Group prize

Medical Physics Group Postgraduate Dissertation Prize

The IOP Medical Physics Group (MPG) is pleased to announce a new student prize, to be awarded annually for the best master’s level dissertation, on a topic relevant to medical physics and completed by a student member of the MPG during the previous calendar year. Any dissertation submitted as a part of an MSc programme of study at a university in the UK and Ireland is eligible for consideration. The award, which has a monetary value of £250, will be made to the dissertation that, in the opinion of the MPG Committee, has made the greatest contribution to advancement of medical physics.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 30 November 2017, for dissertations completed in 2015 and 2016.

How to apply Submission

Applications must contain the following four items:

  1. A Summary of the Work undertaken for the dissertation, to include the typical headings of Authorship, Introduction, Theory / Methodology, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, as appropriate. This must be written by the student. (max 1,000 words)
  2. Reflective Thoughts written by the student, describing:
    i. how you have developed scientifically during the course of the project; (max 300 words)
    ii. your work’s significance and how it may impact patient care in the future; (max 300 words)
  3. A letter of support from the project Supervisor / Head of Course, explaining how the candidate meets the evaluation criteria.
  4. Your IOP membership number.

A limit of 2 applications per MSc course will be applied – applicants are thus advised to liaise with the Course Director prior to submitting an application.

Please send nominations by e-mail to any member of the MPG committee (current MPG officers:,, and ) who will be happy to provide any further information required.

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