Clin Sci (Medical Physics/Physio Sci) MSc

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

Part time: 36 months, 60 months maximum


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.

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You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

Modules for 2019 entry

Medical Physics pathway

Within the Medical Physics pathway, there are four specialisms. Modules within the different specialisms can be found below:

Physiological Sciences pathway

Physiological Sciences pathway 

Within the Physiological Sciences pathway, there are five specialisms. Modules within the different specialisms can be found below:

Module changes

Module changes

Modules change annually to take account of:

  • changing staff expertise
  • developments in the discipline
  • the requirements of external bodies and partners
  • student feedback.

Most module information for 2020 entry will be available from the end of May 2020.

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.

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English Language Requirements

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

How to Apply

To study on these courses you will need to apply through the National School of Healthcare Science - Scientist Training Programme.

The site includes frequently asked questions about application and eligibility.

The Faculty of Medical Sciences website has further information about Medical Physics and Physiological Sciences pathways.


Clinical Science MSc

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