Taught course

Diagnostic Imaging (Diagnostic Radiography) MSc

University of Leeds · Faculty of Medicine and Health

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Entry requirements

Students must have:

  • Normally a BSc (Hons.) in Diagnostic Radiography (at least 2:1)
  • 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.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc in Diagnostic Imaging (Diagnostic Radiography) is the most advanced of the courses we offer, taking in three years of teaching and study. As well as covering clinical skills and scientific background, you’ll also have the opportunity to become familiar with the latest in research output in the field. This will mould you into a more rounded and versatile practitioner who’s prepared to make a positive impact on patient outcomes through your work.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate in-depth, extended, specialist knowledge of equipment and techniques relevant to a broad range of advanced practice in diagnostic Radiography
  • demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of underpinning scientific, technical and professional principles/concepts informed by knowledge at the forefront of advanced practice in diagnostic Radiography
  • critically appraise the need for diagnostic Radiography and image-guided investigations and procedures by synthesising clinical and other relevant information to inform decision making
  • apply in-depth specialist scientific, technical and professional knowledge, sophisticated psycho-motor skills and critical judgement and decision making behaviours related to the acquisition, interpretation and reporting of diagnostic Radiography examinations to standards that meet national and local quality criteria;
  • critically appraise and respond to each individual’s physical and psycho-social needs whilst undertaking diagnostic Radiography and image-guided investigations to standards that meet service and user / carer expectations
  • critically evaluate diagnostic imaging examinations for technical and diagnostic Radiography quality
  • take a proactive role in the development of diagnostic Radiography imaging practice and critically reflect on professional and social learning relationships within multidisciplinary clinical teams
  • critically evaluate current issues and research related to diagnostic Radiography practice and its role in the diagnosis and management of disease
  • demonstrate a specialist in-depth understanding of techniques applicable to enquiry based scholarship within the context of diagnostic Radiography.

Transferable Skills

  • The course delivers a high quality, research-led educational experience in order to develop highly competent practitioners who contribute positively across a wide range of diagnostic healthcare service provision.
  • On completion of this course you will have in depth specialist clinical and scientific knowledge related to a range of diagnostic Radiography applications and an understanding of the evidence and research base of the discipline.
  • You will broaden your specialist clinical expertise with further practical experience and additional underpinning in-depth theoretical knowledge.

Please note that Negotiated Imaging Practice and Focused Negotiated Imaging Practice have a co-requisite module, Science and Technology of Ultrasound.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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