Master On Campus

Medical Physics

University of Sydney

18 months
51000 AUD/year
31500 AUD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Medical Physics program at the University of Sydney will set you on the path to becoming a working medical physicist in Australia. This entry-level qualification will give you the technical expertise to work within a clinical setting across areas of medicine including cancer treatment, diagnostic imaging, physiological monitoring and medical electronics. 


The Medical Physics program at the University of Sydney provides specialist postgraduate training in the application of radiation physics, dosimetry, imaging and radiobiology to cancer diagnosis and treatment, and to radiation detection and protection. The one-and-a-half-year Masters course offers you a wide variety of subjects in radiation physics, nuclear physics, radiation dosimetry, anatomy and biology, nuclear medicine, radiotherapy physics, medical imaging physics, image processing, radiation biology, health physics and research methodology.

This program is offered through the School of Physics, which will give you access to world-class teaching and research facilities. As a student of this program you will benefit from highly experienced teaching and research staff in this discipline area through the Institute of Medical Physics and affiliated teaching hospitals and research institutes.

Career Pathways 

There are a number of career pathways in Medical Physics. You could work in one of many different health areas such as being involved with the commissioning, calibration, safe operation and maintenance of systems used for looking at or measuring what is happening in the body eg x-rays, ultrasound, light in various frequencies, laser Doppler blood flow measurement, magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear medicine.

For TEAP positions once you complete your degree you can apply for training positions at a clinical department in Australia or New Zealand as a Registrar in one of the following three speciality areas: nuclear medicine, radiation oncology and radiology.

Radiation oncology medical physicists are medical physicists who create, implement and monitor the procedures which allow the best treatment using radiation.

Radiology medical physicists involves numerous modalities for acquiring images of a patient's anatomy or physiology and plays an important role in the quality assurance of equipment and ensuring optimum image quality.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Anatomy and Biol Essentials for Physicists 
  • Computation and Image Processing 
  • Health Physics and Radiation Protection 
  • Medical Imaging Physics 
  • Nuclear Medicine Physics 
  • Nuclear Physics 
  • Research Methodology and Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


72 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 050097E 

  • For admission into this course, you should have a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Engineering with a credit average and with a major in the discipline of physics. A credit average means a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 65. 
  • Applicants who do not meet the requirements for admission into the Master of Medical Physics may wish to consider applying for entry into the Graduate Diploma in Medical Physics. As part of the embedded program, upon successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Medical Physics with a credit average, students may gain entry to the Master of Medical Physics through an internal "upgrade".

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    51000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 51000 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    31500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31500 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • Student Contribution Amount (SCA) for year 1: $7,950 (indicative only)

Living costs for Sydney

1882 - 3547 AUD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Fresh content

Updated in the last 3 months

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Our partners

Medical Physics
University of Sydney


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!