Information for MSc students

Degree Programmes

MSc in Physics and Engineering in Medicine:

Our MSc degree can be completed in London through three streams depending on the interests and career aspirations of the applicant: Radiation Physics (RP), Biomedical Engineering & Medical Imaging (BEMI) and Medical Image Computing (MIC). The degree title in all cases remains “MSc in Physics and Engineering in Medicine” but the stream that the student takes is also stated on the degree certificate to reflect their specialisation within the programme.

The stream is chosen by the student once enrolled and studying in London, with the final choice is made in induction week at UCL in the Autumn term, or shortly afterwards. Click on the link above to find out more about this MSc, which has its origins over 60 years ago as the original University of London MSc in Radiation Physics, the oldest Masters course globally in physics applied to medicine.

MSc in Physics and Engineering in Medicine (distance learning):

This programme was launched in the Autumn term of 2011, and produced its first graduates in 2014. It is normally completed over 2-4 years. The MSc degree by distance-learning (DL) is an off-campus delivery of the Radiation Physics stream and involves completing the same examinations, coursework and project stages as the campus-based MSc students on the RP stream. Lectures are delivered by online content, normally through videos of the lectures coupled with support resources. There is a bespoke tutorial system for distance learning students led by a dedicated MSc student tutor. For more information, please click on the link above.

Modules

Physics and Engineering in Medicine (Radiation Physics and Biomedical Engineering & Medical Imaging streams)

The following taught modules are offered for the RP and BEMI streams All taught modules are worth 15 credits, with 180 required in total for an MSc award (120 from taught modules, 60 from the project) . A Postgraduate Diploma is made up of 120 credits without students completing a project.

Term 1

MPHYGB17 Clinical practice
MPHYGB22 Applications of Bioengineering
MPHYGB27 Computing in Medicine
MPHYGB30 Ionising Radiation Physics: Interactions and Dosimetry
MPHYG910 Magnetic Resonance Imaging & Biomedical Optics

Term 2
MPHYG900 Ultrasound in Medicine
MPHYGB11 Medical Imaging (Ionising)
MPHYGB19 Treatment with Ionising Radiation
MPHYGB20 Medical Electronics and Control
MPHYGB21 Aspects of Bioengineering

Terms 1, 2, 3 and Summer
MPHYGB97 Research Project (60 credits) 
MPHYGB31
 The Viva Module (15 credits taken in September)


Physics and Engineering in Medicine (Medical Image Computing stream)

The following taught modules are offered for the MIC stream All taught modules are worth 15 credits, with 180 required in total for an MSc award . There is no viva in the MIC stream.

Term 1

MPHYGB17 Clinical practice
MPHYGB30 Ionising Radiation Physics: Interactions and Dosimetry
MPHYGB24 Programming Foundations for Medical Imaging Analysis
COMPGV12 Image Processing

Term 2

MPHYGB06 Information Processing for Medical Imaging
MPHYG900 Ultrasound in Medicine
MPHYGB11 Medical Imaging (Ionising)
MPHYGB07 Image Directed Analysis & Therapy
COMPGV17 Computational Modelling for Biomedical Imaging

Terms 1, 2, 3 and Summer 
MPHYGB97 Research Project (Medical Image Computing)


Physics and Engineering in Medicine (by distance learning)

The MSc by distance learning covers the content and learning outcomes of the Radiation Physics stream, with students completing the same xminations and coursework as the campus students. All taught modules are worth 15 credits, with 180 required in total for an MSc award (120 from taught modules, 60 from the project) . A Postgraduate Diploma is made up of 120 credits without a project

Flexibly delivered modules, with several taken per year, with examinations in late April/May/early June

MPHYGB30 Ionising Radiation Physics: Interactions and Dosimetry
MPHYG910 Magnetic Resonance Imaging & Biomedical Optics
MPHYGB32
Clinical practice (by distance learning)
MPHYGB27
Computing in Medicine
MPHYG900 Ultrasound in Medicine
MPHYGB11 Medical Imaging (Ionising)
MPHYGB19
Treatment with Ionising Radiation

Flexibly delivered modules, normally taken in the final year of study

MPHYGB97 Research Project (60 credits)
MPHYGB31
 The Viva Module (15 credits)

Projects

A list of currently available project titles is available here

For more information about the 60 credit research project module, please visit the  visit the MPHYGB97 site here

Previous projects: [2010] [2011][2012][2013][2014]
The Joseph Rotblat Prize for the most outstanding MSc student

Course information

MSc Handbook
Term dates
Free online textbooks

Entry requirements

We generally require a 2:1 in a relevant undergraduate degree such as physics or an engineering discipline for entry without interview.  We accept applicants with a 2:2 degree, or with considerable workplace or related healthcare qualifications, normally after a short assessment via an online interview. If you are unsure about the relvance of your qualifications or experience please contact us at msc-enquiries@medphys.ucl.ac.uk.

Fees for 2015/16 entry

UK/EU Full-time UK/EU Part-time Overseas Full-time Distance learning option
£10,765 £5,560 £22,350 £16,690 Pro rata

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Important note for overseas students

The Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) was introduced by the British Government in 2007 as a mandatory requirement for certain overseas postgraduate students in technological subjects. You will need an ATAS certificate if you are a non EU/EEA (including Switzerland) citizen and intend to undertake graduate study on campus in the Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering.

For more details, see UCL's requirements, and the Foreign Office's requirements.