This master's degree programme in medical physics is a multidisciplinary two-year master's degree programme that combines high-level research and teaching. The programme is designed for all nationalities, and a maximum of 15 students will be accepted into it.
To apply for the programme, the applicant is expected to have a three-year bachelor´s degree or an equivalent university degree in an applicable field (physics or engineering), as well as very good skills in both written and spoken English. Learn more about the admission requirements.
In the programme, curriculum theory meets practice: The programme includes the possibility for a clinical practicum at the Kuopio University Hospital, consisting of e.g. quality assurance measurements, training in radiation dosage planning for cancer treatment and getting familiar with the routine tasks of a medical physicist. The clinical practicum can be replaced with a research practicum at one of the high-class research groups at the Department of Applied Physics at the University of Eastern Finland. The curriculum of the medical physics programme has been constructed so that, in addition to compulsory courses, the student also has optional courses or study modules which can be freely included in the studies according to students´ academic interests and future career plans. Learn more about the programme curriculum.
In addition to the training in medical physics, students will gain critical research skills necessary for postgraduate studies in the field of medical physics and technology. Moreover, the programme serves as a launchpad for young and talented students seeking a career in the medical technology and diagnostics industry. Students who have successfully completed the programme will be awarded a master's degree in applied physics.
The Master's Degree Programme in Medical Physics is a two-year programme. Students who have successfully completed the programme will be awarded a master's degree in medical physics. During the two years, you'll be spending with us, you'll get to know our excellent lecturers, professors, Ph.D. students, and other staff members, and you'll be spending a lot of time in our state-of-the-art learning environments. The group size at the lectures is typically around 20 students, which makes the lecture environment peaceful. Teaching is intensive and the student can be in direct contact with the lecturers.
The essential content of the degree programme in medical physics is designed to prepare and equip students for a career in the field of medical physics and technology. Typically, this includes the development of new instrumentation and technology, the development of new medical diagnostic protocols and therapeutic procedures, and improvement of existing technologies.
The master’s programme will equip the student with specialist skills in the field of medical physics. In addition, the course of study will provide the expertise required to pursue a specialization as a medical physicist and can open pathways to further advanced studies and fellowship opportunities.
Upon completion of the programme, the graduate will have a career path tailored to his or her needs or interests, creating a possibility of
- Continuing advanced studies to pursue a career as a scientist
- Becoming a valuable part of the industry (e.g., in health technology and engineering)
- Working in management and teaching
- Acting in science administration at the national level or internationally
- Continuing in pursuit of a career as a specialized medical physicist
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