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Clinical Science (Medical Physics)

Visit our website for more information on fees, scholarships, postgraduate loans and other funding options to study at Swansea University - winner of the 'Postgraduate' category at the WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2017. This programme builds on an existing collaboration with the NHS in providing the primary route for attaining the professional title of Clinical Scientist in the field of Medical Physics. The programme is accredited by the NHS and provides 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, and offers students the chance to specialise in either radiotherapy physics or radiation safety. This Master's degree is only suitable for trainees sponsored by an NHS or an equivalent health care provider.

Entry requirements

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.

Course modules

Modules typically include: introduction to the practice of medical physicists and clinical engineers in health care; medical imaging; nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology; radiation protection; radiotherapy physics; research methods in medical physics and clinical engineering; advanced radiotherapy; advanced radiation safety.

Assessment methods

The award of the MSc is based on satisfactory performance in examinations, continuous assessment and research dissertation.

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