Postgraduate study in Medical Physics and Imaging Technology

What can you study in Medical Physics and Imaging Technology?

This programme involves extensive specialist training in imaging and physiology that may create a pathway to proceed to further postgraduate study in Medical Physics, Biophotonics, Biomedical Imaging or Biophysics.

Areas of research interests open to exploration include:

  • Theory of light matter interactions relevant to biological systems
  • Development of optical sensing and imaging systems
  • Data and image processing
  • Development of instrumentation and optical probes

Students considering the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Medical Physics and Imaging Technology programme should have a strong background in Physics and Mathematics. Courses in Biological Sciences or Physiology are also a good combination to have to provide a good foundation to progress your postgraduate studies in Medical Physics and Imaging Technology.  Please see the undergraduate Medical Physics and Imaging pathway for specific information about how to progress to postgraduate study in this subject.

Structuring your postgraduate programme in Medical Physics and Imaging Technology

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Medical Physics and Imaging Technology


Explore the postgraduate courses you can take for a Medical Physics and Imaging specialisation:


On top of the BSc core Physics courses, prior to applying for the BSc(Hons) in Medical Physics and Imaging Technology you are required to have completed:

Additionally, students who have completed the common year in science can complement their curriculum with:

Where can postgraduate study in Medical Physics and Imaging Technology?

Companies such as the Auckland District Health Board, Cubic Health and Orion Health require medical physicists with the specific skill-set required in biophotonic, biomedical imaging and instrumentation.

Jobs related to Medical Physics and Imaging Technology include:

  • Health analyst
  • Medical Physicist
  • Researcher
  • Scientific advisor

Scholarships and awards

Each year we award scholarships and prizes to thousands of students.

Find out about the scholarships you may be eligible for, search available scholarships or begin an application by visiting Scholarships and awards.

Help and advice

For further information and advice, please contact the Science Student Centre.

Science Student Centre
Level G, Room G 20
(beside the entrance to the Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre)
Building 301
23 Symonds Street
Auckland 1010

Phone: +64 9 923 7020

To find a supervisor to work with you on your research project please see Postgraduate Research Topics.