The Master of Advanced Studies in Medical Physics (MMP) is a two-year advanced training programme run jointly by ICTP and the University of Trieste. The programme is designed to provide young, promising graduates of physics or related fields (mainly from developing countries) with postgraduate theoretical and clinical training so that they may be recognised as clinical medical physicists in their home countries.

The programme comprises a year of basic and advanced courses (taught in English) prepared with the assistance of experts from ICTP's UN partner the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). This is followed by a year of professional clinical training in a medical physics department of a hospital in the programme's training network.

The minimum qualification for applicants is a degree equivalent to an MSc in physics or related fields. The selection of candidates will be based on their university performance, research activity and professional experience in the field. Adequate proficiency in English language is required. The Programme is open to young (generally below 30 years of age) qualified graduates from countries that are members of the United Nations, UNESCO or IAEA.

You can also download or view:

  • Abstracts Booklet of the MMP Thesis published in MEDICAL PHYSICS INTERNATIONAL (IMP) Journal:


Vol 8, No 2, 2020, page 104-145
vol.7, No.1, 2019, page 67-99
vol.5, No.2, 2017, page 81-117

For more information, contact:
ICTP Master of Advanced Studies in Medical Physics Programme
The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics
Strada Costiera 11, I-34151 Trieste, Italy