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Master of Medical Physics (MMedPhysics) - By Coursework

Technological advances and developments in medicine, particularly in radiology, oncology (radiotherapy) and nuclear medicine, have created a demand for qualified medical physicists to manage and monitor the medical usage of radiation in all its forms. In 1998 the University of Malaya launched the Master of Medical Physics programme to meet this growing need. Over sixty graduates have come out from this programme thus far.

This programme is accredited by the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), United Kingdom, since 2002. At present, the University of Malaya programme is the only one outside the British Isles (United Kingdom and Ireland) to receive such recognition.


This programme provides postgraduate training in clinical applications of physics in medicine and biology, particularly with regard to ionizing electromagnetic radiation. The main areas of focus are the planning, quality control and safety considerations for medical imaging (general x-ray machines, CT scanners, MRI scanners, ultrasound scanners, etc), nuclear medicine imaging (gamma cameras, SPECT scanners, PET scanners, etc) and radiotherapy (LINACs, brachytherapy equipment, etc).

Career Opportunity

This programme trains and equips candidates to take up professional positions in education, research and service orientated positions in hospitals, government agencies, laboratories, the medical industry and the nuclear technology industry.

Course Structure

A. Programme by Coursework

( 1) The Master of Medical Physics programme by coursework comprises of forty (40) credit hours namely:

(a) four (4) core courses, each of four (4) credit hours, totalling sixteen (16) credit hours;

(b) a core course of two credit hours;

(c) two (2) core courses, each of five (5) credit hours, totalling ten (10) credit hours; and

(d) a medical physics research project of twelve (12) credit hours.

(2) Details of the courses offered are as approved by Senate from time to time on the recommendation of the Faculty and candidates shall be informed of such details at the beginning of each session.

(3) The lists of courses for the programme of Master of Medical Physics are provided in List 1.

MQGQ6101 Anatomy and Physiology
MQGQ6112 Biostatistics
MQGQ6113 Computing and Medical Informatics
MQGQ6114 Applied Radiation Physics and Dosimetry
MQGQ6115 Radiobiology and Radiation Protection
MQGQ6116 Medical Imaging and Nuclear Medicine
MQGQ6117 Radiotherapy Physics
MQGQ6189 Medical Physics Research Project

B. Programme by Research

(1) This programme is a research programme leading to the submission of a dissertation and the format is as provided in the University of Malaya (Master's Degree) Rules 2010 and University of Malaya (Master's Degree) Regulations 2010.

(2) Where the Faculty deems it necessary a candidate may be required to follow or follow and pass such course or course(s) as determined by the Faculty.


Language Requirement

A non-Malaysian applicant whose degree is from a university or institution of higher learning where the medium of instruction for that degree is not the English language and where the applicant wishes to follow a programme shall be required:


  1. To obtain a score of 600 for a paper-based total (PBT); a score of 250 for a computer-based total (CBT) or a score of 100 for an internet-based total (IBT) for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); or


  2. To obtain a band of 6 for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
Entry Requirement

(1) Entry qualifications

(a) A Bachelor’s degree with Honours or equivalent in physical sciences; or

(b) A Bachelor’s degree with Honours or equivalent in a programme of study consisting of courses in physical sciences; or

(c) A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in physical sciences and at least three years working experience in the relevant field; or

(d) An equivalent qualification approved by the Senate from time to time.

(2) Other requirement

Satisfies the Department responsible for the candidate’s programme of study in an Entrance Evaluation recognised by the Faculty.


Intake Schedule
Once a year in month of September.
Fee Structure for Citizen
Fee Structure for Non-Citizen
Last Update: May 06, 2019