Physics - Medical Physics

Entrance to this programme requires a degree in physics or a related discipline with a significant physics content. An upper second class honours or international equivalent is required.

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 60)
Medical Physics is the branch of physics that applies the concepts and principles of physics to the diagnosis and treatment of human disease. The MSc in Medical Physics is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in Medical Physics, either in a clinical environment or in research.

Subjects taught

Med. Sciences for Biomed.Engin ANAT20090
Data Science in Python (MD)COMP47670
Biostatistics IPHPS40190
Radiological Physics PHYC40980
Detectors and Dosimetry PHYC40990
Medical Imaging Physics IPHYC41000
Radiation Oncology Physics IPHYC41010
Radiation Protection & Safety PHYC41020
Medical Imaging Physics IIPHYC41030
Radiation Oncology Physics IIPHYC41040
Radiobiology & Ethics PHYC41050
Cross Sectional Anatomy RDGY41220

Entry requirements

Places will be offered to candidates with a strong foundation in basic physics, as demonstrated by the achievement of an undergraduate or graduate degree in Physics or a degree in an Engineering discipline with a coursework component equivalent to a minor in physics. A minimum of an upper second-class honours or equivalent will be normally required for entry, although students with a strong physics background and lower second class honours degree may be accepted.

Students who do not have English as their first language should meet UCD requirements for English Language.

Application dates

The following entry routes are available:

GDip Medical Physics FT (T344)
Duration 1 Years
Attendance Full Time
Deadline Rolling *

GDip Medical Physics PT (T345)
Duration 2 Years
Attendance Part Time
Deadline Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised


1 Year full-time, 2 Years part-time

Post Course Info

The programme provides an accepted route to enter a career in Medical Physics. It is also a stepping-stone to PhD research in areas such as diagnostic imaging, radiation oncology physics, nuclear medicine, radiation protection and radiobiology. Prospective employers include Medical Physics Departments in hospitals and clinics across Ireland and abroad, medical device manufacturers and regulatory bodies.

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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