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This one-year full-time taught MSc programme (or up to six years part-time) will equip you for a career in any industry involving radiation and radiation detectors.
We cover basic radiation principles, the use of detection systems and associated instrumentation applications, and modelling. There’s a strong focus on practicals and laboratory-based techniques.
You’ll be able to carry out a project, often in industry, making you even more employable in sectors such as nuclear power, medicine, environmental protection, oil and mining, and health and safety.
The programme consists of a number of one-week modules which you can select to best meet your needs. These modules are organised into four groups:-
- Project and Dissertation.
For your MSc you must complete your chosen modules and one major project to a value of 180 credits. Diploma (120 credits) and Certificate (60 credits) may also be available if you don’t want to submit a dissertation.
Case Study: Oscar Shedwick
"This master’s course has shown me that the career prospects out there are much wider than I initially thought, so areas that I never really imagined existed suddenly became career opportunities".
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Why Department of Physics?
We're a major centre for research and recieve around £35m of funding per year from the research councils, the University and other sources.
Exciting, rigorous research environment
Study for a Physics PhD, MPhil, MRes or pursue one of our taught MSc programmes.