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Radiation Sciences (Medical Physics-Radiation Biology), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #72 (WUR) Hamilton, Canada
We offer a master degree in Radiation Sciences (Medical Physics-Radiation Biology) at McMaster University. Radiation Sciences is broadly interdisciplinary, bridging the fields of medicine, biology, engineering and physical science. It provides scientific method and knowledge to certain industrial sectors, especially the Health Care and Nuclear industries.


The program consists of a research thesis-based MSc in three streams, Medical Physics, Radiation Biology and Medical Radiation Sciences. Research is conducted with faculty using McMaster radiation facilities or at area hospitals

This master degree in Radiation Sciences (Medical Physics-Radiation Biology) is offered at McMaster Univeresity. Brachytherapy radioisotopes, β interface dosimetry, imaging dose distributions, neutron micro-dosimetry; Nuclear and atomic techniques used for analysis of both trace toxic elements and major components of human body composition; Development of novel radiopharmaceuticals and medical use of radioisotopes in diagnosis and therapy; Novel methods of imaging bone architecture and joint structure non-invasively; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; DNA damage and DNA repair processes in carcinogenesis; 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Radiation Health Risks and Benefits or
  • Radiation Effects in Plants and Animals
  • Modern Radiation Biology - Implications for the certainty with which scientific positions are held
  • Advanced Clinical Practicum in Medical Radiation Sciences
  • Radiation Health Risks and Benefits or
  • Radiation Effects in Plants and Animals or

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

  • The M.Sc. in Radiation Sciences (Medical Physics) requires that a candidate complete satisfactorily the courses below
  • Candidates for this M.Sc. are also required to present and defend a thesis, which shall embody the results of original research
  • Candidates are expected to have knowledge in Radiation Biology and in Radiation & Radioisotope Methodology
  • If a candidate lacks this knowledge, she/he will be directed by the program to pursue appropriate additional learning opportunities

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11396 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5698 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4204 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2102 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Hamilton

  • 1163 - 1630 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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