Master of Medical Physics (Leuven et al)


KU Leuven    Faculty of Science

Full time September MSc 120 ECTS (2 years)
Physics (29)

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The Master of Medical Physics is a prestigious programme offered jointly by UCLouvain and KU Leuven. Over the course of two years, this programme equips you with the skills to work as a radiation physicist in hospitals, the medical industry, government organizations, or research institutions. You'll delve into nuclear physics and chemistry, gaining a deep understanding of how they apply to medical physics. You'll also learn about the human body, including biological effects and safety measures related to ionising radiation. Excitingly, you'll have the chance to specialize in radiotherapy, radiology, or nuclear medicine during an internship at a renowned hospital, using cutting-edge equipment. A bachelor's degree in Physics is required for entry. Visit the programme's website for more information.

About the course

The programme focusses on the relevant nuclear physics and nuclear chemistry aspects for a medical physicist. You will become familiar with the structure and functioning of the human body, as well as with the biological effects and health risks and safety issues related with ionising radiation. You further get acquainted with basic techniques and specialised methods in radiotherapy, radiology or nuclear medicine.

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Entry Requirements

To be eligible to the Master of Medical Physics, you must have obtained a bachelor degree in Physics.

You can enrol in this programme after an admission procedure and with a limited preparatory programme when you obtained a degree in:

Bachelor of Engineering Sciences
Bachelor of Chemistry
Bachelor of Industrial Engineering: nuclear technology
Bachelor of Bioscience Engineering

You should also have a good command of both spoken and written English.


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