Programme outline

The two-year MSc EMINE programme gives you an in-depth knowledge of the nuclear industry, and its role within the wider energy ecosystem. You receive the high-level scientific and technical education required to master the engineering complexities of nuclear power generation, as well as training in business and innovation management.

The programme enables you to integrate the technical aspects of the nuclear industry with key environmental, economic, regulatory and social issues.

Year 1

In the first year, you can choose to attend either KTH: Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm or UPC: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech, where you take core modules in the fundamentals of nuclear engineering, safety and radiation protection, as well as design and management of power plants.

Summer school

At the end of this first year, all students gather for a summer school at the Grenoble École de Management in France, to explore innovation issues within the energy market in general and the nuclear industry in particular.

During the summer school, you can also attend guest lectures given by experts from the nuclear industry and attend field visits to nuclear, research and manufacturing facilities.

“I am glad this summer school was a part of the curriculum, it really makes the difference. Understanding economics and politics are particularly crucial in the nuclear industry and now I clearly consider it to be a mandatory part of EMINE curriculum.”

Atul Ranjan, MSc EMINE student

“I feel that these courses have given me big value, not only from a career perspective. The last week of the summer school was dealing with entrepreneurship: it was extremely interesting to apply all the lessons learnt in the previous weeks and to express yourself through creative tasks.”

Paolo Cattaneo, MSc EMINE student


Year 2

In the second year, you remain in France and attend either the INP: Grenoble Institute of Technology or the Université Paris-Saclay. At this stage in the programme, students choose to specialise in one of the following areas:

  • Materials science for nuclear energy
  • Nuclear reactor physics and engineering
  • Nuclear plant design
  • Operations
  • Fuel cycle
  • Decommissioning and waste management



You complete your second and final year with a Master’s thesis, which you undertake at one of our industrial or research partners. The thesis is worth 30 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) credits and should be aligned with research or technology projects in nuclear energy.

More information

Details of the syllabus and course structure of the MSc EMINE programme, including mandatory modules and minimum credit points needed to proceed with the programme are available here.

During the two-year MSc EMINE programme, there are plenty of opportunities for engaging with our industry and research partners, as well as networking with your fellow students across Europe. More details are available here.

Read about our students here, to get an idea of what they think about MSc EMINE programme, and what career paths our graduates have chosen to follow.

Courses and Syllabus

Find out more about the course structure of our MSc EMINE programme. Here, you can see an example of how your courses could look. These pages also provide information on mandatory modules  and minimum credit points needed to proceed with the programme.