University of Surrey

Radiation and Environmental Protection

This programme will give you a thorough grounding in the radiation and environmental protection aspects of nuclear physics. This includes in-depth knowledge of radiation protection and 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 programme enables you to relate taught material to real-world applications. Formal lectures are complemented with work in specialist radiation laboratories that were recently refurbished as part of a £1m upgrade to our facilities. Here you will work with a wide range of radioactive sources and radiation detectors. There is also an extended project in the spring and an eleven-week MSc dissertation project in the summer.

Entry requirements

A minimum 2.2 in a UK honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in Physics, Engineering, Radiological Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Chemistry or related discipline. Relevant industrial expereince may be considered.

English language requirements: IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each component (or equivalent).

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Course modules

Example module listing: 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.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 20,500 (Year 1) International 12 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 9,800 (Year 1) Home/EU 12 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 10,300 (Year 1) International 24 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 4,900 (Year 1) Home/EU 24 24 Months

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