Radiation and Environmental Protection - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MSc Radiation and Environmental Protection

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip Radiation and Environmental Protection
PGCert Radiation and Environmental Protection

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PCK61004 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Part-time PCK61003 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code

F351, F351

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences - Physics

Programme Leader

PODOLYAK Z Prof (Physics)

Date of production/revision of spec

11/09/2017

Educational aims of the programme

The programme integrates the acquisition of core scientific knowledge with the development of key practical skills with a focus on professional career development within medical physics and radiation detection, and related industries.

The principle educational aims and outcomes of learning are to provide participants with advanced knowledge, practical skills and understanding applied to medical physics, radiation detection instrumentation, radiation and environmental practice in an industrial or medical context

This is achieved by the development of the participants' understanding of the underlying science and technology and by the participants gaining an understanding of the legal basis, practical implementation and organisational basis of medical physics and radiation measurement.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
A systematic understanding of Radiation and Environmental Protection in an academic and professional context together with a critical awareness of current problems and / or new insights K
A comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to their own research project in Radiation and / or Environmental Protection K
Originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of radiation-based, experimental research projects K
An ability to evaluate and objectively interpret experimental data pertaining to radiation detection K
Familiarity with generic issues in management and safety and their application to Radiation and Environmental Protection in a professional context K
A systematic understanding of Radiation Science in an academic and professional context together with a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights K
Originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of radiation-based, experiments K
An ability to evaluate and objectively interpret experimental data pertaining to radiation detection K
Familiarity with generic issues in management and safety and their application to Radiation and Environmental Protection in a professional context K
A systematic understanding of Radiation Physics in an academic and professional context together with a critical awareness of current problems and / or new insights K
A practical understanding of radiation-based experiment K
An ability to evaluate and objectively interpret experimental data pertaining to radiation detection K
Familiarity with generic issues in management and safety and their application to Radiation Protection K
The ability to plan and execute under supervision, an experiment or investigation and to analyse critically the results and draw valid conclusions from them. Students should be able to evaluate the level of uncertainty in their results, understand the significance of uncertainty analysis and be able to compare these results with expected outcomes, theoretical predictions and/or with published data. Graduates should be able to evaluate the significance of their results in this context C
The ability to evaluate critically current research and advanced scholarship in the discipline of Radiation protection C
The ability to deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, make sound judgements in the absence of complete data, and communicate their conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences C
The ability to plan and execute under supervision, an experiment and to analyse critically the results and draw valid conclusions from them. Students should be able to evaluate the level of uncertainty in their results, understand the significance of uncertainty analysis and be able to compare these results with expected outcomes, theoretical predictions and / or with published data. Graduates should be able to evaluate the significance of their results in this context C
The ability to deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, make sound judgements in the absence of complete data and communicate their conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences C
The ability to plan and execute under supervision, an experiment and to analyse critically the results and draw valid conclusions from them. Students should be able to evaluate the level of uncertainty in their results, understand the significance of uncertainty analysis and be able to compare these results with expected outcomes, theoretical predictions and/or with published data. Graduates should be able to evaluate the significance of their results in this context C
The ability to communicate complex scientific ideas, the conclusions of an experiment, investigation or project concisely, accurately and informatively P
The ability to manage their own learning and to make use of appropriate texts, research articles and other primary sources P
Responsibility for personal and professional development. Ability to use external mentors for personal / professional purposes P
The ability to communicate complex scientific ideas, the conclusions of an experiment, investigation or project concisely, accurately and informatively P
The ability to manage their own learning and to make use of appropriate texts, research articles and other primary sources P
Responsibility for personal and professional development. Ability to use external mentors for personal / professional purposes P
The ability to communicate complex scientific ideas, the conclusions of an experiment, investigation or project concisely, accurately and informatively P
Identify and resolve problems arising from lectures and experimental work T
Make effective use of resources and interaction with others to enhance and motivate self-study T
Make use of sources of material for development of learning and research such as journals, books and the internet T
Take responsibility for personal and professional development T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied full-time over one academic year, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Part-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied part-time over two academic years, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.