Taught course

Diagnostic Imaging (Breast Imaging) MSc

University of Leeds · Faculty of Medicine and Health

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Entry requirements

Students must have the following:-

1. Normally a BSc (Hons.) in Diagnostic Radiography (at least 2:1)
2. Have secured a suitable clinical placement (where appropriate) and:

  • Employment with, or secondment to, a diagnostic imaging department or with access to diagnostic imaging facilities, approved by the University of Leeds
  • Identification of 2 suitable clinical mentors within this department
  • Employer’s agreement to undertake the course and provide adequate time and facilities to meet the learning outcomes of the programme.
  • Satisfactory references and attendance at an admissions event
  • Advanced standing.

Students who have successfully completed the Mammography Practice (ARCS5267M) module at the University of Leeds within the last five years may access the MSc as long as they have maintained their clinical practice/CPD in the interim.

Due to competition for places we will give preference to applicants who exceed our minimum entry requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

Make an impact

The most advanced of our qualifcations in Breast Imaging, our MSc provides expert training in clinical skills, as well as providing the platform for you to develop your own areas of interest through focus on the latest research materials within the field.

Our breadth of optional modules within the course allows you the flexibility to focus your studies around your personal development objectives from Mammography to Image Evaluation, providing you with the detailed training you need to become an expert practitioner in Breast Imaging, postively impacting patient outcomes.

Learning Outcomes

Our aim is that upon completion of our PGCert in Breast Imaging you’ll be able to:

  • demonstrate in-depth specialist knowledge of Breast Imaging equipment and technique
  • demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of underpinning scientific, technical and professional principles and concepts informed by knowledge at the forefront of Breast Imaging practice
  • critically appraise the need for Breast Imaging examinations by synthesising clinical and other relevant information
  • apply specialist scientific, technical and professional knowledge and skill to Breast Imaging practice to a standard that meets national and local quality criteria
  • critically appraise and respond to each individual’s physical and psycho-social needs whilst performing Breast Imaging examinations to a standard that meets service and user/carer expectations
  • critically evaluate images for technical and diagnostic quality
  • take a proactive role in Breast Imaging practice and critically reflect on the development of their professional relationships with other members of multidisciplinary teams
  • critically evaluate current issues and research related to Breast Imaging practice and its role in diagnosis, screening and management of disease
  • demonstrate an in-depth understanding of techniques applicable to their own enquiry and scholarship within the context of Breast Imaging
  • Students who have completed the Mammography Practice (ARCS 5267M) module are eligible to apply for the College of Radiographers postgraduate award in Mammography)

Transferable (Key) Skills

  • The course delivers a high quality, research-led educational experience in order to develop highly competent practitioners who contribute positively to healthcare service provision in Breast Imaging.

  • On completion of this course you’ll have in depth specialist clinical and scientific knowledge related to Breast Imaging and an understanding of the evidence and research base of the discipline.

  • You’ll develop specialist clinical expertise underpinned by in-depth theoretical knowledge and practical experience in Breast Imaging

This course is also available to study as a PGDip or PGCert. Please see our course website to see the different qualifications offered by the University of Leeds.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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