General Accelerator Science and Technology
Introduction to Particle accelerators

Electromagnetics and Relativity

Vacuum Systems and surface science

Beam Diagnostics Electron and Ion Sources
Beam Dynamics
Introduction to Beam Dynamics

Lattice design and computational dynamics

Single particle dynamics

Collective effects

Practical Accelerator Design
Radio Frequency Systems
Introduction to RF

RF Linear Accelerators


Superconducting RF
Magnets and Radiation Sources
Conventional Magnets for Accelerators

Undulators and Synchrotron Radiation

Free Electron Lasers
Short-Wavelength Accelerators
Introduction to Short Wavelength Accelerators

Novel electromagnetic materials for high frequency accelerators

Particle-beam driven Plasma Wakefield Accelerators (PWFA)
and more...

The Cockcroft Institute offers a two year postgraduate course in all areas of accelerator science and technology. All lectures are webcast and the video archived. Our lecture slides and video’s are free to anyone outside the institute, but we would appreciate an email so we know who is using it. To access slides or video click on the links below.

New to accelerator science?

The introductory lectures aim to introduce a range of topics and provide a broad overview of accelerator topics.



Lectures are organised along 5 themes

  General Accelerator Science and Technology (Acc)

  Beam Dynamics (Beam)

  Radio Frequency Systems (RF)

  Magnets and Radiation Sources (Mag)

  Short-Wavelength Accelerators (SWA) *new courses*


Live webcasts are also available here

The schedule of lectures and webcast can be found here



Joint CI-JAI lectures can also be found here

Lectures from the Engineering and Technicians training day can be found here

The CI student handbook 2016 contains information for our students and the course syllabus.