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Physics with Medical Physics Cardiff University Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Cardiff University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)

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The application of physics to the treatment and diagnosis of medical conditions is a rapidly expanding and exciting field of study, vitally important to the detection and treatment of many medical conditions and diseases.

This BSc Physics with Medical Physics has been developed in conjunction with the University Hospital of Wales. Specialised modules are given by professional medical physicists from Cardiff University’s School of Medicine.

The course is designed to give you a thorough grounding in physics and a broad introduction to the many specialist areas of medical physics. In the final year you will carry out a research project at the University Hospital of Wales where particular fields of interest are Doppler ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, electrical impedance tomography, radiation physics and body composition measurements.

You will be part of a friendly and welcoming department currently housed in the Queen’s Building complex, which contains a wide variety of purpose-built laboratories, lecture theatres and computing facilities.

Accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP), this course aims to give you a sound training in physics and medical physics in preparation for a wide variety of employment, including industrial or academic research and development, medical physics, education and or other sectors which require a practical, numerate and analytical approach to problem solving, such as business, finance and government.

Distinctive features

The distinctive features of the course include:
•The BSc Physics with Medical Physics course replaces about 20% of the conventional material found in a BSc Physics programme with specialised medical physics options covering areas such as medical imaging and the design and use of various diagnostic techniques
•The medical physics elements of this programme are delivered by practising medical physicists, some from other Cardiff University Schools and some from the local NHS Trust
•The opportunity to learn in a department which has a strong commitment to research
•The involvement of research-active staff in course design and delivery
•Frequent opportunities to conduct practical work in the School’s laboratory facilities
•An emphasis on independent learning
•Effective course monitoring and opportunities for student feedback

The course contains all the core content required for the degree to be accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP).

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course code F350
Institution code C15
Campus name Main Site - Cardiff
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAB - ABB AAB-ABB for applicants taking A Level Maths and Physics. For applicants taking A Level Maths only (NO PHYSICS) A*BB with A* in A Level Maths.
This offer excludes general studies and critical thinking
A pass in the science practical is normally required
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DM plus grade A* in Maths A-Level (some BTEC subjects may also require Physics A-level) OR D plus grades BB in A-level Maths and Physics.
Science/Engineering-related subjects are acceptable if accompanied by Maths A-level. ALL subject areas are acceptable if accompanied by Maths and Physics A-level.
Extended Project A* Grade A in EPQ and ABB at A Level for applicants taking Maths and Physics. For applicants taking Maths only (NO PHYSICS) A*BC at A Level including A* in Maths.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English C/4 required
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 - 32 points IB 34-32 including 6 in HL Maths and Physics, or 665 including 6 in HL Maths and Physics. Applicants taking Higher Level Maths will be considered (without Higher Level Physics) with grade 7 in Higher Level Maths.
Scottish Advanced Higher AAB - ABB To include Maths and Physics, excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) The Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A Level at the A Level grades specified, excluding any subject specific requirements.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £10,500 Year 1
EU £9,000 Year 1
International £20,950 Year 1
England £9,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 Year 1
Scotland £9,000 Year 1
Wales £9,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Home/EU/Channel Islands: Fees stated are for the 2019/20 academic year. Fees after year one The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees in the second and subsequent years of a course as permitted by law or Welsh Government policy. Where applicable we will notify you of any change in tuition fee by the end of June in the academic year before the one in which the fee will increase. Fees for entry in subsequent years are subject to increase and will be confirmed by the end of September in the year preceding your start date of your programme. Tuition fees cover all reasonable costs required for you to complete to the degree programme stated. Please note that you may choose to participate in study trips, associated placements or purchase equipment while studying on your degree programme which will be at your own cost. Tuition fees do not include living costs such as accommodation, subsistence or travel. Overseas: Fees stated are for 2019/20 entry and are fixed for the first three years of study. Where programmes run for longer than three years, any additional years of study will rise in line with forecast inflation, using the RPIX measure of inflation (this is equivalent to the Retail Price Index but excludes mortgage interest payments) plus 2%. The RPIX rate will be taken from April preceding the commencement of the year of study. Fees for entry in subsequent years are subject to increase and will be confirmed by the end of September in the year preceding your start date of your programme. Tuition fees cover all reasonable costs required for you to complete the degree programme stated. Please note that you may choose to participate in study trips, associated placements or purchase equipment while studying on your degree programme which will be at your own cost. Tuition fees do not include living costs such as accommodation, subsistence or travel.

Sponsorship information

Cardiff University has many scholarships on offer to our prospective students. Please see our website at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/funding/scholarships for further information.

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