University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Medical Physics

**Why choose this course** Can the application of physics concepts, theories and methods save lives? Our MSc in Medical Physics is internationally renowned. We are accredited by the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM). We have trained more than 1,000 medical physicists, so you can look forward to pioneering teaching during your time at Surrey. **What you will study** The syllabus for our MSc in Medical Physics will provide you with the knowledge, skills and experience required for a modern graduate medical physicist. It places more emphasis than many other similar 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 of modern imaging and treatments, and you will gain a set of experimental skills essential in a modern medical physicist's job. These skills are gained through experimental sessions in our Department of Physics and through practical experiences at collaborating hospitals using advanced clinical facilities.

Entry requirements

MSc: A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in either Chemistry, Engineering or Physics, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. We'll also consider relevant work experience if you don't meet these requirements. English language requirements IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in each other element.

Course modules

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. FULL-TIME Year 1 (full-time) EXPERIMENTAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS FOR MEDICAL PHYSICS - Compulsory INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY AND RADIATION BIOLOGY - Compulsory RADIATION MEASUREMENT - Compulsory RADIATION PHYSICS - Compulsory DIAGNOSTIC APPLICATIONS OF IONISING RADIATION PHYSICS - Compulsory EXTENDED GROUP PROJECT - Compulsory NON-IONISING RADIATION IMAGING - Compulsory RESEARCH PROJECT AND DISSERTATION - Compulsory THERAPY PHYSICS - Compulsory Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7 There are no optional modules PART-TIME Year 1 (part-time) EXPERIMENTAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS FOR MEDICAL PHYSICS - Compulsory RADIATION MEASUREMENT - Compulsory RADIATION PHYSICS - Compulsory DIAGNOSTIC APPLICATIONS OF IONISING RADIATION PHYSICS - Compulsory EXTENDED GROUP PROJECT - Compulsory Optional modules for Year 1 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7 There are no optional modules Year 2 (part-time) EXPERIMENTAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS FOR MEDICAL PHYSICS - Compulsory INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY AND RADIATION BIOLOGY - Compulsory NON-IONISING RADIATION IMAGING - Compulsory RESEARCH PROJECT AND DISSERTATION - Compulsory THERAPY PHYSICS - Compulsory Optional modules for Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7 There are no optional modules

Sponsorship information

Academic performance prizes Hounsfield Prize A prize of £200 is awarded annually for the best research dissertation in the field of Medical Physics. Sir Godfrey was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1979 for his work on Computed Tomography. Mayneord Prize A prize of £200 in memory of Professor Valentine Mayneord will be awarded to the student with the best overall performance on the MSc in Medical Physics. Professor Mayneord was one of the pioneers of medical physics, who had a long association with the department and encouraged the growth of teaching and research in the field. Glen Knoll Prize A prize of £300 in memory of Prof Glenn Knoll is awarded annually to a student with outstanding performance in Radiation Physics and Radiation Measurement on any of the Department's MSc programmes. Prof Knoll was a world-leading authority in radiation detection with a long association with the Department. IPEM Student Prize (MSc Medical Physics) A prize of £250 awarded to a student on the MSc in Medical Physics programme with outstanding performance in their dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 - 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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