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Clinical Science (Pathways in Medical Physics and Physiological Sciences) MSc

Clinical Science (Pathways in Medical Physics and Physiological Sciences) MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Clinical Services Administration Medical Physics

Course type


Course Summary

This accredited course co-ordinates specialist contributions from clinical scientists, consultants, clinical networks and departments. It uses facilities from Newcastle University and Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The course offers specialist pathways in medical physics and physiological sciences and is available to the healthcare science workforce and through competitive national recruitment.

This specialist course runs under the NHS Scientist Training Programme (STP) and is accredited by the National School for Healthcare Science Accreditation Unit. Combining academic and workplace learning, the formal teaching element is delivered through structured residential teaching blocks and online study.


There are two pathways:

Medical Physics offers specialisms in:

radiotherapy physics
radiation safety physics
imaging with ionising radiation
imaging with non-ionising radiation

Physiological Sciences offers specialisms in:

cardiac science
vascular science
gastrointestinal physiology
urodynamic science.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


36 months

Start date



The overall aim of this module is to ensure that the student has the knowledge, skills and experience of the role of research, development and innovation in the NHS in improving patient care, including prevention, diagnostics, treatment and service delivery. On completion of this module and the research project, students should be able to generate ideas; assess, plan, conduct, evaluate, interpret and report research and innovation projects, which includes original research; and disseminate the findings and, where appropriate, the adoption of the findings. Students should also be able to use research to improve practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

There are two routes to study the courses, both through the National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS): direct entry route: competitive entry through national recruitment; in-service entry route: if you work in an existing healthcare science workforce, with the agreement of your employers.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has developed a presence in three similarly vibrant and globally-connected locations – London, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide both a global...more

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