Taught course

Medical Imaging

The University of Manchester · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

An honours degree (Minimum 2:1) in a physical science or engineering or biomedical science from a recognised institution, an approved and relevant postgraduate qualification (minimum postgraduate diploma or equivalent) or equivalent of previous advanced study, research and/or relevant professional experience, which the University accepts as qualifying the candidate for entry. In the case of non-UK applicants the institution certifying advanced study must be recognised and approved by the University.

Months of entry


Course content

Medical imaging (imaging for healthcare and medical research) is of central importance in diagnosis, treatment monitoring and patient management. It is also a key tool in medical research; new discoveries in the understanding of normal physiological function and of disease processes continually arise out of imaging studies. It is becoming increasingly possible to relate imaging studies to genetic traits in individuals and populations. Novel imaging biomarkers of disease can enable more rapid and precise diagnosis and inform decision making in drug discovery programmes.
This Masters programme, comprising both a taught component (67%) and a research project (33%) will be delivered for the first time in 2012. It will cover the basic science and technology behind the principal imaging modalities currently used in medicine and medical research, as well as advanced imaging methods, clinical and research applications, imaging biomarkers and computational methods.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English require a minimum:IELTS 6.5 (Writing - 6.0)TOEFL: 600 paper-based (TWE 6.0) 250 computer-based(TWE 6.0) 90 and above internet-based

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
9 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

School of Medicine
+44 (0)161 275 5135