Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 honours health related degree from a recognised higher education institution in an appropriate subject, e.g. BHSc / BSc (Hons) in Radiography, Nursing, Midwifery, Clinical Physiology or Medicine. Applicants with a 2:2 degree and 1 year’s clinical experience also meet the entry criteria. International students must possess IELTS 7 and no less than 7 in any category. Students must provide documentary evidence of financial and clinical support; written agreement of clinical placement availability and identification of a suitably qualified/experienced named Clinical Mentor who will provide clinical learning support and supervision in the workplace.

Months of entry


Course content

We have designed the Diagnostic Imaging programmes to match the professional development needs of the diagnostic imaging practitioner and to the changing needs of patients and other service users in the modernised healthcare system.

This programme is multidisciplinary and will appeal to a range of healthcare professionals including those practising as radiographers, clinical physiologists, mammographers, sonographers, medical doctors, nurses, clinical scientists. It is aimed at local and national students who wish to develop their academic and clinical skills, in-depth knowledge and understanding, research and professional practice in specialist areas diagnostic imaging such as Medical Ultrasound and Breast Imaging.

We have a highly successful history of teaching breast imaging and medical ultrasound at postgraduate level. On completion of this programme the student will have clinical and scientific knowledge related to Diagnostic Imaging and an understanding of the evidence and research base of the discipline. They will have specialist clinical expertise underpinned by in-depth theoretical knowledge and practical experience. The programme will deliver a high quality, research-led educational experience in order to develop highly competent practitioners who contribute positively to healthcare service provision.

Fees and funding

Funded study for the NHS Staff working within the Yorkshire and the Humber Region:

A limited number of funded places are available for some NHS staff in the Yorkshire and Humberside region. Please discuss any proposed study with your line manager as they maintain an interest in your educational and professional development. Early application is encouraged.

Fees for non NHS Staff/ International enquiries:
Individuals wishing to study our Postgraduate courses should contact the Postgraduate Study Support office, Telephone: 44 (0) 113 343 1347, or
email: admissions@healthcare.leeds.ac.uk

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months

Course contact details

Jean Wilson