Uppsala University

Medical Nuclide Techniques, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    15113.5 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
The Master Programme in Medical Nuclide Techniques at Uppsala Universityprovides 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 preclinical research, medical imaging or tumour therapy requires competence from several areas.

About

Medical applications using radionuclides are of increasing importance in today’s world. Tomographic imaging techniques such as PET (positron emission tomography) and SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) are important components of the molecular imaging and the development and use of radionuclides for tumour therapy require special education. 

The Master Programme in Medical Nuclide Techniques is highly interdisciplinary and brings together leading scientists and clinicians from Uppsala University to create a unique and stimulating educational environment.

Uppsala University has been world leading in this area for many years. The Master Programme in Medical Nuclide Techniques is at the forefront of research and meets the increasing demand for knowledge in nuclide techniques for physicians, pharmacists, physicists, biologists and chemists.

Career

With an advanced education in medical nuclide techniques you are expected to go onto a career in research, healthcare systems, pharma or biotechnology companies, and governmental organisations. The interdisciplinary training, with focus on the 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 Master Programme in Medical Nuclide Techniques gives you an excellent basis for further academic research and PhD studies in the field.

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
For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

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.

  • 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.

Selection:Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
  • a statement of purpose (1 page).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15113.5 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30227 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

NON-EU/EEA

  • Application Fee:SEK 900
  • Tuition fee, first semester:SEK 72500
  • Tuition fee, total:SEK 290000

Living costs for Uppsala

6,573 - 6,670 /month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding


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