University nuclear degrees win prestigious industry award

Nuclear Training AwardsThe University of Cumbria’s foundation and BSc (Hons) degrees in Radiation Protection have won a Nuclear Training Award 2014.

The award, made by Nuclear Engineering International Magazine, recognises the best training and education courses in the nuclear industry. Read more...

Why study with us?

This new qualification has been specially designed for those who wish to enhance their career potential in the radiation protection sector. The course has strong academic content supported by a practical work-based element. It helps you to develop the skills you need to move from a practical or technical role to a professional career in Radiation Protection.

The course covers the academic requirements for legal recognition by the UK regulators as a Radiation Protection Adviser (RPA) or a Radioactive Waste Adviser (RWA). This qualification is recognised by the Society for Radiological Protection (SRP) for TechRP membership status.

What can this course lead to?

If you successfully complete the foundation degree, you will be eligible to progress onto the third year of the BSc (Hons) Radiation Protection. This involves a further six modules over 18 months.

Resources and facilities

We have a great team of lecturers who are enthusiastic about sharing their extensive knowledge to build your radiation protection expertise. Small groups facilitate enhanced learning and close friendships.

Our facilities are based at the Energus Academy in West Cumbria which is a centre of excellence for skills training, education and business support equipped with a host of state-of-the-art facilities. The university’s Learning Gateway West provides a range of study and learning facilities such as free laptop loan with wireless internet as well as all the usual study facilities.

The university shares its radiation science laboratory facilities with other groups who are studying at the campus which broadens the range of equipment available to students and each module uses laboratory sessions to support the academic course input.

If you have not studied for a while or need help with modern study skills we have online help and advisers available. Have a look at our Subject Resources for Radiation Protection.


Home/EU students: £9,000
International: £10,500

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