International Opportunities

The Nuclear Science and Engineering programme offers students numerous opportunities to collaborate internationally with partner institutions.


École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers (ENSAM)


The South West Nuclear Hub and the ENSAM have a strategic partnership agreement, building on an Erasmus + agreement signed in June 2017.

ENSAM is a very prestigious 'Grand Ecole' in France that specialises in Engineering and Technology, but also in the field of nuclear. It has established links with the EDF group, the Institut National des Sciences et Techniques Nucléaires (INSTN) and the Commission a l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies renouvelables (CEA).

Students are able to undertake a project exchange with ENSAM, meaning the Individual Project can be completed on an international topic with a supervisor from France.

Grenoble Institut Polytechnique (INP)

The Hub and Grenoble INP have a formal agreement for collaboration on nuclear research and education which was signed in January 2017. Like ENSAM, INP is a prestigious Engineering University in France

Since summer 2017, students from the INP have come to Bristol to undertake blue sky and industrially led projects. In return Nuclear Science and Engineering MSc students are able to virtually attend some of the taught elements of the INP courses. There is also the possibility for physical exchanges, administered under the Erasmus programme.

Materials Ageing Institute (MAI)

The South West Nuclear Hub and the EDF Materials Ageing Institute in Paris have signed a three-year training agreement.

Every year, two or more students will be offered the opportunity to go to the MAI for a week to receive high-end nuclear training. This will be delivered by both academics and industrial stakeholders such as EDF or the French Regulatory Authority.

Courses will be taught in English, and students will attend the course alongside MSc students from the Grenoble’s Institut Nationale de Physique. Travel and accommodation will be taken care of. This opportunity is available to highly motivated students who demonstrate they can represent the Hub well.

Read about the first sets of students who undertook the exchange in 2018 and in 2019.

Hitachi-GE internship

Each year Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd. (Hitachi-GE) have offered five students from the UK the opportunity to undertake a three month internship, working alongside teams in Hitachi city, Japan. Thanks to the links between the South West Nuclear Hub and Hitachi-GE, University of Bristol MSc students have been successful in applying for this opportunity.

Read about two students who undertook the internship in 2017 and 2018.

FuseNet - The European Fusion Education Network

The FuseNet programme offers internships and support packages for MSc students in fusion. The internship can take place at a fusion research centre or university involved  in fusion research. This place is not limited to Europe.

Read more and apply

How To Get Involved

You will be given further information once you start the programme during Welcome Week and by email from the MSc Administrator.

For any queries email