Curriculum Design

The bilingual Master program “Clinical Medical Physics” (CMP) is intended for graduate students having achieved a degree in Physics or (Physics orientated) Engineering. Other applicants will be considered on a case to case basis. Furthermore, prospective students should have at least one year of qualified professional experience in medical radiation physics prior to semester 3.

The theoretical modules will be taught by lecturers from both universities, the University of Heidelberg and the Pontificial Catholic University of Chile, via a combination of on-site and online modules. The first two semesters take place on-site at PUC in Santiago de Chile. The third semester comprises online modules offered by UHD. In parallel practical work sessions are provided by PUC at associated hospitals in Chile. During the fourth semester the final Master’s Thesis can either be written at PUC or at UHD.

During the third semester the program adopts a so-called “blended” learning approach designed to draw from the self-paced, technology-enhanced features of online learning (click) complemented by the social and hands-on features of the traditional classroom (brick). “Brick and click” can offer students the best of both worlds! By making effective use of online technology and educational multimedia students are offered a flexible and supportive virtual learning environment hosted by the institutional online platform, Moodle. Learning online means that the student makes use of a set of online tools in order to submit an assignment, read a lesson, watch a video lecture or engage in discussion with fellow peers. The tools used to support communication and collaboration include asynchronous (time-delayed) discussion forums and synchronous (same-time) conferencing systems which feature regularly in order to ensure that students and tutors engage in critical, academic discourse. Further to the two weeks interval online meetings or study sessions, online guest lectures with experts from around the world bring cutting-edge subject expertise into a lesson not possible in the traditional classroom setup.

The students obtaining this Master/Magister could choose to deepen their knowledge in Medical Physics by studying further for a PhD at either of the two universities.

Please note:

In 2017 our Master’s programme is currently undergoing reaccreditation and possible substantial structural changes. We would kindly like to ask all interested students to regularly check our website for updates. If you would like to be put on our e-mailing list to receive further information please feel free to sign up via medphyschile@dkfz-heidelberg.de.


For more information on how to apply please see the website “Application”.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees at PUC are: 3,010,000 CLP/year at PUC (Year 2016), plus a 55,450 CLP (around $90) registration fee; students also pay a 26,500 CLP subscription fee.

Tuition fees at Heidelberg University are 1,800€ for semester no. 3 and 4. However, students in the 4th semester shall be required to pay only if their Master’s Thesis is carried out in Heidelberg, Germany. In addition, Heidelberg University charges an administration fee and a Student Union fee for semester no. 3 and 4 (see here for more information).

Fees regulations at Heidelberg University: English version and German version

Study regulations

Examination regulations at Heidelberg University: English version and German version

Module Guide

Module guide (January 2017, 5th version)