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What will I learn?

Take proton therapy to the world

Proton therapy is big news in the fight against cancer. Offering next-level precision, it’s an attractive option for treating many tumours close to healthy organs or in children.

Consequently, the treatment’s global market is expected to double by 2024*. Australia’s first proton therapy centre will be part of the neighbouring South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute II, while China has around 50 centres on the way. Specialists in the area are in short supply—and high demand—worldwide.

What will you do?

Our Master of Medical Radiation Physics will equip you for a rewarding career in this exciting health field. The degree is studied over two years full-time and is suitable for students with an undergraduate physics degree, or engineering graduates seeking a change of specialisation.

Highly clinically oriented, it will enable you to:

  • master theoretical and practical mathematics and physics as they relate to clinical radiotherapy and medical imaging
  • learn from highly accomplished and internationally experienced medical physicists practising at the esteemed Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • collect, analyse, critically evaluate and synthesise quantitative and qualitative data relating to physics and medical physics
  • build high-level problem-solving and communication skills
  • develop advanced research skills through a major final-year research project.

Where could it take you?

You will graduate with a strong foundation of knowledge and skills to undertake the necessary additional study and clinical training for Australian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine accreditation.

Once you’ve done this, many doors will open. You could join a cutting-edge proton therapy clinic as a radiation oncology medical physicist. You might help enhance therapy decisions as a diagnostic imaging medical physicist. Perhaps you’ll minimise treatment side-effects as a radiation safety officer.

International students, please note that you may also need to undertake additional study or research to gain accreditation in your home country.

*Wise Guy Reports, 2019.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Sciences

CRICOS

0101506

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$46,000.00 (25,30,253) per year
COVID-19 OFFSHORE STUDY FEE REBATE: All continuing and commencing international students who are studying offshore and unable to travel to Australia due to border restrictions may be eligible for the rebate of up to 20%.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 July 2022, 24 July 2023

Venue

The University of Adelaide (UoA)

North Terrace Campus,

UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE,

South Australia,

5005, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have a Bachelor degree or equivalent. English Language Requirements - IELTS: Overall 6.5 (Reading 6, Listening 6, Speaking 6, Writing 6); TOEFL: Internet-based: Total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; TOEFL Paper-based: Total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE); Pearsons: Overall 58 (Reading 50, Listening 50, Speaking 50, Writing 50); Cambridge: Overall 176 (Reading 169, Listening 169, Speaking 169, Writing 169).

For international students

Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor Engineering with the a GPA of 4.5 and the following (or equivalent):

  • MATHS 2101 Multivariable & Complex Calculus
  • MATHS 2102 Differential Equations
  • COMP SCI 1101 Introduction to Programming
  • PHYSICS 1100 Physics IA
  • PHYSICS 1200 Physics IB
  • PHYSICS 2534 Electromagnetism II

IELTS: Overall band score of 6.5 and Band score of 6 in all bands; TOEFL Paper-based: total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE) or Internet-based: total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 58 and Skills profile of no less than 50 in all skills; and Cambridge English-Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176 and Individual score of 169 in all skills.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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