Physics - Medical Physics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)


This course is about understanding the world around us at its most fundamental level. The knowledge generated through the study of physics is also the driving force behind most new technologies, from radars to lasers, from transistors to quantum computers, and from electron microscopes to advanced medical imaging scanners.

You will develop a combination of high-level research, analytical and problem-solving skills which are highly valued by industry and government employers. The Master of Physics can be undertaken in one of the following: astronomy and astrophysics (astronomy techniques, astro-statistics, galactic dynamics, compact objects, astrophysical shocks, plasma astrophysics, space electrodynamics and high-energy astrophysics); computational physics (numerical methods, high performance computing, graphics processing unit (GPU) programming and methods of computational physics); experimental physics (data analysis and methods of experimental physics); medical physics (commissioning, calibration, safe operation and maintenance of these medical systems that help to diagnose and treat thousands of people every year); OR theoretical physics (discipline-specific knowledge at the frontiers of modern physics).

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Human Biology for Medical Physicists
  • Physics Research Project Development
  • Physics Research Presentation
  • Radiotherapy Physics
  • Master's Dissertation—Medical Physics Part 1
  • Master's Dissertation—Medical Physics Part 2
  • Master's Dissertation—Medical Physics Part 3
  • Master's Dissertation—Medical Physics Part 4

              Detailed Programme Facts

              • Programme intensity Full-time
                • Full-time duration 24 months
              • Credits
                96 alternative credits
                16-25 hours per week.
              • Languages
                • English
              • Delivery mode
                On Campus
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              English Language Requirements

              You only need to take one of these language tests:

              • Minimum required score:


                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.

                Book IELTS
              • Minimum required score:


                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:


                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

              To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have:

              (a)(i) a bachelor's degree in physics, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and

              (ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent; 


              (b) an honours degree in physics, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA.

              Tuition Fee

              • International Applies to you

                792 AUD/credit
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 792 AUD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
              • National Applies to you

                375 AUD/credit
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 375 AUD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
              We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

              Living costs for Perth

              1330 - 1470 AUD/month
              Living Costs

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


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