MSc Radiometrics: Instrumentation and Modelling


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:-

  • Foundation
  • Basic
  • Applied
  • Project and Dissertation.

Why Department of Physics?

Excellent facilities

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.

Career prospects

Past Physics postgraduates have begun careers in academia and other public or private research environments, in industry (for example in the nuclear and nuclear related industries), in financial services, health services, the scientific civil service and further education both in the UK and abroad.

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  • Basic Physics of the Atom
  • Principles of Radiation Detection
  • Simple Modelling
  • High Resolution Gamma Spectrometry
  • Gamma-rays: Detection and Modelling
  • Alpha Spectrometry
  • Neutrons: Detection and Modelling
  • Nuclear Instruments
  • Statistics
  • Radiation Protection and Dosimetry
  • Environmental Aspects
  • Radiation Shielding
  • Applied High Resolution Gamma Spectrometry
  • Applied Gamma Ray: Detection and Modelling
  • Applied Alpha Spectrometry
  • Applied Neutrons: Detection and Modelling
  • Applied Nuclear Instrumentation
  • Applied Statistics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Applied Radiation Protection and Dosimetry
  • Applied Environmental Aspects
  • Radiation Shielding Assignment
  • Dissertation for the Pg Diploma in Radiometrics
  • Project
  • Dissertation for the MSc in Radiometrics
  • £24,750 Per Year

    International student tuition fee

    1 Year


    Sep 2024

    Start Month

    Aug 2024

    Application Deadline

    Upcoming Intakes

    • September 2024

    Mode of Study

    • Full Time