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Clinical Science (Medical Physics), MSc

Clinical Science (Medical Physics), MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Medical Physics

Course type


Course Summary

This three-year MSc Clinical Science (Medical Physics) degree is hosted by the Medical School and builds on an existing collaboration with the NHS. It provides the primary route for attaining the professional title of Clinical Scientist in the field of Medical Physics. The programme is accredited by the National School of Health Care Science (NSHCS) and delivers the academic component of the Scientist Training Programme for medical physics trainees, within the Modernising Scientific Careers framework defined by the UK Department of Health. This course offers you the chance to specialise in either radiotherapy physics or radiation safety. This Master’s degree is only suitable if you are sponsored by an NHS or an equivalent health care provider.

Your face-to-face teaching on campus will be supplemented by radiation science laboratories, CT and MRI imaging system demonstrations, computer image processing and modelling laboratories (MATLAB). Throughout your degree the emphasis will be on practical as well as analytical skills. We have carefully designed the course to provide you with an increased knowledge and understanding of Clinical Science (Medical Physics), and the skills you need to apply your learning to professional practice. As such, this Master’s degree will give you the in-depth knowledge of the field to potentially enhance your prospects for career progression.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date



The theory of the use of ionising radiation in medical imaging and medical physics practice in nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need first or a second class honours degree in engineering or the physical sciences. This Master’s degree is only suitable for trainees sponsored by an NHS or equivalent Health-care Provider.