Taught course

Diagnostic Imaging

Glasgow Caledonian University · School of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

UK honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in Diagnostic Radiography/Imaging with relevant practical experience. Subject to PVG and/or occupational health checks. Applicants must be a radiographer or sonographer in their home country.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Designed to train a new generation of leaders in the field, our MSc Diagnostic Imaging programme will give you new insight into current and best practice – and train you to create real and meaningful change. You’ll develop advanced critical thinking skills, synthesise evidence from a range of research and other sources and build on industry knowledge and clinical experience to inform professional discussion and debate.

As a part of GCU’s thriving and diverse academic community, you’ll not only prepare for a successful career but use what you learn to advance the field and contribute to the common good.

You can choose between studying the broad-based MSc Diagnostic Imaging programme or an optional pathway specific to your area of practice, selecting to study full time, part time or distance learning. The part time programme is flexible following the student’s module choices.

Optional pathways

Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Increase your understanding of MRI theory and practice with this professional development opportunity, which includes supervised placements.

Medical Ultrasound: Use state-of-the-art simulation facilities and sonographic equipment to gain new insight into the clinical applications of medical ultrasound. You’ll rehearse practical scanning skills and get valuable feedback from experts in the field.

Computed Tomography: Increase your understanding of the theory and practice of CT with this development opportunity, which includes supervised placement.

Image Interpretation:

  • Foundation of Radiographic Image Interpretation: development of radiographic image interpretation and reporting skill (axial and appendicular skeleton).
  • Applications of Radiographic Image Interpretation: enhance skills developed in FRII within the clinical environment leading to competency as a reporting radiographer (axial and appendicular skeleton). Students must have an agreed mentor within their clinical department prior to starting the module (normally UK students only).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Student Enquiries
+44 (0)141 331 8630