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Nuclear Medicine: Science & Practice MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert

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Our Nuclear Medicine: Science & Practice course will give you the skills to deliver safe, high-quality nuclear medicine services based on training in a strong scientific and academic framework in an approved structured service environment.



Key benefits

  • GMC approved course for nuclear medicine training in the UK.

  • Conveniently based in central London

  • All learning materials, including audio- recorded lectures, are accessible online via King’s E-learning and Teaching Service (KEATS) to support distance learning.

  • Contact with experts and key opinion leaders from across the UK.

  • Close links with leading London Medical Schools and nuclear medicine departments.

Key information

Application status Open

Duration MSc and PG Dip: one year FT, two years PT

Study mode Full-time, Part-time

Credit value UK 195/ECTS 97.5

Course intake Approximately 12.

Course leaders

Professor Valerie Lewington



Further details

Course contact for further information Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 7000

Course contact form Postgraduate admissions

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine

Department School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences



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Course detail


This course draws on professional expertise from many disciplines. Our lectures will instruct you in clinical practice, radiopharmaceutical, scientific and regulatory issues in nuclear medicine, as well as providing a solid foundation in diagnostic nuclear oncology and radionuclide therapy. The course features practical components, ranging from clinical observations, audit, physics and radiopharmacy experiments and original research

This course will develop your skills so that you can provide safe, high-quality nuclear medicine services.



Further literature

Course format and assessment


If you are an MSc student, you will have 222 hours of lectures. You will undertake a work placement and we expect you to undertake 10 hours of self-study each week.

If you are a PG Dip student, you will have 174 hours of lectures. We expect you to undertake 10 hours of self-study each week.

If you are a PG Cert student, you will have 120 hours of lectures. We expect you to undertake 10 hours of self-study each week.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.


We will assess you through a variety of methods, including:

  • unseen written exams
  • coursework
  • practical logbooks
  • written thesis.

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

Regulating body

King’s College London is regulated by the Office for Students.

Extra information

This course is primarily taught at the King’s College London St Thomas’ Campus. All teaching materials are accessible on line via the KEATs eLearning platform to support distance learning and revision. Lectures are delivered at St Thomas’ Hospital with a short mini module at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Work placements are usually undertaken in the students’ own institution (UK students) or in major London teaching hospitals.  


Year 1

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take:

  • MSc – modules totalling 195 credits
  • PG Diploma – modules totalling 120 credits
  • PG Cert – modules totalling 60 credits.
Required Modules

If you are an MSc student, you are required to take all of the modules below.

If you are a PG Dip student, you are required to take the first two modules. You may then choose one module from the next two, and another module from the two after.

If you are a PG Cert student, you are required to take the first two modules, and then choose one from the next two. You will not take either of the last two.

Part time PG Dip students should plan to take at least 60 credits each year.


King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.


Optional Modules

Entry requirements & how to apply

Entry requirements
Minimum requirements  

MSc: Medical degree with minimum of two years' post-qualification clinical experience.

PG Dip, PG Cert: Graduates in medicine, physics, nursing, radiography or other medically-related subjects who have working experience in healthcare.

GMC registration considered highly desirable.

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 £70 applies.

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 is required. This can be entered directly into the online application form (maximum 4,000 characters) or uploaded as an attachment to the online application form (maximum 2 pages).

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.
References 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 Optional You may wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of your application.


Application closing date

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible. Our first application deadline is the 31 March 2020. After this date, applications will remain open if places are available, but programmes will be closed as soon as they are full. For programmes with spaces remaining, no further applications will be accepted from non-EU (Overseas) nationals after 31July 2020 or from UK/EU nationals after 28 August 2020.

Please note you will not be eligible for an application fee refund if you apply after the first application deadline and places are filled before the final deadlines above and we are unable to process more offers.

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: £9,990 per year (MSc, 2020/21); £6,660 per year (PGDip,2020/21); £3,300 per year (PGCert, 2020/21)
  • Full time overseas fees: £26,500 per year (MSc, 2020/21); £17,700 per year (PGDip, 2020/21); £8,500 per year (PGCert,2020/21)
  • Part time Home/EU fees: £4,995 per year (MSc 2020/21); £3,330 per year (PGDip, 2020/21); £3,330 per year (PGCert,2020/21) £1,665 per year (PGCert,18 months 2020/21)
  • Part time overseas fees: £13,275 per year (MSc, 2020/21); £8,850 per year (PGDip,2020/21); £8,500 per year (PGCert,2020/21); £4,425 (PGCert 18 months,2020/21)

Students starting their programme in 2020/21 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 2021/22.

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


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 31 March 2020, payment is due by 30 April 2020.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 April 2020 and 30 June 2020, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 July 2020 and 31 July 2020, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer on or after 1 August 2020, payment is due within 2 days 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/expenses

In addition to your tuition fees, you should 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.

Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

Financial help and support

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Career prospects

Our graduates take the skills and knowledge they develop with us to work in a range of nuclear medicine services.


Next steps

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