Radioecology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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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 that is offered by the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU).

About

What can you use this qualification for?

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 Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) with support from collaborating European universities.

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.

Programme Structure

In a diverse learning process, 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.

Compulsory courses

  • Master thesis/ Research project (60 credits)
  • Accessing risk to man and environment, Ethics
  • Project Management and Research Methods
  • Radioecology - Behaviour of radionuclides in the Environment
  • Radiation and radiochemistry

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 580

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 92

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • Bachelors degree (BSc) or equivalent at least 180 ECTS
  • Bachelors degree (BSc) or equivalent education in any field relevant to the environment (e.g. chemistry, ecology, biology, resource management, agriculture, environmental sciences, environmental engineering, geography etc.) is required, as well as background in inorganic chemistry. Applicants must have a relevant specialisation of minimum 80 ECTS credits. Applicants must demonstrate English language ability in accordance with NMBU regulations. Average of C to be qualified.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • Free International
  • Free National

Funding

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