Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Medical Imaging with Management

Bournemouth University · Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

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Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree with at least 2:2 in a required subject, or equivalent. Appropriate professional qualifications with significant work experience would be considered e.g. Diploma of the college of radiographers.

Required subjects: Radiography, medical physics/engineering/medicine, biomedical/biological/physical sciences. Other healthcare professionals will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

We are pleased that, subject to final confirmation, we will be offering a MSc degree in Medical Imaging with Management from September 2021. Please register your interest and we will keep you updated with this course's development.

This new course is designed to suit the progression and career development of radiographers, medical physicists, engineers and medical students wishing to intercalate and prepare for a career in radiology.

Medical imaging is an essential element of modern medicine and plays a key role in the diagnosis, treatment and observation of disease. It is a rapidly growing field within the healthcare and research, and the aim of our inter-disciplinary MSc in Medical Imaging with Management, is to provide you with a strong understanding and awareness of current clinical practice protocols across a range of medical imaging modalities. In addition, you will achieve a systematic understanding of cross-sectional imaging, develop critical awareness and new insights into essential leadership and people management issues, together with the needed skillset for a career in advanced medical imaging practice, research and leadership.

For complex medical imaging departments to run efficiently, the clinical and managerial leadership skills that this course develops are necessary to provide exemplary patient care and ensure overall responsibility for the unit in-line with departmental and hospital business plans. The course provides an in-depth understanding of the concepts that underline the operation of advanced imaging technologies required for clinical practice and research.

You’ll critically explore technological advancements including data management systems and developments in the field of imaging practice, and will be introduced to the physical principles, imaging techniques, basic imaging anatomy and skills to recognise common clinical abnormalities. Furthermore, the course provides a systematic overview of essential leadership and people management principles needed for a career in this specialised field. The course can also act as a bridge between undergraduate studies and advanced independent medical imaging (MRes and PhD), making use of current emerging technologies.

Working to bring together those working in research, education and our practice partners in healthcare, our new Bournemouth Gateway building includes an MRI scanner, to provide a training and research resource for students on this course, as well as local practitioners.

The Department of Medical Science & Public Health provides a focus for work and research into medical imaging with our Institute of Medical Imaging and Visualisation (IMIV) and works to ensure BU’s educational provision aligns with the needs of the local community, the NHS and industry, as well as current global medical imaging workforce demands. This cross-faculty course also incorporates the expertise in organisational business management from BU’s Business School.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you’ll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    flexible months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Future Students Enquiry Team
01202 961916