The Specializing Master course on Nuclear Safeguards gives the opportunity to train and develop the competences of employees in order to enhance the efficiency of their actions in the field of nuclear safeguards and support the continuous development of a professional, competent and motivated workforce.
This attitude contributes directly to both the national nuclear safety and the implementation of the countries’ safeguards obligations under relevant agreements.
The nuclear safeguards system is a key element of the international regime of the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons. Over decades it has evolved into a multifaceted set of legal and technical measures aimed at verifying the compliance of States with their non-proliferation commitments in the nuclear sector.
The Specializing Master will be organized as a cross-divisional training path, involving political science-forensics-nuclear scientific and technological areas, aimed to form key figures ready to be involved in the nuclear safeguards sector.
October 2021 – October 2022
Italy – Politecnico di Milano, JRC Ispra
Europe – Labs to be defined
Professionals and officials, with and without nuclear background, from national organisations, public organisations, R&D centres, industries.
I level Specializing Master on Nuclear Safeguards’ Degree
The Specializing Master is characterized by 60 ECTS with a final formal certification.
8 months of online modules;
5/6 Weeks of in-presence labs;
3 months of project work.
composed by digital contents (videos, quiz, additional materials), webinars, group activities
held at Politecnico di Milano, JRC Labs in Italy and Europe and other European Labs which are part of the ENEN network
offers the opportunity to synthesise the knowledge acquired and critically apply it
The Specializing Master has a duration of around 12 months, from October 2021 to October 2022.Download the full calendar
You need to download the application module, compile it and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org before June 15th, 2021. You need to attach the following documents:
The call on the POLIMI website is here .
All the candidates will be evaluated on:
Yes, you will not need to travel to apply.
If you are admitted, you will follow the didactic modules online; your presence will be required only when the Labs take place (Basic Labs in February 2022, Italy – Politecnico di Milano, JRC Ispra; Advanced Labs in June 2022, European Labs to be defined).
This is a financially supported Specializing Master for EXTRA EU and INSC (Instrument for Nuclear Safety Cooperation) Countries originated students/trainees. So, if you come from an EXTRA EU country, you may obtain one of the 10 scholarships fully funded by ENEN.
Other students may obtain one of the 10 partial scholarships provided by POLIMI.
The Master fees are:
We are envisaging a weekly workload from 12 to 20 hours.
There will be synchronous and asynchronous teaching activities. For each week you'll have to:
The only requirement is to have a bachelor degree in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, Law, Economics and Political and Legal Science.
A nuclear specialized Bachelor or nuclear topics at the Bachelor level, as well as working in nuclear field, are considered as a plus.
It is recommended that you have a B2 level of English knowledge. You can also self-certify it.