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Medical Engineering & Physics MSc

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Our Medical Engineering & Physics MSc is an award-winning programme taught by leading scientists and academics who have played a central role in the evolution of medical physics, medical engineering and clinical sciences. The course will give you a sound knowledge of physical and engineering science as it applies to medicine.

 


Key benefits

Key information

Application status Open

Duration One year FT September to September.

Study mode Full-time

Credit value UK 180/ECTS 90

Programme accreditations UK Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM).

Course intake Approximately 5-6.

Course leaders

Dr. Enrico De Vita

enrico.devita@kcl.ac.uk

Further details

Course contact for further information

Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 7000 fax: +44 (0) 20 7848 7200

Course contact form Postgraduate admissions

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine

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Course detail

Description

Our course is ideal if you are a graduate of the physical and engineering sciences who wants to gain a broad view of the field and to specialise in medical physics/engineering. The modules are also recognised by the NHS. You will study alongside trainee clinical scientists who undertake the modules of this MSc to fulfil the academic component of their training to become state registered clinical scientists.

Recent awards

  • SRP Young Professional Award (2015)
  • UK Mercia Award for Medical Engineering (2015, 2017)
  • King's Experience Global Award (2016)
  • Healthcare Science Rising Star Award (2016, 2017)
  • IPEM Academic Early Career Award (2017)

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Course format and assessment

Teaching

You will receive approximately 400 contact hours, which includes lectures, seminars, tutorials and feedback with our expert staff. We will expect you to undertake approximately 800 hours of self-study.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work

Assessment

You will be assessed through a combination of coursework and exams.

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect.  However, they are subject to change.

Course accreditation

Accredited by the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) for specific combinations of modules (Medical Physics (MP) or Clinical Engineering (CE) streams).

Structure

Year 1

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 180 credits.
Required Modules

Choose one module from the following:

Choose one module from the following:

Optional Modules

Choose three modules (totalling 45 credits) from a range which typically includes:

We regularly review our modules to make sure our programmes are as up-to-date, innovative and relevant as possible. The modules we offer may therefore change. We suggest that you check the course finder for updates:

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/index.aspx

Entry requirements & how to apply

MEP Entry Requirements
Minimum UK requirements 2:1 Minimum 2:1 degree in a physical or engineering science or equivalent.
International requirements    Visit our admissions webpages to view our International entry requirements.
English Language requirements Band D Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

 

Application procedure

Applications must be made online using King’s online application portal apply.kcl.ac.uk and a non-refundable application fee of £60 applies.

Each application is assessed by at least two academics. Selection is on the basis of an application form and references. Selected applicants may be interviewed in person, by telephone or by alternative arrangements.

Personal statement and supporting information

You will be asked to submit the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

Document checklist
Personal Statement Yes A personal statement of up to 4,000 characters (maximum 2 pages) is required. Please provide information to support your application (work experience, conference/seminar presentations, other interest in medical physics/engineering etc) and a list of the optional modules you are most interested in.
Previous Academic Study Yes A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. If you have already completed your degree, copies of your official degree certificate will also be required. Applicants with academic documents issued in a language other than English, will need to submit both the original and official translation of their documents.
Reference Yes Two references are required with at least one academic. Professional references will be accepted if you have completed your qualifications over five years ago.
Other Yes You are required to submit a CV (Resume) of 2 pages maximum.

 

Application closing date

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible.  Our first application deadline is the 29 March 2019.  Applications will remain open if places are available and programmes will be closed as soon as they are full. 

Help and support

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, or if English isn't your first language, our academic preparation courses can help you get ready for study in the UK.

Preparation courses

Fees and funding

  • Full time Home/EU fees: £12,300 per year (2019/2020)
  • Full time overseas fees: £25,500 per year (2019/2020)
  • Part time Home/EU fees: £6,150 per year (2019/2020)
  • Part time overseas fees: £12,750 per year (2019/2020)

Students starting their programme in 2019/20 who are eligible to pay EU fees will pay the same rate of tuition fees as UK students. This will apply for the duration of their programme, but may be subject to change by the UK Government for subsequent cohorts from 2020/21.

These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Deposit

When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

The UK/EU deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000. 

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31st March 2019, payment is due by 27th April 2019.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st April 2019 and 30th June 2019, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st July 2019 and 31st July 2019, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer on or after 1st August 2019, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.

If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

 

Additional costs

In addition to your tuition fees, you can also expect to pay for:

  • books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • library fees and fines
  • personal photocopies
  • printing course handouts
  • society membership fees
  • stationery
  • travel costs for travel around London and between campuses
  • graduation costs.

Financial help and support

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.

Career prospects

The majority of our students are employed during the first year of graduation. More than 70 per cent continue to work in healthcare and some are already established as leading specialists. The majority have been employed in the NHS; some have also been employed in leading academic institutions and industry.

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