12 months
28440 USD/year
5484 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Medical Physics from University of Canterbury applies the concepts and methods of physics to the diagnosis and treatment of human disease.


Medical Physics from University of Canterbury offers both a clinical and a non-clinical option for Medical Physics. The clinical option is only chosen by students who are currently employed at an Aotearoa New Zealand District Health Board. The two options have an identical course structure and lead equally to potential clinical employment.


Medical physics provides an intellectually stimulating, multidisciplinary environment; personally rewarding work that may have a direct effect on patient care; and excellent career prospects in a field with a recognised shortage of suitably qualified graduates.

Medical physics graduates are employed by hospitals in various department’s including radiation oncology, diagnostic radiology, and nuclear medicine. They are involved in creating new devices and technology, both in industry and academic environments. They also help to regulate the safe use of medical technology, including radiation safety.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Radiation Physics
  • Radiation Biology
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Medical Imaging
  • Medical Physics Research Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You should apply as early as possible to give yourself maximum preparation time for visa application, fee payment, travel and accommodation arrangements. 


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Medical Physics (Clinical) option requirement: A student must have secured a registrar position with an Aotearoa New Zealand District Health Board before enrolling.
  • A Bachelor of Science in Physics, or Bachelor of Engineering in a related discipline
  • Students should work to have a strong and broad undergraduate degree in Physics.
  • Students are advised to enrol in experimental, mathematical, and computational courses at undergraduate level.
  • If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28440 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5484 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5484 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National students - 7,618 - 8,867 NZD
  • International Students - 39,500 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

1300 - 2000 NZD /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.

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