Physics - Medical Physics

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

How to apply:

The following entry routes are available:

GDip Medical Physics FT (T344)

Duration 1 Years

Attend Full Time

Deadline Rolling*

GDip Medical Physics PT (T345)


2 Years

Attend 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

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2024/2025 September.

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Careers & Employability

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,Part time

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