Research course

Medical Imaging

University of Exeter · University of Exeter Medical School
MSc by research

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Entry requirements

Applicants should be highly motivated and have, or expect to obtain, either a first or upper-second class BSc (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline. International applicants must also have IELTS score of 7 and above.

Months of entry

January, April, September

Course content

We are now offering an MSc by Research in Medical Imaging, providing a part-time route to achieving a masters qualification for radiographers and others working within the field of medical imaging. The MSc by research takes up to a maximum of 3 years on a part-time route and involves undertaking research, which is written up in a 40,000 word thesis.

The medical imaging staff with the University of Exeter holds significant experience and expertise in the musculo-skeletal and imaging research, providing appropriate environment for your studies. The University boasts an extensive range of imaging equipment including computed radiography, which is soon to be upgraded to digital radiography equipment, an ultrasound scanner, quantitative ultrasound scanners, a magnetic resonance scanner and a dual energy x-ray absorptiometry scanner. There are staff within medical imaging who are experts in their fields and also in clinical research.

Students undertaking a masters by research will be allocated a primary and secondary supervisor to guide them through their independent research, which will primarily be undertaken at their place of employment for part-time students.

Department specialisms

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Multiphoton microscopy Biomedical Physics

Information for international students

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

At least 7.0 overall and no less than 6.0 in any other section.


At least 100 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

65 with no less than 55 in all skills.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc by research
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Medical Imaging
+44 (0)1392 724171