MSc (Medical Physics)
College of Science
The programme is designed to meet the demand for qualified medical physicists. It is primarily geared toward training for physicists in the application of radiation physics in medicine but maintains a reasonable exposure to key aspects of clinical engineering so that students receive a comprehensive knowledge of the application of physical sciences and engineering to medicine.
Graduates must hold at least a Second Class Honours Level 8 degree (or equivalent international qualification) in Physics or Experimental Physics, Electronic Engineering, or another relevant discipline as determined by the College of Science. Candidates with a primary degree without honours and with three years relevant and appropriate practical experience may be also considered.
Garda vetting/police clearance is required for this programme.
1 year, full-time
Next start date: September 2013
ECTS weighting: 90
Average intake: Up to 20
Closing date: 12 July 2013
Applications and selections
Applications are made online via The Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Relevant PAC application code(s) above.
Selection is based on the candidate's academic record at under-graduate level and their aptitude for the course. Candidates may be interviewed to determine suitability.
Requirements and assessment
Fees for this course
EU (Total): €6,815
- Student levy: €224
Non-EU (Total): €13,750
MSc (Medical Physics), 2012
"I really enjoyed living and studying in Galway (for my undergraduate degree), and so I decided to apply for a Masters at NUI Galway following my primary degree. The best thing about the postgraduate course at NUI Galway is its links with the University Hospital Galway (UHG), which is a teaching hospital in close proximity to the School of Physics. Some lectures are given by clinically employed medical physicists, which was great for giving us an insight into the day-to-day working life of a medical physicist. As part of our course we also did tours of the hospital to see all the equipment and to watch it being used by hospital staff. It really helped me to put everything that I was learning into context ... Doing a Masters was very challenging but was very rewarding. The amount I learnt was astounding and I would really recommend this Masters to anyone interested in medical physics. I received funding from my local authority which helped me to complete this course. It also has given me the specific knowledge and skills, like problem solving, that I will need in my future career."