EDF sponsors new bursaries for MSc in Nuclear Science and Engineering students at Bristol


EDF Energy and the Southwest Nuclear Hub at the University of Bristol are pleased to announce a unique opportunity for three nuclear MSc students to be sponsored by EDF Energy. The sponsorship will include:


  • A bursary of £1,000 over the duration of the study
  • An EDF Energy mentor
  • A 3 month research project and summer placement at EDF Energy
  • Streamlining directly into an EDF Energy assessment centre


The sponsorship is subject to security clearance and is open to home/EU/international students. Eligible students will be expected to apply during their first week on the nuclear MSc at the University of Bristol in order to be considered for the sponsorship scheme. A selection panel comprised of EDF Energy and University of Bristol representatives will select successful candidates from a shortlist of applicants (details to be announced nearer the time). It is expected that three candidates with backgrounds in Electrical/Electronic, Mechanical and/or Civil Engineering will be selected, although other relevant scientific disciplines will also be considered.


For more information contact the Southwest Nuclear Hub’s MSc mailbox:



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About the South West Nuclear Hub

The South West Nuclear Hub provides a focus for nuclear innovation, research and teaching in the south west of the UK. With a dedicated building, opened in summer 2016 at the University of Bristol, the Hub will introduce a step-change across Higher Education in the region to accelerate and grow nuclear research and teaching activities. The Hub will provide a common location for academia, industry and government to come together to meet the opportunities and challenges facing nuclear energy in the UK.


About EDF Energy

‘EDF Energy is one of the largest energy companies in the UK, supplying around 5 million residential and business accounts with electricity or gas. We produce around one-fifth (20%) of the nation’s electricity and that makes us the largest supplier by volume - something we’re really proud of.’


Information about EDF Energy’s Graduate Schemes is available here: https://www.edfenergy.com/graduates

Author: Dr Tomas Martin

Dr Tomas Martin is a lecturer in nuclear materials and fuel cycle at the University of Bristol. He teaches the fuel cycle module of the MSc in Nuclear Science and Engineering, as well as a module in materials science for the department of Physics. His research focuses on materials characterisation at the atomic and micro scale using techniques such as atom probe tomography, electron microscopy and photoemission spectroscopy. He is also a published science fiction author.

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