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Medical Physics

Can the application of physics concepts, theories and methods save lives? It certainly can.

The teaching curriculum of KTU MSc in Medical Physics focuses on the use of ionising radiation for treatment and diagnosis of oncological diseases, and protection of individuals and environment from unreasonable radiation.

This study programme is implemented together with the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, is adjusted to the medical physics study programmes around the globe and recognised by the International Organisation of Medical Physicists.

KTU MSc in Medical Physics is one of the few programmes of this kind delivered in English in Europe (except for the UK universities).

  • State-of-the-art research facilities and equipment available for KTU students’ research
  • Hands-on experience while working together with professionals in hospitals and medical care centres
  • EC directive 2013/59/EURATOM regulated curriculum


Description of Study Programme Apply
Location Kaunas
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Cycle Second cycle
Field Physics, Medical Technology
Language Lithuanian, English
Form Full-time studies - 2 y. (day-time; on-campus)
Degree awarded Master of Health Sciences
Yearly Price  i Full-time studies - 4916 €
  • University of Southern Denmark
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • University of Helsinki
  • University of Aveiro
  • University of Lisbon

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements

University bachelor degree certificate

Medical technology study fields; Engineering sciences (Bioengineering), Technology sciences (Materials technologies, Biotechnologies), Physical Sciences (Physics, Chemistry), Health Sciences (Biophysics, Biochemistry) study field degree.

Language CGPA

IELTS ≥6.0, TOEFL ≥85, CEFR ≥C1, or previously completed studies in english language.

Average grade (CGPA) > 60 %

Additional requirements

Often you can get a suitable transcript of bachelor degree from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

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

The documents must be legalised (Apostille) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where the documents were issued. This requirement does not apply for the documents issued in the EU and Belarus, Ukraine.


Score structure

Component Coefficient
First component of the competition score

Average grade (CGPA) of University‘s Bachelor’s degree (min. length – 180 ECTS) and its supplement


Second component of the competition score

Research activities


Third component of the competition score

Motivation letter and online interview



Tuition fee

The tuition fee applied for the academic year 2022-2023 is indicated below:

Full-time studies 4916 €
Price per credit 81,93 €
Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Full-time studies 4916 €
Price per credit 81,93 €
Partial tuition fee waiver can be applied for the study price.


Financial support






Subjects of the study programme by semesters


Ionising radiation=radiation – particle flow, electromagnetic waves
Radiation therapy – methods, equipment for treatment of oncological diseases, dosimetry
Radiation diagnostics=radiology – methods, equipment for diagnostics of diseases, imaging
Nuclear medicine – the use of radioactive materials for diagnostics and treatment
Radiation safety – totality of measures for protection from radiation
Patient dose planning Optimisation of Patients' Doses in Radio Diagnostics Development of Quality Assurance Programmes and their Implementation in Radiology Sector Development and Implementation of Radiation Protection protection measures in the Institution




Why @KTU?

Combination of physics and medical sciences

Study programme is implemented together with the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, is harmonized with Medical Physics study programmes of other European and world’s universities by the International Organization of Medical physicists (www.iomp.org.) and is one of few programme given in English in Europe (except UK)


Why @KTU?

Well-equipped facilities with latest software tools

Well-equipped dosimetry laboratory and possibility to work and perform investigations with Linear accelerators, X-ray, CT,  MRI, PET  and other imaging facilities, gamma cameras (SPECT) at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences  hospital Kaunas clinics.

Why @KTU?

Acquired knowledge is applied in practice

Significant part of studies is performed working together with the interdisciplinary teams of radiotherapists/radiologists in hospitals and medical care centres.



Student’s competences:
– Application and improvement of radiation technologies and methods in medicine and industry;
– Planning of patients’ dosages in radiation therapy and provision of recommendations regarding dosimetry;
– Knowledge and application of radiation protection strategy, protective factors and measures;

Student’s skills:
– Able to apply known physical methods and concepts in medical practice and develop new ones, provide recommendations to the patients regarding dosimetry;
– Able to work individually with radiation equipment and technologies guaranteeing the quality of radiation medical services and implementing optimisation measures for radiation protection;
– Able to work in team while developing and implementing management strategies for patients’ expose based on research-practical activities, and take personal responsibility.



You may become

– Planning, organisation and coordination of practical and research activities of medical physicists at oncological centre; management of junior physicists;
– Participation in preparation and implementation of the strategy for oncological treatment and diagnostics using radiation methods;
– Participation in preparation and implementation of the programmes of prevention of oncological diseases.

– Management of radiation protection division;
– Preparation, coordination and implementation of the institution’s radiation protection strategy and quality assurance programmes;
– Preparation and coordination of long-term medical radiation optimisation programmes.

– Participation in preparation of medical radiation optimisation programmes;
– Preparation of quality inspection programmes for medical diagnostic procedures and consulting of the interested companies;
– Organisation of the company’s operations and management of personnel performing radiation maintenance in the consulted companies.




Lecturers. Experts in their field

Elona Juozaitytė

Elona Juozaitytė

Professor at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU)
Jurgita Laurikaitienė

Jurgita Laurikaitienė

PhD at Oncology Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
Sören Mattsson

Sören Mattsson

Professor at Lund University (Sweden)


Representatives of the European Federation of Organisations for Medical Physics
Laimonas Jaruševičius

Laimonas Jaruševičius

Head of Radiation Therapy Deapartment at the Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
Nikolajus Medvedevas

Nikolajus Medvedevas

Head of JSC "Rentgenas"




Evelina Jaselskė

Evelina Jaselskė

LSMU Hospital Kauno Klinikos, Medical Physic


Only when I started to work, I realised that everything we had learned during the studies, without any exceptions, also not the most favourite subjects, wwere useful for the everyday practiceoncology depertment searching for the solutionsand ways how to provide professional assistance to the oncological patients

Vinsas Janušonis

Vinsas Janušonis

Klaipėda University Hospital, Chief Physician prof. hab. dr.


Medical physics are needed in all medical institutions that are using ionizing radiation; however, they are extremely needed in radiation therapy departments of clinical hospitals