The program was designed to train specialists in the area of the operation of instruments and methods for analyzing and calculating the radiation fields of ionizing radiation sources at the stages of their development, operation and decommissioning; studying effects of radiation on biological objects and the environment, and providing radiation safety measures to prevent radiation accidents.

Under this program, the students will be able to participate in the development of scientific and technological projects, related to the design of biological protection of ionizing radiation sources within the real R&D projects. It is worth mentioning, that Tomsk Polytechnic University possesses advanced facility and equipment, allowing students to practice theoretical knowledge and gain practical skills. For example, Tomsk University has more than 30 research laboratories and R&D centers, Nuclear Research Reactors, Material Measurement Center, and many others.  Additionally, the area Nuclear Physics and Technology is one of the promising area, which is currently thirsty of good specialists. The following program considerably increases your chances to find a high paying job.

Degree title                           

Master of Science in Radiation Safety Technologies

Duration2 academic years
Application deadline10.08 (fall semester)
Contact for application issues

International Admission Office (preferably)

E-mail: omrs@tpu.ru

Tel: +7 (3822) 60-64-76

Online Application

Program contacts:

Division for Nuclear-Fuel Cycle

Learning output

The program will provide students with all necessary skills and knowledge to:

  • create theoretical and mathematical models describing condensed state of matter, propagation and interaction of radiation with matter, and effects of ionizing radiation on materials, humans and environmental objects
  • develop new methods for calculating modern physical equipment and devices, methods for recording ionizing radiation, and methods for evaluating the quantitative characteristics of nuclear materials
  • calculate and conduct conceptual and design study of modern physical equipment and devices
  • analyze technical and theoretical aspects of a project, taking into account their compliance with the requirements of laws in the field of ecology, radiation and nuclear safety, and other related regulations
  • team and project management skills
  • possess and apply knowledge of radiation and nuclear safety in the production process of the nuclear industry

The field of professional activity of the program graduates is related to:

  • plasmatrons; plasma, laser, membrane, ion-exchange installations; technologies for obtaining monoisotope and isotopically modified products
  • mathematical models for theoretical and experimental studies of phenomena and laws in the field of physics of separation of isotopic and molecular mixtures
  • equipment for testing; control systems of buffer amplifier; technological equipment for processing, recycling and disposal of industrial waste


The program curriculum includes the following subjects:

  • Interaction of Radiation with Biological Objects
  • Dosimetry of Ionizing Radiation
  • Special Chapters of Higher Mathematics (integral equations and solution of ill-posed problems)
  • Medical and Biological Fundamentals of Radiation Safety
  • Sources of Ionizing Radiation
  • Spectrometry in Radioecology
  • Transfer and Distribution of Radioactive Substances
  • Professional English
  • Legislation of Radiation Safety
  • Instrumental Methods of Radiation Safety and Radioecology
  • Protection Against Ionizing Radiation
  • Metrology of Ionizing Radiation
  • and others

Areas of expertise and employment

The program graduates will be able to work as engineers, designers, researchers, dosimetrists, deputy heads at the enterprises and organizations of nuclear, petroleum, chemical industries, and research laboratories.