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Master's Degree in Physical Science - Biomedical Physics Curriculum

University of Pavia
Program overview
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
September 2023

September 2024

September 2025

About this program

Master's Degree in Physical Science - Biomedical Physics Curriculum

The Master's degree in Physical Sciences Biomedical Physics is a track (curriculum) of the Master's degree program in Physical Sciences offered by the University of Pavia. This Master's Degree Program is entirely taught in English language.

The Master's degree in Physical Sciences Biomedical physics curriculum provides physical, biological and radiobiological knowledge, calculation tools, physical techniques and skills on instrumentation and mathematical methods also used in hospitals and medical industry.

The program focuses on basic and applied research in fields such as: medical diagnostics (for example with the development of imaging techniques, such as magnetic resonance, PET, SPECT and CT, or sensors for monitoring vital signs or therapies through measurement of suitable biomarkers); clinical therapy (for example with the study and development of advanced radiotherapy techniques, such as hadrontherapy, neutron capture therapy and oncological hyperthermia); dosimetry and ionizing and non-ionizing radiation protection.

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Admission requirements

Undergraduate diploma (or higher)

Students whose degree has been awarded by a non-Italian University must fulfill the following entry requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree in Physics or Physics-related subject (Honours, 3 years) or a Bachelors Degree awarded by non-Italian University that it has been evaluated suitable for the admission.
  • Knowledge of English corresponding at least to a B2 level or have taken a university course of English worth at least 3CFU.

The suitability of the Bachelors Degree for the enrollment in the MSc is evaluated by an appointed Committee. Candidates may be required to take an interview with the Committee.

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Italian.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

  • Physics of ionizing radiations
  • General biology, human anatomy and physiology
  • Physics of medical imaging
  • Medical diagnoistic techniques with ionizing radiations
  • Introduction to ionizing radiation protection
  • Radiation biophysics and radiobiology
  • Rhaeology and Diagnostic Techniques: Theory and Practice
  • Laboratory of ionizing radiations
  • Computational methods in Physics
  • One subject to be chosen from this list: Statistical methods in physics / Artificial Intelligence for experimental and applied physics / Particle detectors / Physics of innovative oncological therapy techniques / Simulation in medical physics
  • Two subjects to be chosen from this list: Problem solving in Physics / Statistical Mechanics / Bioinformatics / Machine Learining / Artificial Intelligence / Deep Learining / Biosignals and bioimages elaboration / Quantitative MRI / MRI Physics for Neuroscience / Neurosciences / Biomaterials

Scholarships & funding

The University of Pavia offers several kinds of scholarships/funding for a sum up to 6.000 euro per year per student.


156 – 4000 euro per year. The tuition fee is adjusted to the student’s family’s financial situation. Non-EU students residing abroad and holding a study visa can also choose to pay the flat rate determined according to their citizenship which ranges from 400 euro to 4500 euro per year.

Application fee: €35,00


Master's degree

Career paths

The Biomedical Physics curriculum is structured with the aim of providing theoretical and experimental foundations and tools for inclusion in multidisciplinary research groups in universities, research institutions and companies dealing with biomedical and industrial applications. It provides solid foundations both to those who want to continue with PhD programs or specialization in Medical Physics, and to those who are interested in working as Radiation Protection Experts and / or with the use of ionizing and non-ionizing radiations in industry.

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University of Pavia

The University of Pavia is one of the world’s oldest Academic Institutions. It was founded in 825 as a “School of law, rhetoric and liberal arts” by King Lothair I, and in 1361 it was officially established as a “Universitas...

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Why study at University of Pavia

Pavia: a city campus

Located in Lombardy Region, only 30 KM south of Milan, the City of Pavia offers a lively, genuine, cooperative and safe environment with a high quality of life. Pavia is the Capital of the fertile Province of Pavia, which is known for a variety of agricultural products -including wine, rice, cereals and dairy products- and is situated at the heart of Italy’s manufacturing district. Tts fascination remains intact with the center’s maze of narrow streets, ancient churches and elegant buildings, all bordered by the Ticino river. The countless events, festivals, exhibitions, concerts, meeting places and sports competitions combine to offer students a unique University experience.

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University of Pavia

Strada Nuova 65
27100 Pavia

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