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Expected Jul 2023
University of Canterbury
The Master of Science usually consists of two parts: coursework and a thesis allowing for students to investigate areas of interest to them and conduct independent and original research. The MSc may be awarded with Distinction, Merit or Honours.
Part I of the MSc consists of coursework, while Part II consists of a thesis or dissertation. Coursework must be satisfactorily completed in Part I before the student can proceed to Part II. The requirements vary depending on your choice of subject, as some subjects require only Part II.
Medical Physics applies the concepts and methods of physics to the diagnosis and therapy of human disease. Modern medicine relies heavily on physical tools, techniques and principles developed in the physical sciences.
The complexity and precision required in the operation of modern-day diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, and the quest to constantly improve medical technology, has led to the subspecialty of Medical Physics.
Only students accepted as Medical Physics Registrars by the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine are eligible for this programme.
Part I: Seven courses from MDPH 401–410 and one course from PHYS 410–460; one course may be replaced by an appropriate course from another subject. Note: the choice of courses is subject to the approval of the Head of Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Part II: A thesis (MDPH 690) which shall normally be presented no later than 12 months (full-time enrolment) after the date of enrolment for Part II.
P: 90 points at 300-level, approved by the Head of Department.
Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, possible into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.
Start date: Monthly by arrangement with supervisor
Candidates must have completed one of the following:
Students who have qualified for a Bachelor of Science with Honours or Postgraduate Diploma in Science can complete the MSc by Part II only (thesis-only) in their subject.
Applicants must also satisfy our English language entry requirements:
Application deadline: At least 6 months before the planned start date.