Medical physics and technology

  • Years2 years
  • ECTS credits120

What you Learn

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the programme the candidate will have the following learning outcomes:


  • Give an account of the basic theories and fundamental physics relevant for medical physics
  • Explain the foundation for for medical diagnostics and modern radiotherapy
  • Explain selected experimental methods and measurement techniques in medical physics
  • Demonstrate a high level of knowledge in the field of medical phyiscs, and expert knowledge within the field of the Master's thesis project


  • Perform an independent research project, under supervision, but show initiative and independence according to established research norms
  • Handle and present scientific data, evaluate prescision and uncertainties and use programming tools for analysis of data
  • Analyse relevant topics in medical physics and debate ways to explore these topics/questions using scientific methods
  • Get acquainted with the research community/environment and acquire the needed tools and resources for performing the scientific work
  • Analyse and evaluate scientific sources of information and use these in a structured manner to reach new ideas/hypothesis in the field of medial physics
  • Analyse, evaluate and debate own results in a scientifically sound manner, in light of the current knowledge in the field

General competence

  • be able to analyse scientific problems in general and participate in discussion about different ways to address and solve problems
  • give good written and oral presentation of scientific topics and results
  • communicate scientific problems, analyses and conclusions within medical physics, both to specialists and the general public
  • be able to reflect over central scientific problems in his/her own work and other people's work
  • demonstrate understanding and respect for scientific values like openness, precision and reliability

How to Apply

Admission Requirements

This programme is available for citizens from within the European Union/EEA/EFTA.

Follow these links to find the general entry requirements and guidelines on how to apply:

Admission Requirements

A bachelor's degree (3-years) within physics or other relevant discipline.

To qualify for admission to the master's programme the average grade for the specialization in the bachelor's degree should be at least C.

Who may apply

The Master's Programme in Physics, specialization Medical physics and technology, is not offered to applicants from outside the European Union/EEA and Switzerland.

For more information about the application procedure for students residing in Norway (with Norwegian ID-number) please see:


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About the programme

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Department of Physics and Technology

Study section: studie.fysikk@uib.no

Department of Physics and Technology: http://www.uib.no/en/ift