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  Physics and Engineering in Medicine by Distance Learning MSc

Online University College London    Faculty of Engineering Sciences

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full time, 2 years part time, 5 years flexible
Engineering (12) Medicine (26) Physics (29)

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Embark on a transformative academic journey with the MSc in Physics and Engineering in Medicine by Distance Learning at UCL. This innovative programme mirrors the on-campus radiation physics stream, catering to individuals constrained by work commitments or international locations. Delivered through video lectures, online tutorials, and e-learning resources, students delve into the fundamental physics principles driving modern medical advancements. From ionising to non-ionising radiation applications, the curriculum equips learners with the skills to navigate the dynamic landscape of medical science technologies. Ideal for physics or engineering graduates aspiring to carve a niche in healthcare, the course nurtures interdisciplinary expertise essential for roles as medical physicists in diverse settings. Accredited by the UK Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, this programme ensures a comprehensive training experience, fostering employability within the healthcare sector. Elevate your career prospects and immerse yourself in a world of cutting-edge research and clinical facilities with UCL's renowned Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering department.

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This programme pathway is identical to the campus-delivered radiation physics stream but is designed for students unable to travel to London because of their work duties or international location. Teaching is delivered via video lectures, top-up online tutorials and additional e-learning resources, with coursework and supervised examinations arranged across the world by the British Council.

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Entry Requirements

A minimum of an upper-second class UK Bachelor’s degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in physics, engineering, computer science, mathematics, or other closely related discipline. Workplace knowledge and expertise are also considered. Applicants with a lower than upper-second class degree may be invited for a short online interview with programme tutors as part of their application process.


UK tuition fees (2024/25)
Full-time: £17,300
Part-time: £8,650

Overseas tuition fees (2024/25)
Full-time: £31,100
Part-time: £15,550

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