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 medical physics.

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 3-5 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, and there is a tutorial system for distance learning students led by a dedicated MSc student tutor. For more information, please click on the link above.

Modules

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 a project.

Term 1

MPHYGB17 Clinical practice
MPHYGB22 Applications of Bioengineering
MPHYGB27 Computing in Medicine
MPHYGB30 Ionising Radiation Physics: Interactions and Dosimetry
MPHYG886 Optics in Medicine

Term 2
MPHYGB10 Medical Imaging (Non-ionising)
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

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
MPHYGB10 Medical Imaging (Non-ionising)
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)

MPHYGB31 The Viva Module (15 credits, taken in early September)

Physics and Engineering in Medicine (by distance learning)

1. 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, a number taken per year, with examinations in late April/May

MPHYGB30 Ionising Radiation Physics: Interactions and Dosimetry
MPHYG886 Optics in Medicine
MPHYGB32
Clinical practice (by distance learning)
MPHYGB27
Computing in Medicine
MPHYGB10
Medical Imaging (Non-ionising)
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

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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.