UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Physics and Engineering in Medicine (Radiation Physics)

This programme pathway is designed for students with a developing interest in radiation physics, both ionising and non-ionising, that underpin many of the imaging and treatment technologies applied in modern medicine. Students gain an understanding of scientific principles and practices that are used in hospitals, industries and research laboratories through lectures, problem-solving sessions, a research project and collaborative work.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in physics, engineering, computer science, mathematics, or another closely related discipline, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Workplace knowledge and expertise are also considered. Applicants with a lower than 2nd Class degree may be invited for a short online interview with course tutors as part of their application process.

Course modules

Core modules: clinical practice; medical imaging (ionising); ultrasound in medicine; magnetic resonance imaging and biomedical optics; research project; viva module; computing in medicine; ionising radiation physics: interactions and dosimetry; treatment with ionising Radiation. Options: aspects of biomedical engineering; optics in medicine; medical devices and applications.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, tutorials, assignments and a research project. Lecturers are drawn from UCL and from London teaching hospitals including UCLH, St. Bartholomew's, and the Royal Free Hospital. Assessment is through supervised examination, coursework and assignments, a research dissertation and an oral examination.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 11,090 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 23,440 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 5,725 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 11,460 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Full-time - 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

Key information

Course Director
Telephone number: 
0207 679 2548