Taught course

Radiation and Environmental Protection

University of Surrey · Department of Physics

Entry requirements

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.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

Taught by a combination of inspirational nuclear physics academics and pioneering experts from the UK’s radiological protection and nuclear industries, our MSc ensures you have the latest theoretical and sector-relevant knowledge.

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 MSc enables you to relate taught material to industry-relevant applications.

Formal lectures are complemented with work in our specialist radiation laboratories. These are being refurbished and enlarged at a cost of a £2.7m, ready to be used from autumn 2022. In these facilities, you'll work with a wide range of radioactive sources and radiation detectors. There’s also an extended project in the spring and an 11-week MSc dissertation project in the summer.

Information for international students

We are proud to be one of the most culturally diverse universities in the UK. We are here to help you throughout the application process – from advising on choosing the right course to applying for a visa and preparing for your first few weeks at Surrey.

For more information please go to - https://www.surrey.ac.uk/international

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1483 682 222