University of Bradford
Medical Imaging MSc MSc
University of Bradford

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

This programme is aimed at supporting radiographers, to

  • enhance their knowledge and skills in their specialist area of imaging

  • critically evaluate current research and implement best practice

  • reflect on current imaging protocols and techniques

  • evaluate, inform and enhance service delivery and patient outcomes

  • develop skills in critical thinking

The one-year part-time Postgraduate Certificates in CT and MRI attract radiographers from all over the UK and Ireland such is the value and impact of the courses on professional development and departments.

The programmes are delivered in block attendance weeks at the University by academics with expertise in those areas, clinical specialists, and physicists, with opportunities to learn from peers and build networks.

The later part of the course uses work-based learning and the knowledge developed in the course to critically evaluate and reflect on your own practice and that of your department, in order to enhance professional practice.

For those wanting to further develop towards attributes of advanced practice, the Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Imaging has a number of options:

  • developing knowledge in research methods to underpin a research project

  • leadership skills

  • supporting other learners in practice

  • engaging in in-depth study in your area of imaging expertise through an independent study project

The MSc Medical Imaging programme is completed with a research project which will develop your ability to analyse contemporary issues in your area of imaging expertise through collection, processing and analysis of data. You can choose from primary research, systematic review or service evaluation projects. You will be supported to format your project for dissemination by producing a research article, conference poster or service evaluation report.

Work-based project.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 5.0
    • A-level Humanities
    • General Test
    • (no subscore less than 7.0)
    • 5.0
    • A-level Sciences
    • General Test
    • 4.5
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 5.0
    • Foundation Law
    • 6.0
    • Graduate Degrees
    • (no subscore less than 5.0)
    • 7.0
    • Graduate Degrees Education, Law
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
    • (no subscore less than 5.0)
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees Law etc.
    • (no subscore less than 5.0)

Self-funding, unless employed in the Northern and Yorkshire region NHS Trusts.
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Degree or diploma in radiography; must be employed as a qualified radiographer in an appropriate clinical setting; must have the support of appropriate departmental manager; guaranteed access to a specialist unit for at least 50 per cent of working week required. IELTS at 6.5 or the equivalent.

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

University of Bradford is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.


Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

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What students say about studying Diagnostic Imaging in the UK?

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About University of Bradford

The University of Bradford is a government funded research university based in the metropolitan city of Bradford, England. While the university is most well known for its very high volume of research output, it is also known for its substantial efforts in becoming an ‘Ecoversity’, setting an example for other institutions on the subject of sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

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Where is this programme taught

Main Site - Richmond Road
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