Ionising Radiation: Principles and Measurement, 4 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Autumn 2022, Mixed, 25%, Distance learning

    Start date: 29 August 2022

    End date: 30 October 2022

    Application deadline: 19 April 2022

    Application code: UU-13114 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Flexible

    Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)

    Outline for distance course: Communication between teachers and students is done using the learning management system and e-meeting tools. A computer with a stable internet connection and webcam is required. It will be possible to attend physically on campus for some parts of the course, for students who wishes to do so.

    Number of mandatory meetings on campus: 0

    Number of voluntary meetings on campus: 0

    Registration: 28 July 2022 – 28 August 2022

Entry requirements: 120 credits in Science/Technology including Modern Physics. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 9,667

Tuition fee, total: SEK 9,667

About the course

Which detectors are more appropriate for measurement of different types of ionising radiation and how do they work? How are measurement results analysed and interpreted? These and other questions are discussed in the course, giving an insight into the methods used to measure ionising radiation.

Apart from the basics the course will discuss applications from industry, medicine and research, for example measurement of natural and artificial sources of radiation, dosimetry and radiation protection, spectroscopic measurements as well as imaging techniques. The course is suitable for participants from industry and public authorities.

More information


Department of Physics and Astronomy

Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1

Box 516, 751 20 UPPSALA

Study counsellor


Telephone: +46 18 471 35 21