Medical Imaging MSc
University of Leeds
Key Course Facts
Medical Imaging is an essential component of modern medicine and plays a key role in the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of disease. This course is designed for recent graduates preparing for a career in medical imaging, medical students wishing to intercalate, healthcare professionals working as radiographers, sonographers, medical physicists, technologists and medics. Our Medical Imaging MSc covers:
the scientific principles involved in the different imaging techniques and image formation,
applications in the field of radiology
current issues in a modern radiology department
Develop and connect Whilst not a clinical skills course, the teaching of technical aspects of imaging techniques is firmly grounded in their clinical usage. Many of our lecturers are at the forefront of research in their field and you’ll benefit from their expertise in the latest techniques and understanding.
We have a long history of providing medical imaging research and teaching in the application of the physical sciences to medicine. Our Medical Physics group was established in 1948 so we have a strong history of research and teaching in the field of medical imaging.
Course highlights You’ll be taught be academics who are actively engaged in research and collaboration, and this is reflected in their teaching. Recently we have provided the academic lead in collaborative projects involving GlaxoSmithKline, Siemens, Philips Healthcare, Thales Angenieux, Kidney Research UK and Breast Cancer Now.
Our team of lecturers and research active academics will share their expertise with you through their teaching across a wide range of core and optional modules including: magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Ultrasound, X-ray computed tomography (CT), Radionuclide, paediatric radiography and forensic imaging.
We offer the widest choice of modules, making our courses appealing to both UK and international clinical radiographers, medics, medical students and non-clinical researchers and technicians. You have the opportunity to tailor your learning through our range of optional modules which are available for both full time and part time study.
Our courses We offer three medical imaging courses to suit your own learning needs. If your ambition is to further develop your knowledge about the theoretic principles underpinning the different modalities you use in a clinical setting, our postgraduate certificate or diploma may suit you. If you are particularly keen to develop a career in academia and research, our masters course is the ideal stepping stone to commencing a PhD at Leeds.
You may transfer from your original programme to another one, provided that you do this before you have completed the programme and before an award has been made. Part-time study is also an option.
For medical students, our intercalated MSc course provides a solid grounding in the physics involved in different imaging techniques and will enhance your imaging knowledge in preparation for your career in medicine. Intercalation on our MSc course will also provide you with advanced learning which develops the essential knowledge and research experience that will be particularly useful if you are keen to pursue a career in many areas of medicine, not just radiology.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Graduate Degrees taught
- no components less than 6.0
- Graduate Degrees research
- no components less than 5.5
- Undergraduate Degrees
- No components less than 5.5
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Medical Imaging, MSc.
A bachelor degree with a 2:2 (hons) in a biological/physical science, radiography, medicine or dentistry equivalent. This course is also available as an intercalated programme to students who have completed three years of a UK medical degree (or international equivalent). Read more at Intercalation. English language requirements IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.
Visa Requirements for International StudentsVisa 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 Leeds 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
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|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|
|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.
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About University of Leeds
The University of Leeds is a government funded research university based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. The main campus is situated approximately one mile north of Leeds city centre, and is also close to the popular student neighbourhoods of Hyde Park, Woodhouse, and Headingley.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Medical Imaging with Management MSc||Bournemouth University||-||-||-||£10000||£15000||-||Poole||On campus Full-time|
|Advanced Practice and Reporting in Computed Tomography Colonography PgCert||University of Suffolk||-||-||-||£1055||-||-||Ipswich||On campus Part-time|
|Biomedical Imaging Sciences MPhil||The University of Manchester||-||-||-||-||-||-||Manchester||On campus Part-time|
|Foundation to Health and Veterinary Studies (Diagnostic Radiography) (Year 0) BSc (Hons)||University of Liverpool||-||-||-||-||-||-||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Neuroimaging for Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience MSc||The University of Manchester||-||-||-||£12500||£27000||-||Manchester||On campus Full-time|
|Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging PhD||The University of York||-||-||-||£2250||£11125||-||York||On campus Part-time|
|Radiography (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) PgDip||City University London||-||-||-||£4160||£8325||-||London||On campus Part-time|
|Radiography (Computed Tomography) PgDip||City University London||-||-||-||£8320||£16650||-||London||On campus Part-time|
|Medical Imaging (Ultrasound) PgDip||University of Cumbria||-||-||-||£6667||-||-||Carlisle||On campus Part-time|
|Medical Imaging Science PgDip||The University of Manchester||-||-||-||£4400||£11000||-||Manchester||On campus Part-time|