Course Description

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.

These include:

  • USA: Brookhaven National Laboratory, MIT, Harvard School of Medicine Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Beam Centre (MGH), Loma Linda University Medical Centre, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, Stanford University (SLAC), Montefiore Medical Center Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECM)
  • Japan: KEK, Tsukuba Proton Therapy Centre, NIRS, Hitachi
  • Europe: SPA ‘BIT’, Institute for Scintillating Materials (Ukraine), SINTEF(Norway), CERN, (Switzerland), European Synchroton Radiation Facility, (France), PTB, Heidelberg Heavy Ion Therapy and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Germany)
  • Australia: ANSTO, CSIRO, Gammasonics Institute for Medical Research Pty Ltd, Optical Fibre CRC, Insight Oceania Pty Ltd, Hitachi Australia, Siemens, Varian

The Master of Science (Medical Radiation Physics) has been approved as a professionally oriented Master program eligible for Student Income Support.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $37,344 per year full-time, $74,688 total course cost
International Students: $39,408 per year full-time


2 years full time, 4 years part time

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 067176M
University of Wollongong (UOW) Code: 1603

Entry Requirements

A recognised Bachelor degree in Physics or Medicine with an equivalent average mark of 65%.