Master of Medical Physics 24 months Postgraduate Program By KU Leuven |Top Universities
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Program Duration

24 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

2,505 EURTuition Fee/year

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Program overview

Main Subject

Physics and Astronomy

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Master of Medical Physics

The programme focusses on the relevant nuclear physics and nuclear chemistry aspects for a medical physicist. You will become familiar with the structure and functioning of the human body, as well as with the biological effects and health risks and safety issues related with ionising radiation. You further get acquainted with basic techniques and specialised methods in radiotherapy, radiology or nuclear medicine.

About the programme

The Master of Medical Physics is a joint programme offered by UCLouvain and KU Leuven. The two-year programme prepares you to work as a radiation physicist in a hospital environment, in the medical industry, government organizations or in a research institution. A further one-year postgraduate programme provides access to the certificate of ‘expert in medical radiation physics’.

You learn about the relevant nuclear physics and nuclear chemistry aspects for a medical physicist. You also become familiar with the structure and functioning of the human body, as well as with the biological effects and health risks and safety issues related with ionising radiation. You further get acquainted with basic techniques and specialised methods in radiotherapy, radiology or nuclear medicine.

During the internship in one of the recognised hospitals, you have the opportunity to specialise in one of these fields, and to train with state-of-the-art equipment.

Career perspectives

Your career opportunities include:

  • Hospital physicist. The access to the profession is given by FANC (Federal Agency of Nuclear Control) after one year of internship (only partially included in this master);
  • Physics control expert in an industry or in a government agency;
  • Research in Medical Physics;
  • Industry: Instrumentation development, construction and control of medical equipment.

Program overview

Main Subject

Physics and Astronomy

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Master of Medical Physics

The programme focusses on the relevant nuclear physics and nuclear chemistry aspects for a medical physicist. You will become familiar with the structure and functioning of the human body, as well as with the biological effects and health risks and safety issues related with ionising radiation. You further get acquainted with basic techniques and specialised methods in radiotherapy, radiology or nuclear medicine.

About the programme

The Master of Medical Physics is a joint programme offered by UCLouvain and KU Leuven. The two-year programme prepares you to work as a radiation physicist in a hospital environment, in the medical industry, government organizations or in a research institution. A further one-year postgraduate programme provides access to the certificate of ‘expert in medical radiation physics’.

You learn about the relevant nuclear physics and nuclear chemistry aspects for a medical physicist. You also become familiar with the structure and functioning of the human body, as well as with the biological effects and health risks and safety issues related with ionising radiation. You further get acquainted with basic techniques and specialised methods in radiotherapy, radiology or nuclear medicine.

During the internship in one of the recognised hospitals, you have the opportunity to specialise in one of these fields, and to train with state-of-the-art equipment.

Career perspectives

Your career opportunities include:

  • Hospital physicist. The access to the profession is given by FANC (Federal Agency of Nuclear Control) after one year of internship (only partially included in this master);
  • Physics control expert in an industry or in a government agency;
  • Research in Medical Physics;
  • Industry: Instrumentation development, construction and control of medical equipment.

Admission requirements

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Admission requirements

To be eligible to the Master of Medical Physics, you must have obtained a bachelor degree in Physics. 

You can enroll in this programme after an admission procedure and with a limited preparatory programme when you obtained a degree in:

  • Bachelor of Engineering Sciences
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Industrial Engineering: nuclear technology
  • Bachelor of Bioscience Engineering 
For the most recent – and only official – information on the admission requirements, please check our webpage.

Student profile

Ideally, you should possess the following attributes:

  • You have solid bases in Physics and Mathematics.
  • You are considering a career in Medical Physics, either in a hospital, in a government agency, in the industry or in a research institute.

2 Years
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Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

835 EUR
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International Students

2,505 EUR
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