Taught course

Medical Imaging

University of Aberdeen · College of Life Sciences and Medicine

Entry requirements

Minimum 2nd-class honours in a Physical Science or Engineering subject preferred. Exceptionally, Biological Sciences or Medicine with evidence of experience/motivation in Physical Sciences considered.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme provides a solid base for a career in medical physics in general or in any modern medical imaging environment. Graduates of the Medical Imaging programme have gone on to work: In hospitals, working alongside clinicians in providing scientific and technical expertise and conducting research In universities, working as research assistants, teaching and conducting research, sometimes leading to a PhD In industry, working as research and development scientists or engineers.

The use of imaging techniques in medicine has been, and continues to be, an area of vast expansion. The specialities of this programme include the full range of medical imaging modalities, including Nuclear Medicine, Positron Emission Tomography (PET), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Ultrasound, among others. The programme is supported by an extensive range of equipment, including a well-equipped Magnetic Resonance Centre and the Department's John Mallard Scottish PET Centre with its cyclotron and PET scanner. The MSc programme has been designed to integrate with the UK NHS's grade-A medical physicist training scheme, and has been accredited for this purpose by the Institute of Physics & Engineering in Medicine.

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Information for international students

please see www.abdn.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations50
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Dissertation30 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Secretary
+44 (0)1224 437096