Medical Physics

Medical Physics is an area which involves the application of science and technology to patient care.

If you are a student in year 12 and above studying science(s) and mathematics considering options e.g. studying physics at University or having a career in medical physics a work experience placement in this area may be valuable*.

Although opportunities for work placements are limited due to the work pressures within the department, applications are welcomed and considered on a case by case basis from students seriously considering a career in Medical Physics.

For year 12 students and above a typical work placement would consist of a day visiting the various departments within Medical Physics and is designed to provide a brief overview of the profession and an opportunity to meet staff

If you are considering an application please first discuss your interest with the school careers / work experience adviser or Head of Year and then email a CV and covering letter (addressed to Lifelong Learning) detailing the benefits of work experience in medical physics to


Please take a look at these informative Medical Physics and Engineering in Healthcare slides prepared by the staff.


Note also that the website of the professional body, the IPEM, has a lot of useful information regarding careers in Medical Physics


* This placement is NOT suitable for students who are intending to apply to Medicine.

 Page last updated: 17.01.2018