Undergraduate and Graduate Courses

Radioecology is a multidisciplinary science, building on aspects of biology, ecology, chemistry, physics, maths, geology, environmental sciences, ecotoxicology and much more! Many universities have graduate and postgraduate courses in many of thsese sciences which would provide a good basis for future studies or careers in radioecology. It is impossible to list them all here, however, the list below provides those courses we are currently aware of:

CIEMAT offers, in collaboration with the "Autonoma" University of Madrid: 

The SCK•CEN Academy organises lots of training courses on various nuclear related topics:

Stockholm University runs courses in:

The EU MSc in Radioecology at Norwegian Iniversity For Life Science (NMBU) is a two-year, Bologna accredited MSc programme (120 ECTS) and consists of compulsory and optional course modules and a research topic. Apart from NMBU staff, experts from other national and international institutions teach on the courses. All courses are taught in English and most are run as intensive blocks, to make it easier for students from abroad to attend specific courses. Some main MSc courses are listed below, and focus on radioecology, radiochemistry and ecotoxicology. In the second year, MSc students work on research questions that are associated with research projects within NMBU or at collaborating institutes and universities. 

Note: the course informaton given above is for the year 2020/21, please ensure you select the correct year from the drop down menu available on each linked page. 


Each year, IRSN offers new topics for doctoral research, defined in close collaboration with the academic world. A majority of students have a 3-year doctoral contract funded or co-funded by the Institute. For more information see:

Ulster University

Ulster University in Northern Ireland offer an online course on Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Monitoring as a Post Grad Diploma or MSc. The Post Grad Diploma course has been described as a good foundation on chemical toxicity, ecotoxicology tests and the derivation of Environmental Quality Standards and sediment/soil guidelines values etc and the MSc is the only course in Environmental Toxicology & Pollution Monitoring in the United Kingdom.

If you would like to include course information on this page, please contact clb@ceh.ac.uk

Page last updated: Apr/May 2020