Goals of the programme

Through the master’s degree in Medical Physics: Imaging and Therapy, the students should understand the physical and technical basics as well as the areas of application of measurement, diagnostic and therapy methods in medicine. The necessary knowledge in programming, image and signal processing and numerical mathematics is imparted using computer-aided methods. The students are made familiar with the special requirements for safety and quality assurance in the field of medical technology and prepared for interdisciplinary communication with physicians, pharmacists, biologists and specialists from related engineering and technical disciplines. With the (mandatory) modules advanced MR methods and quantitative MR methods, the course focuses on imaging using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).


Scope and content of the programme

The course consists of the following sub-areas:

  1. Medical imaging and therapy methods
  2. physics
  3. Mathematics/Computer Science
  4. medicine/physiology
  5. health care management

The study content is offered in particular in lectures, seminars and exercises. The course is integrated into the research environment of medicine on the natural sciences campus, so that internships in the university clinic are planned as a supplement. Students expect effective learning methods with supervision in small groups. Master's theses can be written in cooperation with the Institute of Physics, the University Hospital and the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Research and Technology e. V. The course Medical Physics: Imaging and Therapy leads to a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree after a standard period of study of four semesters including the Master's thesis.

Fields of activity

After completing the master’s degree, graduates will be able to establish themselves in the following areas:

  • Research, development, planning and quality assurance in biomedical technology
  • medical and pharmaceutical research and development
  • quality assurance, safety and technical support in clinical diagnostics and therapy
  • further training, advice and customer service in the medical technology sector
  • approval and patenting of medical technology products
  • company spin-offs in the field of medical technology

In addition, graduates are also able to work in a broader physical-technical, engineering and information technology area. An additional qualification as a medical physicist with specialist recognition in medical radiation protection is also possible.

Entry requirements

The prerequisite for taking this course is a  bachelor's degree in physics, medical physics, bio-mathematics, electrical engineering, biomedical technology or medical informatics with an interest in the interdisciplinary natural sciences. Furthermore, knowledge of English at level B2 is required. Prior to commencing studies you will be required to provide proof of German language proficiency. The ‘Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang ausländischer Studienbewerber’ (DSH) at least level 2 is required. Further information can be found here.


Application and deadlines

Please refer to this page for the enrollment deadlines for the Medical Physics course. Further information about the International Office in Greifswald can be found on this page.

Preliminary courses

There will be two preparatory courses for the beginning of the master's degree "Medical Physics: Imaging and Therapy".

  • Physics preliminary course: The target group are prospective master's students with little prior knowledge of physics. The course teaches basic physics. Imparts knowledge that is essential for the master's degree in medical physics.
    Dates:  the two weeks before the lectures start, exact dates will be published soon, ⏲️
    Location: Large seminar room at the Institute of Physics
  • preliminary course Python for Medical physicist: The target group are prospective master's students with little or no programming experience. The course teaches the basics of programming in Python.
    Dates: the two weeks before the lectures start, exact dates will be published soon, ⏲️
    Location: Large seminar room at the Institute of Physics