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:
- Master's degree in Nuclear Engineering and Applications focused on radiological protection and nuclear engineering, conducted in Spanish. (60 ECTS)
The SCK•CEN Academy organises lots of training courses on various nuclear related topics:
- Infromation about all training courses (including those related to radioecology)
- Information about topics for thesis and internships
- Online calendar of training courses and events
Stockholm University runs courses in:
- Radiation Biology (15 ECTS)
- Ecotoxicology (15 ECTS)
- Applied Environmental Modelling I (15 ECTS)
- Applied Environmental Modelling II (15 ECTS)
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.
- KJM350 Radiation and Radiochemistry Experimental (10 ECTS)
- KJM351 Radioecology (10ECTS)
- KJM360 Assessing risk to man and environment (10 ECTS)
- MINA410 Environmental radiobiology (5 ETCS)
- FMI310 Environmental pollutants and ecotoxicology (15 ECTS)
- FMI330 Effect and biomarker methods in (eco)toxicology (5 ECTS)
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 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.
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