University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Radiation and Environmental Protection

**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.

Entry requirements

MSc: 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. English language requirements IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in each other element.

Course modules

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. FULL-TIME 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 Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7 PGCert Radiation Physics: 60 taught module credits (PHYM032, 015 and 036 Compulsory) at FHEQ Level 7 PgDip Radiation and Environmental Protection (PHYM032, 015 and 036 Compulsory) 120 taught module credits at FHEQ Level 7 MSc (Radiation and Environmental Protection): 180 credits at FHEQ Level 7 and completed the programme of study PART-TIME Year 1 (part-time) RADIATION LABORATORY SKILLS - Compulsory RADIATION MEASUREMENT - Compulsory RADIATION PHYSICS - Compulsory EXTENDED GROUP PROJECT - Compulsory NUCLEAR METROLOGY - Compulsory Optional modules for Year 1 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7 PGCert Radiation Physics: 60 taught module credits (PHYM032, 015 and 036 Compulsory) at FHEQ Level 7 PgDip Radiation and Environmental Protection (PHYM032, 015 and 036 Compulsory) 120 taught module credits at FHEQ Level 7 MSc (Radiation and Environmental Protection): 180 credits at FHEQ Level 7 and completed the programme of study Year 2 (part-time) INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY AND RADIATION BIOLOGY - Compulsory RADIATION LABORATORY SKILLS - Compulsory ENVIRONMENT AND LEGISLATION - Compulsory NUCLEAR REACTOR AND HEALTH PHYSICS - Compulsory RESEARCH PROJECT AND DISSERTATION - Compulsory Optional modules for Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7 PGCert Radiation Physics: 60 taught module credits (PHYM032, 015 and 036 Compulsory) at FHEQ Level 7 PgDip Radiation and Environmental Protection (PHYM032, 015 and 036 Compulsory) 120 taught module credits at FHEQ Level 7 MSc (Radiation and Environmental Protection): 180 credits at FHEQ Level 7 and completed the programme of study

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 - 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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