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BSc- MSc Medical Physics

Catalog id : F350
 Course Level
Integrated UG-PG Program
Full Time

4 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

20700 GBP
9000 GBP
12 GBP

Application fee

International 12 GBP
National 12 GBP
Engineering Sciences
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92

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About this course

This four-year programme offers an extra year over the Physics with Medical Physics BSc in which you will extend your knowledge by taking additional advanced modules. You are advised to apply for the MSci programme initially but transfer between the BSc and MSci is possible during the first two years.

  • We have close links to several major teaching hospitals and our staff work side-by-side with doctors and health professionals.
  • With our highly rated research, the expert knowledge of our staff will directly benefit the lectures and teaching sessions you attend.
  • Most medical physics classes are small (fewer than 35 students) providing you with an informal, interactive teaching environment in which you can easily raise questions. Our department achieved 100% overall satisfaction in the 2014 National Student Survey.
  • The programme is accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP) providing the first step to chartered physicist status.

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Eligibility Criteria

British Council International Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Version)

  • Standard level: Overall grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the subtests.
  • Good level: Overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests.
  • Advanced level: Overall grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests.


Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

  • Standard level: Score of 92 overall with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening
  • Good level: Score of 100 overall with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening
  • Advanced level: Score of 109 overall 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening

Other accepted qualifications

  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English
  • Cambridge English Language 1119
  • Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) Ordinary Level in English Language
  • City & Guilds International ESOL (8984)
  • UCL Pre-sessional English courses
  • UCL Diploma in English for Academic Purposes
  • Hong Kong Certificate of Education English Language (Standards-Referenced Reporting Scheme)
  • Malaysian Certificate of Education English Language Communicational (122)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) - when examined in 2013 or beyond
  • European School Leaving/Matriculation Certificates
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic)

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Course Modules

Year 1 :

Compulsory modules

  • Atoms, Stars and the Universe
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Introduction to Medical Imaging
  • Mathematical Methods I
  • Mathematical Methods II 
  • Practical Skills
  • Thermal Physics
  • Waves, Optics and Acoustics

Optional modules
All first year modules are compulsory.

Year 2 :

Compulsory modules

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Introduction to Biophysics
  • Mathematical Methods III
  • Physics of the Human Body
  • Practical Physics
  • Quantum Physics
  • Statistical Thermodynamics

Optional modules
All second year modules are compulsory.

Year 3 :

Compulsory modules

  • Experimental Physics
  • Group Project

Optional modules
You will select three of the following:

  • Electromagnetic Theory
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics
  • Solid State Physics
  • Quantum Mechanics

Plus three of the following Medical Physics options:

  • Aspects of Bioengineering
  • Applications of Biomedical Engineering
  • Computing in Medicine
  • Medical Electronics and Neural Engineering
  • Medical Imaging with Ionising Radiation
  • MRI and Biomedical Optics
  • Optics in Medicine
  • Physiological Monitoring
  • Treatment with Ionising Radiation
  • Ultrasound in Medicine.

Year 4 :

Compulsory module
Medical Physics Project

Optional modules
You will select 1.5 credits of further medical physics options (see above), plus 1.0 credit from suitable physics or approved outside options.


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How to Apply

Application for admission should be made through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). Applicants currently at school or college will be provided with advice on the process; however, applicants who have left school or who are based outside the United Kingdom may obtain information directly from UCAS.

Your application will be especially interesting to us if you can demonstrate your interest in the medical applications of physics and engineering. You should be motivated by a desire to apply your training to the pursuit of improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Relevant work experience, project work and your knowledge of issues and current affairs surrounding this field will assist your application.


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