The syllabus has been constructed to give you a broad-based grounding in radiation protection, and to enhance your learning experience.
We have worked closely with nuclear and non-nuclear sectors including industry, regulatory, medical and other academic partners. The syllabus has been constructed to give you a broad-based grounding in radiation protection.
The course is delivered by a combination of university staff and experts from the sector depending on the module you study. It is designed to link the experience you gain at work with the knowledge gained at university. Assignment and project titles will be developed with you and your employer to maximise the relevance of your work experience.
The course is offered part-time, allowing you to learn while you earn. It is designed so that you will only need to study one module at a time, with just one week of intensive university-based study per module making it accessible nationwide.
Each module requires only one week of classroom/laboratory study together with five weeks study in the workplace including assessment. while in the workplace, you will have a mentor to ensure that you get the most from on-the-job learning. You will also use this time to develop your portfolio to assist in obtaining RPA or RWA status.
For detailed summary of all course content please read our programme specification for this course (PDF).
- Year one
- Overview of Radiation Protection
- Maths and Computing for Radiation Protection
- Physics for Radiation Protection
- Biological Basis of Radiation Protection
- Year two
- Health and Safety at Work
- Environmental Radiation Protection
- Ionising Radiations Legislation
- Radiation Protection for Employees
- Year three
- Control of Radiation Exposure
- Communicating Radiation Risk
- Radiation Detectors
- Research Project
Read more about this course on our Radiation Protection course leaflet.
Download the programme specification
See course specific entry requirements listed below.
More information about levels and credits.
- One science A-level at grade C or above
- A minimum of five GCSEs grade A*-C (including English, Maths and Science)
- You will already be employed or have secured employment in work with a strong radiation protection component.
Equivalent academic qualifications in appropriate subjects will be acceptable. We recognise that many people who are interested in developing their career will have significant work-based experience and that some may not fully meet the academic entry requirements. All applicants will be considered on their individual merits.
Credit can be given for prior and experiential learning. If you have the evidence to indicate that you can meet the learning outcomes for up to two modules, you will be considered for exemption from them and automatically awarded the credits.