Masters | Postgraduate Course - Radiation and Environmental Protection MSc Course Details within University of Surrey

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Radiation and Environmental Protection MSc

Study Details

MSc 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Why choose this course

Nuclear science has a wealth of applications, but with its use comes a high level of environmental responsibility.

Established in 1972, our MSc in Radiation and Environmental Protection is one of the UK’s longest-running courses in the field of nuclear science and its applications.

Our course is taught by a combination of inspirational nuclear physics academics and pioneering experts from the UK’s radiological protection and nuclear industries.

What you will study

This course will give you a thorough understanding of the radiation and environmental protection aspects of nuclear physics.

This also includes in-depth knowledge of radiation protection, showing you how the technical and organisational procedures of the discipline may be applied to the broader concept of environmental protection. The substantial practical element of this course enables you to relate taught material to real-world applications.

Formal lectures are complemented with work in specialist radiation laboratories. These were recently refurbished as part of a £1m upgrade to our facilities. In these facilities, you will work with a wide range of radioactive sources and radiation detectors.

There is also an extended project in the spring and an 11-week MSc dissertation project in the summer.

Module details

Year 1 (full-time)

  • INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY AND RADIATION BIOLOGY Compulsory
  • RADIATION LABORATORY SKILLS Compulsory
  • RADIATION MEASUREMENT Compulsory
  • RADIATION PHYSICS Compulsory
  • ENVIRONMENT AND LEGISLATION Compulsory
  • EXTENDED GROUP PROJECT Compulsory
  • NUCLEAR METROLOGY Compulsory
  • NUCLEAR REACTOR AND HEALTH PHYSICS Compulsory
  • RESEARCH PROJECT AND DISSERTATION Compulsory

Entry Requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in either Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Physics, Radiography or Radiological Science, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. We'll also consider relevant work experience if you don't meet these requirements.