working on understanding how to hold plasma — ionised gas — in the extreme temperatures required to achieve fusion without damaging the reactor components.

On this 12-month MSc Fusion Energy course you’ll gain a firm foundation in fusion and plasma physics preparing you for a PhD in fusion energy or for employment in fusion laboratories, and a wide range of other industries.

In addition to the lecture modules, you will be introduced to the skills in computational and experimental plasma physics essential to fusion research (and highly valued in today’s knowledge-based economy).

You’ll complete the course with a major research project based at York Plasma Institute or potentially at an external organisation, such as Culham Centre for Fusion Energy or Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.

If you think you might be interested in the MSc in Fusion Energy course, book a place and join us to find out more.

The agenda will include:

  • Introduction from the Programme Leader (Professor Nigel Woolsey)
  • ‘The Student Experience’ – a presentation from an MSc Fusion Energy alumni
  • Q&A session with the Programme Leader.

World-leading tutors

Learn from internationally-renowned researchers pushing the boundaries of knowledge in fusion energy

Research excellence

Our research environment - the support we give to our researchers - is ranked 5th in the UK according to the Times Higher Education’s ranking of the latest REF results (2021).

Novel research projects with our experts

Conduct novel research under the supervision of our world-class researchers, with potential for collaboration with external organisations

Cutting-edge techniques and facilities

Access to state-of-the-art data analysis techniques and equipment, in purpose built teaching, research and laboratory spaces

I have really enjoyed the MSc - it is a challenging, but very rewarding course. I have found the quality of teaching very high, and I have received a huge amount of support from academic members of staff.

Jon, MSc Fusion Energy

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