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Radiation Dosimetry

  • Number of credits 15 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2024

About the course

In this course, knowledge from radiation interaction is applied to determine, among other things, the energy deposited by ionizing radiation, which is important for radiation protection calculations, dose planning in radiation therapy, etc. The course begins with rehearsing and developing parts of the radiation interaction. Quantities and concepts used in radiation dosimetry are then introduced. Furthermore, how radiation can be detected and quantified is studied, what differentiates measured values ​​from the quantities you want to determine and how to correct for differences between these. An introduction to microdosimetry and internal dosimetry is also given here, both of which are important for determining the intentional and unintentional damage that radiation can cause in humans.

The course includes a compulsory laboratory and a compulsory project work.

Application and eligibility

Radiation Dosimetry, 15 credits

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Autumn Term 2024 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


2 October 2024


3 December 2024

Study location



English (upon request)

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

At least 90 ECTS credits including the course Radiation Interaction 7.5 ECTS, or corresponding. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A/6. Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.


Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



Please note: This application round is intended only for applicants within the EU/EEA and Switzerland. Online application service in Swedish will open 15 March 2024 at 13:00 CET. Application deadline is 15 April 2024. How to apply

Application and tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 35,700

Total fee

SEK 35,700

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Contactperson for the course is:
Erik Nilsson