Prestigious professional recognition for Medical Physics masters
Surrey’s MSc Medical Physics has received a renewed four-year accreditation from the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), marking it out as one of the most highly acclaimed courses of its kind in the UK.
The accreditation – which has been extended for the next four years – gives independent recognition from IPEM, the UK professional body for physics and engineering in medicine. Awarded to just a handful of masters courses in the UK, it confirms that our masters programme meets the Institution’s exacting educational standards.
The MSc Medical Physics at Surrey has trained over 1,000 medical physicists since its launch in 1973. It is recognised as providing the postgraduate learning required for people who seek registration as clinical scientists via 'Route 2', as an alternative to the NHS Scientist Training Programme, and can be studied part-time by those who are already in employment.
Programme leader Dr Silvia Pani said: “We are delighted to have the accreditation of our MSc Medical Physics programme renewed by the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM). This recognition ensures our programme is conducted at the very highest standards, allowing our students to develop their future careers as medical physicists in healthcare, industry or academia.”
Read about the experience of student Erin Donovan, who is studying for the MSc Medical Physics part-time while working for the NHS.