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MSci in Medical Physics (Full Time)

University College London

Course Description

This four-year programme offers an extra year over the Physics with Medical Physics BSc in which you will extend your knowledge by taking additional advanced modules. You are advised to apply for the MSci programme initially but transfer between the BSc and MSci is possible during the first two years.

  • We have close links to several major teaching hospitals and our staff work side-by-side with doctors and health professionals.

  • With our highly rated research, the expert knowledge of our staff will be of direct benefit in the lectures and teaching sessions you attend.

  • Most medical physics classes are small (fewer than 35 students) providing you with an informal, interactive teaching environment in which you can easily raise questions.

  • The programme is accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP) providing the first step to chartered physicist status.

This four-year programme offers an extra year over the Physics with Medical Physics BSc in which you will extend your knowledge by taking additional advanced modules. You are advised to apply for the MSci programme initially but transfer between the BSc and MSci is possible during the first two years. We have close links to several major teaching hospitals and our staff...

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Course Content

An indicative guide to the structure of this programme, year by year.

Year 1

Core or compulsory module(s)

  • Atoms, Stars and the Universe
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Introduction to Medical Imaging
  • Mathematical Methods I
  • Mathematical Methods II
  • Practical Skills
  • Thermal Physics
  • Waves, Optics and Acoustics

Optional modules

All first year modules are compulsory.

Year 2

Core or compulsory module(s)

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Introduction to Biophysics
  • Mathematical Methods III
  • Physics of the Human Body
  • Practical Physics
  • Quantum Physics
  • Statistical Physics of Matter

Optional modules

All second year modules are compulsory.

Year 3

Core or compulsory module(s)

  • Experimental Physics
  • Group Project

Optional modules

You will select three of the following:

  • Electromagnetic Theory
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics
  • Solid State Physics
  • Quantum Mechanics


Plus three of the following Medical Physics options:

  • Applications of Biomedical Engineering
  • Computing in Medicine
  • Medical Electronics and Neural Engineering
  • Medical Imaging with Ionising Radiation
  • MRI and Biomedical Optics
  • Physiological Monitoring
  • Treatment with Ionising Radiation
  • Biomedical Ultrasound

Students are able to take an appropriate module outside of those listed above at the discretion of the Programme Tutor.

Year 4

Core or compulsory module(s)

Medical Physics Project

Optional modules

You will select 1.5 credits of further medical physics options (see below), plus 1.0 credit from suitable physics or approved outside options.

Medical Physics options include:

  • Applications of Biomedical Engineering
  • Computing in Medicine
  • Medical Electronics and Neural Engineering
  • Medical Imaging with Ionising Radiation
  • MRI and Biomedical Optics
  • Physiological Monitoring
  • Treatment with Ionising Radiation
  • Biomedical Ultrasound
  • Computer Assisted Surgery and Therapy
  • Information Processing for Medical Imaging
  • Research Software Engineering with Python

An indicative guide to the structure of this programme, year by year. Year 1 Core or compulsory module(s) Atoms, Stars and the Universe Classical Mechanics Introduction to Medical Imaging Mathematical Methods I Mathematical Methods II Practical...

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Entry Requirements

A Levels

Grades

AAA

Subjects

Mathematics and Physics required at grade A.

GCSEs

English Language and Mathematics at grade C or 5. For UK-based students, a grade C or 5 or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment, further details at: www.ucl.ac.uk/ug-reqs

Contextual offer

Grades

AAB (more about contextual offers)

Subjects

Mathematics and Physics required at grade A.

GCSEs

English Language and Mathematics at grade C or 5. For UK-based students, a grade C or 5 or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment, further details at: www.ucl.ac.uk/ug-reqs

IB Diploma

Points

38

Subjects

A score of 18 points in three higher level subjects including grade 6 in Mathematics and Physics, with no score lower than 5.

Contextual offer

Points

36 (more about contextual offers)

Subjects

A score of 17 points in three higher level subjects including grade 6 in Mathematics and Physics, with no score lower than 5. Grade 6 in Higher Level Mathematics required.

English language requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. Information about the evidence required, acceptable qualifications and test providers can be found on our English language requirements page.

The English language level for this programme is: Standard

A variety of English language programmes are offered at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education.

A Levels Grades AAA Subjects Mathematics and Physics required at grade A. GCSEs English Language and Mathematics at grade C or 5. For UK-based students, a grade C or 5 or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is...

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Assessment Methods

Modules are normally assessed by a combination of coursework and end-of-year examination.

Modules are normally assessed by a combination of coursework and end-of-year examination.