M.Sc. On Campus

Medical Physics

University of Trieste

24 months
300 EUR/year
300 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The joint Medical Physics programme of the University of Trieste has the following structure: a first year at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), including appropriate academic courses in Medical Physics and a second year of clinical training (residency).


Advanced Master Programmes

There is a worldwide shortage of clinical medical physics professionals and medical physics academics. The safe and effective implementation of technology in Imaging Medical Physics, Therapeutic Medical Physics and Medical Radiation Dosimetry requires oversight and support from expert medical physicists. Medical physics was classified as a Profession by the United Nations International Labor Organization (ILO) in 2011.

Prior to embarking on a clinical training programme, the resident medical physicist requires appropriate post-graduate academic education, to provide the background knowledge to support the acquisition of skills and competences implicit in a hospital-based clinical residency.

The Medical Physics programme of the University of Trieste has obtained the accreditation by the IOMP (International Organization of Medical Physics).

The present Master Course does not prepare Medical Physicists for the Italian hospitals, because in Italy a 3-year post-graduate course in "Fisica Sanitaria" is required.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Anatomy and and physiology as applied to medical physics 
  • Radiobiology 
  • Radiation physics 
  • Radiation dosimetry 
  • Physics of nuclear medicine 
  • Medical imaging fundamentals

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The applicant has to submit a CV, a transcription of the university degree and can also submit a letter of recommendation from senior scientists familiar with the applicant. 
  • Scientists making recommendations should indicate if they have any contacts at the ICTP.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 300 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 300 EUR per year during 24 months.

If you are resident in Italy, the amount of the fee depends on your family income, measured according to the ISEE indicator.

Living costs for Trieste

850 - 1100 EUR /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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