STAR MSc Courses at NMBU

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European Radioecology MSc Programme

The EU MSc in Radioecology is a tailored two year, Bologna accredited (120 ECTS) MSc programme consisting of obligatory and voluntary stand-alone course modules. At present the MSc programme is hosted at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, where students can take all necessary courses if they wish. But, as for any EU MSc, students are free to obtain credits by taking ECTS accredited courses at other institutions and collaborating universities (e.g. Aix-Marseille Université).

Students will gain knowledge about the effects and behaviour of radionuclides in the environment, radiochemistry, impact and risk assessment, radiation protection, the nuclear industry and waste management, project management and research methods.

The learning is based on several intensive course modules, laboratory work, group work, real life case studies and a thematic thesis with an interdisciplinary approach, and through reflection on links between real-life situations and theory. Giving most of the course modules as intensive blocks makes the courses easily accessible for training needs.

The course website gives more details.

MSc course in Experimental Radioecology

This course is intended for students taking other environmental science and radiation-related subjects, as well as to professionals wishing to build up their competence.

Currently, the course is held at NMBU (code: KJM351/353) as part of the Radioecology MSc programme. It comprises two intensive weeks of lectures and practicals, given by international specialists, and is divided into 2 modules to give either 5 or 10 ECTS. The course is run in January every year.

Topics covered are - speciation, radiochemistry, sequential extractions, uptake and depuration kinetics, dose calculation, measurement techniques, introduction to modelling, autoradiography, sources of radioactivity in the environment (including Chernobyl & Fukushima), emergency preparedness, safety assessments, environmental radiation protection biological effects, freshwater/marine and terrestrial radioecology. For more details see 2017's  course brochure