ICTP/University of Trieste 2022 Master’s Programme in Medical Physics (MMP): (Deadline 31 April 2022)

ICTP and the University of Trieste offer a Master’s Programme in Medical Physics (MMP), a two-year advanced training programme in the field of medical physics, co-sponsored by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), supported by the International Organisation for Medical Physics (IOMP) and the European Federation of Organization for Medical Physics (EFOMP) and in collaboration with the Trieste University Hospital.

The next programme will be held from 1 January 2023 until 31 December 2024 and will lead to an Advanced Studies Master Degree in Medical Physics. The denomination of the official Italian Degree is “Master di Secondo Livello in Fisica Medica”.

The first year will be spent at ICTP, in Trieste, Italy, while the second year will be dedicated to a supervised clinical training in a Medical Physics Department of a hospital in the programme’s training network. Courses are held in English.

The Master’s Programme is designed to provide young, promising graduates of physics or related fields (mainly from low and medium income countries) with postgraduate theoretical and clinical training so that candidates may be recognised as Clinical Medical Physicists in their home countries.

The Master’s Programme in Medical Physics, prepared with the assistance of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency and from the International Organization for Medical Physics, consists of several basic and advanced courses and practical and clinical training by experts in these fields. There will be an examination at the end of each course. Additionally, participants are required to work on a dissertation to be submitted and defended during the last month of the programme. The master’s degree will be awarded by Trieste University only to those candidates who successfully complete all examinations, clinical training, and other requirements as may be decided by the Master’s Committee. Participants will also be required to take part in ongoing activities of ICTP in their related fields.

About International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)

For more than 50 years, the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) has been a driving force behind global efforts to advance scientific expertise in the developing world. Founded in 1964 by the late Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam, ICTP seeks to accomplish its mandate by providing scientists from developing countries with the continuing education and skills that they need to enjoy long and productive careers. ICTP has been a major force in stemming the scientific brain drain from the developing world. ICTP alumni serve as professors at major universities, chairpersons.ICTP/University of Trieste Master’s Programme in Medical Physics (MMP)

  • Type Masters
  • Organization International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)
  • Country to study–
  • School to study–
  • Course to study Not specified
  • State of Origin
  • Gender Men and Women
  • Application Deadline April 30, 2022

Aim and Benefits of ICTP/University of Trieste Master’s Programme in Medical Physics (MMP)

Qualified candidates may attend the course at their own cost.

A limited number of full or partial scholarships will be awarded to successful candidates from developing countries, thanks to the support of the IAEA and ICTP. Full support includes travel, registration fees and a monthly stipend of 900 euro in the first year and 1000 euro in the second (or a reduced amount if accommodation is provided).

Partial support can be in the form of:

  • half support: travel, registration fees and a monthly stipend of 450 euro in the first and 500 in the second year
  • or, only travel and registration fees.

Requirements for ICTP/University of Trieste Master’s Programme in Medical Physics (MMP) Qualification

The minimum qualification for applicants is a degree equivalent to an MSc in physics or related fields. The selection of candidates will be based on their university performance, research activity and professional experience in the field. Adequate proficiency in the English language is required.

The Master’s Programme is open to young (generally below 30 years of age) qualified graduates from countries that are members of the United Nations, UNESCO or IAEA. Candidates who have received their degree outside Italy must obtain the “Dichiarazione di valore” from the Italian Embassy in their country, testifying that their curriculum studiorum is equivalent to the Italian “Laurea specialistica”. Curriculum studiorum should comprise 12 years of primary and secondary school and a University degree equivalent to the Italian “Laurea specialistica” – an academic title allowing to enter a PhD programme in her/his country.

Application Deadline

April 30, 2022

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) on e-portal.ictp.it to applyIndividuals wishing to apply for the Master of Advanced Studies in Medical Physics must complete the online application form.

The applicant has to submit a CV, a transcription of the university degree and can also submit a letter of recommendation from senior scientists familiar with the applicant. Scientists making recommendations should indicate if they have any contacts at the ICTP.

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