Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering


PG Dip/MSc in Physics & Engineering in Medicine

MSc Programme Leader: Dr Jamie Harle

MSc by Distance Learning Tutor: Mr Billy Dennis

Admissions Tutor: Dr Martin Fry

We offer a single MSc degree programme in Physics and Engineering in Medicine, which provides graduates with a thorough understanding of core topics in medical physics and biomedical engineering in addition to specialised training, through optional modules and project work, tailored to one of three specialised streams:

  • Radiation Physics (RP)
  • Biomedical Engineering and Medical Imaging (BEMI)
  • Medical Image Computing (MIC)

This MSc has its origins going back to 1958, where it was founded by two University of London Professors, John Eric Roberts and the Nobel laureate Sir Joseph Rotblat.

The aim of our MSc programme is to provide a theoretical and practical knowledge base for those with an interest in developing an inter-disciplinary approach to science and engineering applied to healthcare, with particular emphasis on those seeking employment as medical physicists or biomedical engineers in hospital, industry or university employment sectors.

A selected pathway of taught modules of the Radiation Physics stream is accredited by the UK Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM).  This pathway is available for both the campus and online deliveries of the MSc.


Distance Learning

The MSc by Distance Learning was launched in the Autumn term of 2011, and produced its first graduates in 2014. It is normally completed over 3-4 years, with a fifth year available as contingency. The degree by distance-learning involves completing the same examinations, coursework and project stages that the campus-based students study on the Radiation Physics stream. Lectures are delivered by online content, normally through videos of the lectures coupled with additional support and learning resources. There is also a bespoke tutorial system for distance learning students led by a dedicated MSc student tutor.

Radiation Physics (IPEM Accredited)
Biomedical Engineering & Medical Imaging
Medical Image Computing
PG Dip/MSc in Physics and Engineering in Medicine by Distance Learning (IPEM Accredited)
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