Medical Physics in Cancer Radiation Therapy at University of Manchester - UCAS

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Course summary

Our MSc in Medical Physics in Cancer Radiation Therapy is ideal if you wish to pursue a career in medical physics or cancer research involving ionising radiation. With around 40% of all cancer cures involving radiotherapy as part of treatment the need for multidisciplinary scientists in this field has never been greater. The course will cover all aspects of the radiotherapy patient pathway including: the accurate delivery of radiation and the optimisation of bespoke treatment plans for every patient; the delivery of particle therapy; the use of imaging throughout the patient pathway; state-of-the-art adaptive radiotherapy techniques; translation of new interventions or research into clinical pathways and methods to evaluate clinical impact. We will introduce you to cancer biology and radiobiology to provide context for the effect of radiation on cancer cells and normal tissues. Finally, we will develop your skills in cutting edge data science and machine learning and show their potential application within medical physics. As well as providing detailed background theory the masters will have a strong application component. We will introduce you to python as the primary scripting language and use this skills throughout the course to demonstrate techniques learnt. Our collaboration with The Christie will allow you to undertake unique research projects in its radiotherapy facilities that cannot be carried out anywhere else in the UK or most of Europe. This course will enable you to train as a multidisciplinary scientist in this area by covering a variety of subjects and content that is delivered by staff with a range of expertise, including physicists, biologists, engineers, clinical scientists and clinical oncologists.

How to apply

International applicants

This course has a subject classification which requires students whose nationality is outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland to have an ATAS certificate, irrespective of country of residence at the point of application.

Further information can be found on the UK Government's website:

Entry requirements

We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second class) or overseas equivalent in: physics or a related subject. Healthcare professionals with an equivalent qualification will also be considered and may be invited to interview. We may consider applicants with a Lower Second class degree via interview.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.56.5 overall with 6.0 in all components.
TOEFL (iBT)9090 internet-based (with 22 in all components).

International students must demonstrate English proficiency through a secure and approved testing system. We ask for English language proof if you are from non-majority English speaking countries (a list of majority English speaking countries, as defined by the UK Home Office, can be found at GOV.UK ). We may also accept evidence of a confirmed place on a University Pre-sessional English language course, if your current IELTS scores are: - Minimum 6.0 overall (with no skill less than 5.5) plus enrolment and attendance on the 6-week pre-sessional course (PS6). - Minimum 5.5 overall (with no skill less than 5.5) plus enrolment and attendance on the 10-week pre-sessional course (PS10). Please note, we must approve this before you apply for the English course. If you wish to be considered for a pre-sessional course please contact the admissions team [email protected].

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £13000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £13000 Year 1
Scotland £13000 Year 1
Wales £13000 Year 1
Channel Islands £13000 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £13000 Year 1
EU £32000 Year 1
International £32000 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

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Medical Physics in Cancer Radiation Therapy at University of Manchester - UCAS