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Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering

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Clinical scientists

The Scientist Training Programme (STP) is a three-year training programme leading to registered clinical scientist status.

Trainees work full-time in a hospital, starting on a salary of over £25,000, alongside completing a part-time fully-funded Master's degree.

Current trainees come from a range of backgrounds, from those with a Bachelor's degree to those with post-doctoral research experience.

Further information

MPCE and its partner department the Oxford Centre for Enablement provide training of clinical scientists in all specialisms of Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering, leading to the award of Registered Clinical Scientist.

The Trust normally takes up to four trainees annually who are based at one of the hospitals within Oxford, though they may undertake shorter placements at the other hospitals.

Specialisms include the following:

  • radiotherapy physics
  • imaging with ionising radiation
  • radiation safety
  • medical device risk management and governance
  • specialist disability design (assistive technology)
  • rehabilitation engineering
  • clinical measurement and development.

Further information regarding the training scheme can be found on the National School of Healthcare Science website.

The national recruitment process usually opens in January for the intake in September of the following year.

Clinical Engineering

Train to be a state-registered Clinical Scientist as part of the NHS Scientific Training Programme

  • three years work based training
  • starting salary c. £25 000
  • includes fully funded MSc in Clinical Science (Clinical Engineering)
  • applicants require a 2:1 degree in a relevant engineering/physical science discipline

Further info about STP Healthcare Scientist training and the Government-led Modernising Scientific Careers scheme can be found at: