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Nuclear Medicine: Science & Practice MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert

Our Nuclear Medicine: Science & Practice course will give you the skills to deliver safe, high-quality nuclear medicine services based on training in a strong scientific and academic framework in an approved structured service environment.

Key benefits

  • GMC approved course for nuclear medicine training in the UK.
  • Conveniently based in central London
  • All learning materials, including audio- recorded lectures, are accessible online via King’s E-learning and Teaching Service (KEATS) to support distance learning.
  • Contact with experts and key opinion leaders from across the UK.
  • Close links with leading London Medical Schools and nuclear medicine departments.


This course draws on professional expertise from many disciplines. Our lectures will instruct you in clinical practice, radiopharmaceutical, scientific and regulatory issues in nuclear medicine, as well as providing a solid foundation in diagnostic nuclear oncology and radionuclide therapy. The course features practical components, ranging from clinical observations, audit, physics and radiopharmacy experiments and original research

This course will develop your skills so that you can provide safe, high-quality nuclear medicine services.

Course format and assessment


If you are an MSc student, you will have 222 hours of lectures. You will undertake a work placement and we expect you to undertake 10 hours of self-study each week.

If you are a PG Dip student, you will have 174 hours of lectures. We expect you to undertake 10 hours of self-study each week.

If you are a PG Cert student, you will have 120 hours of lectures. We expect you to undertake 10 hours of self-study each week.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.


We will assess you through a variety of methods, including:

  • unseen written exams
  • coursework
  • practical logbooks
  • written thesis.

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they may change if the course modules change.

Regulating body

King’s College London is regulated by the Office for Students.

Extra information

This course is primarily taught at the King’s College London St Thomas’ Campus. All teaching materials are accessible on line via the KEATs eLearning platform to support distance learning and revision. Lectures are delivered at St Thomas’ Hospital with a short mini module at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Work placements are usually undertaken in the students’ own institution (UK students) or in major London teaching hospitals.  

Career prospects

Our graduates take the skills and knowledge they develop with us to work in a range of nuclear medicine services.

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