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Radiation Safety

University College Dublin

4 months
2400 EUR/year
965 EUR/year
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The Radiation Safety programme from University College Dublin will cover all broad aspects of radiation safety for both industry, medical and biomedical applications. It aims to introduce radiation workers to the fundamental principles of the physics of radiation safety and applications of these principles in their particular field. 


  • This Radiation Safety course from the University College Dublin will attract participants from a variety of backgrounds and training. Radiation safety officers are employed in the medical, biomedical and industrial sectors and professional training is required by law. At present, UCD is the only institution to offer this training online in Ireland.
  • Covers contemporary radiation safety issues for industry, medical and biomedical applications. Introduces radiation workers to the principles of the physics of radiation safety and the application of these principles.Provides the necessary tools for those who will become trainers in radiation protection and in the safe use of radiation sources in their profession.


  • Students who have completed this course find themselves in a good position to apply for jobs in the radiation safety sector, both medical and industrial.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Units of radiation exposure and dose
  • Biological effects of ionising radiationRadiation detection and measurement
  • Legal issues and international framework in radiation safety
  • Assessment of internal and external exposures
  • Protection against occupational exposure
  • Emergency planning; non-ionising radiation.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 4 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled.


  • Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Upon successful completion of an individual module you will have earned a number of credits (usually a multiple of 5). Upon successful completion of a pre-specified collection of modules you will have completed a course and earned a qualification. 



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entry requirements comprise an undergraduate degree in a related field, however those with sufficient work experience will be considered for the course.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2400 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 2400 EUR per year during 4 months.
  • EU/EEA

    965 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 965 EUR per year during 4 months.


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