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Clinical Science (pathways in Medical Physics and Physiological Sciences), MSc

Newcastle University, the United Kingdom

Newcastle University

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About Clinical Science (pathways in Medical Physics and Physiological Sciences), MSc - at Newcastle University

This accredited course co-ordinates specialist contributions from clinical scientists, consultants, clinical networks and departments. It uses facilities from Newcastle University and Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The course offers specialist pathways in medical physics and physiological sciences and is available to the healthcare science workforce and through competitive national recruitment.

This specialist course runs under the NHS Scientist Training Programme (STP) and is accredited by the National School for Healthcare Science Accreditation Unit. Combining academic and workplace learning, the formal teaching element is delivered through structured residential teaching blocks and online study.

Due to the unique nature of this course full information is available on our Faculty of Medical Sciences website.


There are two pathways:

Medical Physics offers specialisms in:

  • radiotherapy physics
  • radiation safety physics
  • imaging with ionising radiation
  • imaging with non-ionising radiation

Physiological Sciences offers specialisms in:

  • cardiac science
  • vascular science
  • respiratory and sleep science
  • gastrointestinal physiology
  • urodynamic science

    Entry requirements

    There are two routes to study the courses, both through the National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS):

    • direct entry route: competitive entry through national recruitment
    • in-service entry route: if you work in an existing healthcare science workforce, with the agreement of your employers

    Full entry requirements are detailed on the NHS Careers website.

    International Students

    To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements:

    Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in all sub-skills).

    Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

    Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

    The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.

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