Taught course

Medical Physics

University of Surrey · Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

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Entry requirements

A minimum UK 2:2 in a UK honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in Chemistry, Engineering, Physics or a related discipline.

Subjects related to Computer Science, Health Sciences, Mathematics, Medical Imaging or Radiological Sciences may also be considered. Relevant industrial experience may also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

The syllabus for the MSc Medical Physics is designed to provide the knowledge, skills and experience required for a modern graduate medical physicist.

It places more emphasis than many other courses on topics beyond ionising radiation (X-rays and radiotherapy) to include, amongst other topics, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound and the use of lasers in medicine.

You will learn the theoretical foundations underpinning modern imaging and treatment modalities, and will gain a set of experimental skills essential in a modern medical physicist’s job. These skills are gained through experimental sessions in the Department of Physics and practical experiences at collaborating hospitals using state-of-the-art clinical facilities.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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