MSc — 2024 entry Nuclear Science and Radiation Protection

How can atomic nuclei provide us with energy, help us monitor the environment, benefit medicine and more? Our Nuclear Science and Radiation Protection MSc course offers an in-depth understanding of nuclear science and radiation protection. Its significant emphasis on practical applications allows students to connect theoretical concepts with real-world industry scenarios.

UK students: you can apply by 1 September 2024

Key course information

Typical offer
2:2 minimum
Start date
September 2024
1 year
UK fees
Overseas fees
Subject area
Stag Hill

Why choose
this course?

Our innovative MSc in nuclear science and radiation protection is taught by a combination of inspired nuclear physics academics from Surrey’s School of Mathematics and Physics and forward-looking experts from the UK’s nuclear industries.

Our academics are part of the following groups, which house the largest academic nuclear physics research hub in the UK:

There are generous external funding opportunities available for students on this course. This includes the IAEA Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme, which aims to help increase the number of women in the nuclear field, and the Bursary Scheme offered by The Nuclear Industry Benevolent Fund. See funding for more information.

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of our physics postgraduate students go on to employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2024, HESA).

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