Information on Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS)

Information on Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS)

Please note that the following undergraduate and postgraduate programmes require ATAS. 

If you are a postgraduate research student, you will be informed in your offer letter whether or not you will require ATAS. The JACS code for a PhD or research masters is linked to the research topic (not the programme) so we can only inform you of ATAS requirements once your proposed research has been assigned a JACS code by your supervisor. 

If you require a visa to study in the UK then you will need to apply for an ATAS certificate before applying for your visa or extension of stay, allowing at least four weeks (20 working days) in order to obtain it.The Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) was introduced on 1 November 2007. It is used to help stop the spread of knowledge and skills that could be used in the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their means of delivery. This is in common with other governments around the world.The ATAS is designed to ensure that people who are applying to study certain sensitive subjects in the UK do not have links to WMD programmes. You can find out more information about the scheme and ATAS certificate by visiting the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

JACS CodesEngineering programmes
H410 MEng Aeronautical Engineering
H400 MEng Aerospace Systems
H300 MEng Mechanical Design Engineering
H300 MEng Mechanical Engineering
H300/H410 MEng Mechanical Engineering with Aeronautics
H300/W240 MEng Product Design Engineering
F300/F500 MSci Astronomy and Physics
F320 MSci Chemical Physics
F320 MSci Chemical Physics with work placement
F300/I100 MSci Computing Science and Physics
F300/G100 MSci Mathematics and Physics
F300 MSci Physics
F300/F510 MSci Physics with Astrophysics
F300 MSci Theoretical Physics
H410 MSc Aeronautical Engineering
H400 MSc Aerospace Engineering & Management
H420 MSc Aerospace Systems
H300 MSc Mechanical Engineering & Management
H300 MSc Mechanical Engineering
F300 MSc Physics: Advanced Materials
F300 MSc Physics: Energy & the environment
F300 MSc Physics: Global Security
F300 MSc Physics: Life sciences
F300 MSc Physics: Nuclear Technology
F300 MSc Theoretical Physics