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Medical Radiation 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. The course builds on the highly successful research partnerships between the College of Medicine and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University (ABMU) Health Board, including the Institute of Life Science and Centre for NanoHealth initiatives, and ongoing work in Monte Carlo-based radiotherapy modelling and dosimeter development, body composition, tissue characterisation and novel modes of the detection of disease with state-of-the-art CT and MRI facilities.

Entry requirements

First or second class honours degree in Engineering or the Physical Sciences. Students whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component) or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules typically include: Introduction to the Practice of Medical Physicists and Clinical Engineers; Nanoscale Simulation; Physics of the Body; Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology; Research Methods; Radiation Protection; Radiation Physics; Radiotherapy Physics; Medical Imaging; Advanced Radiotherapy; MSc Research Project.

Assessment methods

The award of the MSc is based on satisfactory performance in examinations, continuous assessment and research dissertation. The examinations are taken in January and May/June and, if passed satisfactorily, students move on to the full-time research project during the summer. The research dissertation is submitted in September and is examined externally.

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