Specialization in medical physics is one of the longest in Finland. It includes a theoretical part and practical training. Basic education required is a university degree (MSc) in physics, engineering or equivalent.
To get a degree as Qualified Medical Physicist, there is an national approval program approved by the Education Committee of Medical Physicists nominated by the Ministry Education of Finland. The education takes place in a university (2 – 4 years) and in a hospital (5 years). It is possible to apply for the practical training as soon as you have passed a Master’s degree in the appropriate field (physics, biophysics, medical technology).