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What will I learn?

The Master of Science (Medical Radiation Physics) is a program for graduates with preliminary education background in physics, mathematics, biology or engineering who wish to work in public health and related areas, and who have a need for current knowledge and technical expertise in Medical Radiation Physics.

This degree

Our Medical Radiation Physics (MRP) program is backed by clinical associations with local and Sydney hospitals - over 50% of current practising medical physicists in NSW were educated and trained at UOW. Our strong ties with industries and government labs ensure you receive significant industry exposure throughout your degree.

Your lectures in Nuclear Medicine, Radiobiology and Radiation Protection and practical classes will be held in hospitals by practising Medical Physicists and university academics. You will benefit from the strong collaborative links in research and development that our staff have with local and international companies and leading medical radiation physics institutions.

What you will study

The Master program comprises 12 coursework subjects and an applied research project under the supervision of professional medical physicists. Coursework subjects include:

Advanced Modern Physics
Detection of Radiation
Human Structure and Function
Differential Equations: Analysis and Applications
Electromagnetism and Optoelectronics
Radiation Physics
Nuclear Physics
Quantum Mechanics
Medical Imaging
Physics of Radiotherapy
Radiobiology and Radiation Protection
Nuclear Medicine
Multivariate and Vector Calculus

When you study the Medical Radiation Physics program you will gain an in-depth understanding of technical and theoretical knowledge, complemented with embedded practical work at hospitals and industry to prepare you for a career as a Medical Physicist in:

Radiotherapy and nuclear medicine departments in hospitals
Radiation protection in industrial and scientific facilities
Research, development and commercialisation of radiation medical instrumentation
Medical physics instrumentation sales.

Why choose this course

The University of Wollongong’s School of Physics received “above world standard performance” classification in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rankings in Condensed Matter Physics and Other Physical Sciences (Medical Radiation Physics).

When you study at UOW you join a vibrant community made up of leading fundamental physics and medical radiation physics researchers and teachers.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$39,408.00 (21,31,314) per year
AUD $78,816 for the entire course; Session fee: AUD $19,704

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

Application deadline

Expected June 2022

More details

Start date

25 July 2022, 27 February 2023, 24 July 2023


University of Wollongong

Northfields Avenue,


New South Wales,

2522, WOLLONGONG, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Recognised Bachelor degree with an equivalent average mark of 60% in any area.

For international students

A recognised Bachelor degree in Physics with an equivalent average mark of 65%, otherwise any Bachelor degree with at least first year university level physics and mathematics, with an equivalent average mark of 75%.

English Requirements

IELTS Academic Overall Score of 6.5, reading 6.0, writing 6.0, listening 6.0, speaking 6.0; TOEFL (Internet-based) score of 86, reading 18, writing 18, listening 17, speaking 17; PTE Academic overall score of 62 All bands 54

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


About University of Wollongong

The University of Wollongong has an exceptional record of getting graduates job-ready and enjoys an excellent international reputation for teaching.

  • Ranked among the top 1% for graduate quality
  • Offers a range of exchanges, scholarships and bursaries
  • Provides students top-class sporting facilities
  • Annually welcomes almost 6000 international students