Taught course

Medical Imaging Sciences

King's College London · Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine

Entry requirements

Students must have a first class or high 2:1 BSc (honours) degree or overseas equivalent in a life sciences or physical sciences degree.

MBBS students may also enter this programme interrupting their medical degree and therefore have already met their host institution's entry requirements. MBBS students can be admitted at any time following the third year of their programme. Immediately post-year three: entry is based on year three performance. Advanced years (four to five): students must complete their current year of study.

External students need to obtain permission from their own medical school and provide evidence of their exam performance in the pre-clinical examinations.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Medical Imaging Sciences programme aims to provide graduates of chemistry, physics, computing, mathematics, biology, pharmacy or medicine with advanced training in the imaging field. We have designed this course mainly to prepare you for a PhD, but it also serves as training for employment in hospitals and industry. The key components are two research projects, which may be built around different aspects of a single research area in medical imaging. Medical imaging is a rapidly expanding field that needs input from team members with knowledge and skills in these different areas (chemistry, physics, computing, mathematics, biology, pharmacy, medicine) to achieve its promise in improving patient care.

Our programme consists of required and optional taught modules in terms one and two, and two medical imaging-related research projects in terms two and three. You will begin with a 30-credit introductory module, which will introduce you to the general area of medical imaging in all its forms and give you a firm grounding in the core elements of the course and preparation for the later research projects. Following this, you will be able to choose optional modules from a range of multidisciplinary modules from other masters’ programmes offered by the Division of Imaging Sciences & Biomedical Engineering.

In term two you will take a required Research Skills module, and then begin your first research project. The final research project will be in your final term.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Robert Eckersley