MSc Medical Physics in Cancer Radiation Therapy / Overview

Year of entry: 2024

Degree awarded
Master of Science
MSc:1yr FT, 2yr PT; PGDip: 9m FT; PGCert: 6m FT
Entry requirements

We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second class) or overseas equivalent in:

  • physics
  • related subject
Healthcare professionals with an equivalent qualification will also be considered and may be invited to interview. We may consider applicants with a Lower Second class degree via interview.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Please apply via our online application form. See the application and selection section for details of the supporting documents we require.

We recommend that you apply as early as possible. We reserve the right to close applications earlier if the course is full.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
PGCert Y N N N

Course overview

  • Develop the skills and knowledge needed for a career in cancer research and medical physics.
  • Learn from academics and clinical scientists in a range of fields, including physics, engineering, biology and oncology.
  • Access MR-Linac and proton therapy research facilities at The Christie to undertake unique research projects unavailable anywhere else in the UK and most of the world.
  • Learn key skills in data science and AI applied to medical physics in cancer research.

Open days

Come along to our next open day webinar for cancer postgraduate education at Manchester on 10 April, 11am-12pm. Our academic leads will explain the four courses' content, structure, as well as the academic requirements necessary to apply to the programmes. The end of the session will comprise the QnA with visitors. Book your place here .


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2024, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK students (per annum): £13,000
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £32,000
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK students (per annum): £6,500
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £16,000
  • PGDip (full-time)
    UK students (per annum): £10,400
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £25,600
  • PGCert (full-time)
    UK students (per annum): £5,200
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £12,800

Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for international students for the course duration at the year of entry).

For general fees information, please visit postgraduate fees.

Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).


For the latest scholarship and bursary information please visit the fees and funding page.

Contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 543 4695
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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