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Masters degrees in Medical Physics – Radiation study the application of Physics to the development and deployment of radiation technology in a clinical setting, detecting and treating disorders and diseases.
Related postgraduate specialisms include Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy. Entry requirements normally include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as Medicine or Physics.
Courses in this field take an interdisciplinary approach to the design of advanced medical and biotechnology products and systems.
Training will typically include methodologies in three main areas. The first is in diagnostic radiology, using x-ray machines to obtain images of a patient’s body and determine any abnormalities. You may wish to specialise in an area of the field such as radiation oncology, which is the detection and treatment of various forms of cancer.
The second is nuclear medicine, which introduces radioactive substances to the patient for diagnosis or treatment. Finally, you could also explore techniques in radiotherapy, which uses ionising radiation to cure diseases such as cancer.
Careers typically include roles in clinical and healthcare settings, such as hospitals and specialist diagnostic departments. Other careers may include policy-making and administration for central government and related regulatory authorities.
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The MSc Medical Imaging programme is intended to provide a Masters-level postgraduate education in the knowledge, skills and understanding of engineering design of advanced medical and biotechnology products and systems. Read more
Our Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering first began in 1991 and provides all of the necessary technical knowledge, expertise and transferable skills to succeed in one of the fastest growing engineering disciplines. Read more
As a practising therapeutic radiographer, this unique programme allows you to quickly and easily obtain a full masters qualification. Having an MSc Radiotherapy will enable you to meet the standards expected by the profession and greatly enhance your career prospects. Read more
Our MSc in Cancer Biology and Radiotherapy Physics is ideal if you wish to pursue a career in cancer research and/or cancer therapy involving ionising radiation. Read more
For health care professionals from diverse backgrounds who wish to expand their knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of oncology, this full-time programme is particularly suitable for medical professionals with an interest in clinical, medical, surgical and translational oncology. Read more
The entry route to the MSc involves successful completion of the Advanced Radiation Therapy Practice P.Grad. Diploma followed by a transfer onto a top-up M.Sc year. Read more
Nuclear science has a wealth of applications, but with its use comes a high level of environmental responsibility. Established in 1972, our MSc in Radiation and Environmental Protection is one of the UK’s longest-running courses in the field of nuclear science and its applications. Read more
If you want to study Medical Physics with applications in nuclear medicine, radiotherapy, electronics and MRI University of Aberdeen has a world renowned historic reputation within major global innovation in this health area. Read more
A programme for health care professionals from diverse backgrounds who wish to expand their knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of oncology, including medical and oncology trainees, nurses, pharmacists, radiographers, vets, and clinical trial co-ordinators. Read more
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. Read more