Medical Nuclide Techniques, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
The Master Programme in Medical Nuclide Techniques at Uppsala Universit is highly interdisciplinary and brings together leading scientists and clinicians from Uppsala University to create a unique and stimulating educational environment.


The Medical Nuclide Techniques programme at Uppsala University provides theoretical and practical skills through a variety of different teaching methods and in close contact with current research projects. The development of radioactive compounds for pre-clinical research, medical imaging or tumour therapy requires competence from several areas.

The first semester focuses on the unique properties of ionising radiation and radionuclides and includes theoretical and practical training about radiation types and sources, medical use, development of pharmaceutical compounds and techniques to optimise detection and measurement. An important part of the education involves good manufacturing practice (GMP), i.e. how to assure product quality and patient safety in the production of pharmaceutical compounds.

During the second semester you will apply your knowledge from the previous semester with emphasis on potential strategies for research and clinical applications of radionuclides for medical imaging and cancer therapy. The semester ends with a Degree Project where you have the opportunity to focus on a research area of your specific interest.

The first year also features a seminar series covering a variety of topics such as project leadership, design methods, biostatistics, presentation techniques and research ethics.

The overall aim of the third semester is to give advanced knowledge on methods used for radiolabelling of biologically interesting molecules of low and high molecular weight aimed for use in molecular imaging studies (mainly PET and SPECT), preclinical evaluation of radioligands, and an overview of their clinical use. You will be trained in experimental design as well as to independently analyse and interpret research results and data generated by current methods and technologies.

The programme is concluded with an independent Master’s degree project in the field of medical nuclide techniques, which may be performed within the academy, at a biotech/pharma company or in the public sector.


With an advanced education in medical nuclide techniques you are expected to go on to occupations in research, healthcare systems, pharma or biotechnology companies, and governmental organisations. The interdisciplinary training, with focus on development of radionuclide labelled compounds, and knowledge about new methods and applications are highly important for progress of molecular imaging in research as well as in healthcare. The strong association with research in the programme gives you an excellent basis for further academic research and PhD studies in the field.


The programme leads to a Master of Medical Science (120 credits) with Medical Nuclide Techniques as the main field of study. After one year of study it may also be possible to obtain a Master of Medical Science (60 credits).

Programme Structure

Year 1

  • Radiation Protection and Medical Effects
  • Detection Techniques and Dosimetry
  • Good Manufacturing Practice, GMP
  • Nuclide Diagnostics and Therapy
  • Degree Project

Year 2

  • Labelling Chemistry and Compound Development
  • Degree Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score: 575

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. The main field of study must be medicine, pharmacy, physics, radiophysics, chemistry, biology, or a similar field of study.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 30370 International
  • Free EU/EEA

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000


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