Medical Engineering and Physics

United Kingdom
Starts Sep 2019 (1 year)
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Yes (Details)
Course Fee

Course Overview

Our Medical Engineering & Physics MSc is an award-winning programme taught by leading scientists and academics who have played a central role in the evolution of medical physics, medical engineering and clinical sciences. The course will give you a sound knowledge of physical and engineering science as it applies to medicine.

Key benefits:

  • Award-winning students and course.
  • High-quality teaching using traditional and modern methods.
  • Delivered by more than 30 core lecturers. All of them are full members and fellows of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) and many are leading national and international specialists.
  • Opportunity to carry out a research project in an NHS Department or in the School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences

Who should take this course

Our course is ideal if you are a graduate of the physical and engineering sciences who wants to gain a broad view of the field and to specialise in medical physics/engineering.

Minimum 2:1 degree in a physical or engineering science or equivalent.



Course content

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 180 credits.

Required Modules:

  • Healthcare Science and Research Methods (30 credits)
  • A research module (worth 60 credits).

Choose one module from the following:

  • Introduction to Medical Physics (30 credits)
  • Introduction to Clinical Engineering (30 credits)

Choose one module from the following:

  • Radiation Physics for Imaging and Radiotherapy (15 credits)
  • Biomechanical and Clinical Measurements (15 credits)

Optional Modules:

Choose three modules (totalling 45 credits) from a range which typically includes:

  • Radiotherapy Physics (15 credits)
  • Medical Imaging with Ionising Radiation (15 credits)
  • Medical Imaging with Non-Ionising Radiation (15 credits)
  • Radiation Safety (15 credits)
  • Rehabilitation Engineering (15 credits)
  • Management of Medical Equipment (15 credits)
  • Medical Engineering Design and Software Development (15 credits)


  • Full time overseas fees:

About Course Provider

King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.

King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.

Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas'‚Äč, King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.

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