University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Radiation and Environmental Protection

This programme aims to provide students with a grounding in radiation protection and to show them how the technical and organisational procedures of the discipline may be applied to the broader concept of environmental protection.

Entry requirements

A minimum 2.2 Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in the physical or environmental sciences, electronics or in a relevant engineering discipline; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS with a minimum overall score of 6.5 and a minimum score of 6.0 in each component.

Course modules

Semester 1 modules: Radiation biology; radiation laboratory skills; radiation measurement; radiation physics. Semester 2 modules: Environmental physics and environmental protection; extended group project; nuclear power and non-ionising radiation; radiation protection; research project and dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) offers 10 fully-funded advanced course studentships for UK graduates to provide all course fees as well as support for living expenses; CTA funding; partial funding from industry is also available to UK students on the course. Teaching Assistantships (up to �3,000pa). Our department-led scholarships enable you to assist with the teaching of Physics undergraduate students through laboratory sessions, tutorials, problem-solving classes, computing and other teaching activities depending on suitability. Open to home or international, full-time or part-time students, the University of Surrey gives out approximately six of these awards per annum. The Teaching Assistantship award is available on all MSc Physics programmes, and if successful, you can earn up to �3,000 throughout the year. Eligible MSc applicants will be sent an application form by email in August 2015 and the application procedure includes an interview (which can be completed by telephone). Nuclear Security scholarships via the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) (�2,000). The Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) offers 2 scholarships for home, full-time students studying on Surrey�s MSc Radiation and Environmental Protection programme. If successful, the AWE will supervise your dissertation and �2,000 will be paid directly to the University of Surrey and deducted from your student fees. The application procedure includes an interview with your Programme Director and a representative from AWE. Eligible MSc applicants will be sent an application form, by email, in August 2015.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,400 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 17,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 7,400 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7XH South East

Key information

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