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Masters degree courses in Cambridge

Artificial Intelligence MSc

University of Essex partner course, based at NSIRC with TWI in Cambridge

At NSIRC, we work with universities and business to create postgraduate courses that are more applicable to the current and future needs of Industry. Students of this Artificial Intelligence will focus their learning on real-world techniques and applications. These will include artificial intelligence in business and financial applications, video and computer games, medicine, biological sciences and industrial control.

Engineering Leadership and Management MSc

Aston University partner course, based at NSIRC with TWI in Cambridge

A part-time degree course built to train future business leaders of the engineering sector. Develop your management and leadership knowledge, skills and behaviours with NSIRC, TWI and Aston University.

Executive MBA Apprenticeship

De Montfort University partner course.

Work-based Executive MBA programme considering engineering. For more information, email, or follow us on social media via the links in the page footer.

Oil and Gas Engineering MSc

Brunel University London partner course, based at NSIRC with TWI in Cambridge

For those wanting a career as an oil and gas engineering specialist. This course give graduates the skills to rapidly design oilfield installations that will meet future energy demands.

Structural Integrity (Asset Reliability Management) Msc

Brunel University London partner course, based at NSIRC with TWI in Cambridge

Through this course, students gain in-depth knowledge of the theory and practice involved in structural integrity and structural engineering. These skills can be applied in oil and gas sector, energy / power generation, nuclear reactor, petrochemical and transport industries.

Lightweight Structures and Impact Engineering Msc

New for 2021 - Brunel University London partner course, based at NSIRC with TWI in Cambridge

Coming soon! For more information please email the NSIRC Enquiries team


In this video, NSIRC and Coventry University PhD student Pedro Santos talks about some of the universal benefits that apply to being a student at NSIRC.

NSIRC has created masters courses that combine high-quality research and teaching, with industrial experience and student support. All courses take place in Cambridge, where NSIRC has built engineering halls and laboratories dedicated to structural integrity research and engineering.

Students within these masters degrees should expect to be an active contributor in seminars, tutorials and virtual learning environments. Each student is given both an academic supervisor from their university, and a TWI industrial supervisor. Supervisors provide support, mentoring and guidance concerning any problems which may arise during the research process.

The objective of these courses is to develop highly-skilled engineers with an in-depth knowledge of the technology related to structural engineering. Graduates should also expect to have the project management skills to work within a business environment.


Industrial techniques included in our courses:

  • Numerical modelling
  • Asset management
  • Advanced methods of phased array ultrasonic inspection
  • Fracture mechanics
  • Risk-based inspection
  • Quality assurance
  • Reliability engineering and reliability centered maintenance
  • Risk management processes and project risk

Here is what makes our masters courses unique:

  •  Industry-led academic research
  • Degrees in Cambridge, United Kingdom - the region has become globally renowned for science, technology and education innovation
  • Fundamental research across technology readiness levels 1-6, defined by the needs and strategic direction of our industry partners
  • Graduates with academic, professional and vocational qualifications
  • Technical scope to integrate with a range of engineering disciplines
  • Innovation, driven by potential exploitation and application of the knowledge to solve medium and long-term industry challenges

Who are these degree programmes aimed towards?

  • Maths, science, physics, chemistry or computing graduates who wish to continue their studies
  • Engineers including (but not limited to) professionals working within oil and gas, power generation, petrochemical, construction, nuclear power plant and nuclear energy, transportation sectors and engineering management
  • Those wishing to retrain for new career opportunities

NSIRC students can register with The Welding Institute

NSIRC is willing to provide its students with Membership of The Welding Institute, which demonstrates a commitment to engineering excellence.

The Welding Institute was founded in 1923 and is the leading international membership body for welding and joining professionals.

Members gain industrial recognition from their peers alongside the professional prestige that makes them eligible for registration with the Engineering Council. 

For more information, please contact us.