Taught course

Radiation and Environmental Protection

University of Surrey · Department of Physics

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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.

IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in each other element.

Months of entry


Course content

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 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 industry-relevant 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.

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

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