Radioecology - Master of Science

Radioecology - Master of Science

Are you interested in solving environmental challenges due to the nuclear industry and waste management? There is an urgent need for university-trained candidates within nuclear sciences, including radioecology.

Duration: 2 years
Start: Autumn 2019
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What can you use this qualification for?
You will qualify for a wide range of positions related to authorities responsible for the national legislation and the nuclear energy industry e.g., within governments, services, development projects, technical support and consultancy, environmental protection as well as within institutions responsible for research and education.
What will you learn?

Radioecology is a key research area ranging from nuclear sources to impact and risk assessments and radiation protection. Your learning will be based on lectures, laboratory work, group work, real-life case studies and thematic thesis with interdisciplinary approach, and through reflection on links between real-life situations and theory.

Short description

You will gain knowledge about radioecology; behaviour of radionuclides in the environment, as well as impact and risk assessment based on radiochemistry and radiation protection, the nuclear industry and waste management, project management and research methods. Skills in these areas are required not only to deal with currently installed nuclear capacity and decommissioned facilities, but also to meet the needs presented by likely new build nuclear installations. The first year provides basic course modules as well as the initiating of the research project. The second year is dedicated to experiments, data, collection and analysis, i.e. finalizing the master thesis. The course modules will be held at NMBU with support from collaborating European universities.

Why study Radioecology? 

  • There is an urgent need of university trained candidates within nuclear sciences, including radioecology. 
  • You are interested in solving environmental challenges due to the nuclear industry and waste management.

Study plan

What is Radioecology? (Video)

Programme structure

Showing programme structure for students starting 2019

Study year: 1

Semester: autumn

Programme variant: Compulsory Courses
Radiochemistry 10 Compulsory Course
Experimental Radioecology 10 Compulsory Course
Project Management and Research Methods 10 Compulsory Course
Study year: 2

Semester: autumn

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