Taught course

Imaging (Online Distance Learning)

University of Edinburgh · College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree, with an excellent or very good classification (equivalent to first or upper second class honours in the UK), in the fields of radiology, radiography, surgery, medicine and veterinary medicine, biology, biomedical sciences, physics, engineering, chemistry, light microscopy, preclinical / animal based research, pharmacology, image processing, image analysis, computer science, informatics, and infometrics. If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English. IELTS Academic module: 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each section) TOEFL-iBT: 92 (with at least 20 in all sections) PTE: 61 (with no score lower than 56 in each of the 'Communicative Skills' sections - 'Enabling Skills' section scores are not considered) CPE: Grade B; CAE: Grade A

Months of entry


Course content

The online Imaging MSc at The University of Edinburgh is aimed at those interested in imaging sciences, light microscopy, preclinical imaging and clinical imaging (including speciality courses in Cardio-Thoracic, Oncology and Inflammation Imaging). The online delivery method allows materials to be taken at a pace defined by you, the individual student i.e. as credit-bearing courses towards a 3 year, part-time MSc or stand alone, for Continuous Professional Development or vocational training purposes.

The programme integrates the University’s rich and multidisciplinary imaging educational opportunities and provides a tailored imaging learning experience targeted at the diverse needs and interests of students with backgrounds in clinical medicine (Radiology, Radiography, Surgery, Medicine and Veterinary medicine); basic sciences & engineering (Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Physics, Engineering, Chemistry, Light Microscopy, Preclincal / Animal based research and Pharmacology); and Information Technology (Image Processing, Image Analysis, Computer science, Informatics, and Infometrics).

The programme is delivered entirely online using a combination of online tuition, multimedia interactive learning materials, peer- to-peer discussion and independent study. A professional team of experts and e-learning technologists will support your progress.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
72 months


distance learning
48 months


distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

Programme Administrator
+44 (0)131 537 3125