Why choose this course
Nuclear science has a wealth of applications, but with its use comes a high level of environmental responsibility.
The MSc in Radiation and Environmental Protection at the University of Surrey 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 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 industry-relevant 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.
Careers and graduate prospects
As a graduate of this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to work in a range of sectors on an international scale.
Previous graduates have gone on to work for a wide range of employees including
EDF-Energy, the Environment Agency, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, the Ministry of Defence, the Department for Transport, the Embassy of Pakistan, the UAE Government and several international
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- Radiation Physics
- Radiation Measurement
- Nuclear Power and Non-ionising Radiation
- Introduction to Biology and Radiation Biology
- Radiation Protection
- Environmental Physics and Environmental Protection
- Extended Group Project
- Radiation Laboratory Skills
- Research Project and Dissertation
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesPhysics Environmental Sciences View 258 other Masters in Environmental Sciences in United Kingdom
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.
International21000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 21000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA10300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10300 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- UK/EU fees £5,200
- Overseas fees £10,500
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