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What will I learn?

Programme Aims

This award is offered within the Postgraduate Scheme in Health Technology, which aims to provide students with a background in physics, engineering and/or health technology, as well as those interested in medical physics, with the opportunity to develop knowledge of and skills in medical physics.

A. Advancement in Knowledge and Skills

  • To introduce students to core knowledge of medical physics, including radiation therapy, diagnosing imaging, nuclear medicine and radiation safety physics;
  • To expose students to the field of health science and technology;
  • To provide an appropriate learning environment for the exchange of knowledge and ideas between students, teachers and professionals;
  • To equip students with the knowledge of and skills in clinical medical physics necessary to become clinical medical physics professionals; and
  • To help students to develop the critical and analytical abilities and skills needed to pursue further studies and solve challenging clinical problems.

B. Professional Development

  • To develop students' critical analysis and evaluation ability;
  • To cultivate in students the qualities and attributes that are expected of healthcare professionals;
  • To promote greater awareness and reflection within the profession and the healthcare industry to improve the quality of healthcare services; and
  • To develop students' leadership ability.

C. Evidence-based Practice

To equip students with the necessary research skills to enable them to engage in evidence-based practice regarding the delivery of healthcare services.

D. Personal Development

To allow graduates to develop themselves further after graduation.


The scope of the programme includes radiation therapy, diagnostic imaging, nuclear medicine and medical health physics, and thus fulfils the educational requirements of a medical physicist. The curriculum is aligned with the international standards of medical physics graduate education. The teaching faculty include a large number of experienced clinical professionals, including clinical medical physicists, oncologists and radiologists. The programme prepares students for careers in clinical medical physics, medical technology research and development, academia, government regulation, the healthcare industry, entrepreneurship, etc.

Programme Structure

The Postgraduate Scheme in Health Technology consists of the following awards:

  • ​MSc in Medical Imaging and Radiation Science (MScMIRS)
  • MSc in Medical Laboratory Science (MScMLS)
  • MSc in Medical Physics (MScMP)

To be eligible for the MSc in Medical Physics, students are required to complete a total of 30 credits, as follows:

  • 1 Compulsory Subject (3 credits)
  • 7 Core Subjects (18 credits)
  • 3 Elective Subjects (9 credits)

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$162,000.00 (16,38,847) per year
HK $5,400 per credit
Application deadline

Expected April 2023

More details

Start date

September 2022


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

ST305, 3/F, Ng Wing Hong Building,

Hung Hom,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree from an institution that is recognized by PolyU. In addition, you must meet the entrance requirements that are specified by individual programmes. PolyU may accept equivalent qualifications. The decision is made on an individual basis. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet based test or 550 for the paper-based test; OR An overall Band Score of at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

For international students

A Bachelor’s degree in physics, applied physics or engineering physics;
A Bachelor’s degree in natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, radiography or health technology.

If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the following minimum English language requirement for admission purpose, unless otherwise specified by individual programmes concerned:

A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test or 550 for the paper-based test; OR

An overall Band Score of at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

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


About The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

PolyU ranks 66th in the QS World University Rankings and 91st in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings internationally.

  • Recognised worldwide for its academic reputation
  • Enjoys impactful research practices in different fields
  • Boasts world-class facilities
  • Welcomes international students from over 30 countries

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