Taught course

Diagnostic Imaging

University of Leeds · School of Medicine

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Entry requirements

We typically require a 2:1 honours health-related degree from a recognised higher education institution in an appropriate subject, e.g 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.

You must also provide documentary evidence of

  • A clinical placement with suitably qualified/experienced named clinical mentors who will provide clinical learning support and supervision in the workplace
  • Departmental support for your attendance and study time.

Applicants with a PG Ultrasound qualification awarded within the last 5 years may qualify for Advanced Standing and complete the programme in less than 3 years.

The programme is generally not suitable for students who are from overseas as the entry criteria include a UK clinical placement.

English language requirements

IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 7.0 in any component.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Diagnostic Imaging course is designed to match both the professional development needs of diagnostic imaging practitioners and the changing needs of patients in the modern healthcare system. It will develop you into a highly competent practitioner who can make a real contribution to healthcare services.

This multi-disciplinary course will appeal to a range of healthcare professionals including:

  • radiographers
  • clinical physiologists
  • mammographers
  • sonographers
  • medical doctors
  • nurses
  • clinical scientists.

Make an impact

The course offers specialist clinical expertise underpinned by in-depth theoretical education in breast imaging and/or medical ultrasound. You’ll develop into a highly competent practitioner who can make a real contribution to healthcare services.

We have a highly successful record of teaching breast imaging and medical ultrasound at postgraduate level. You’ll benefit from being part of the School of Medicine, with its world-leading research and expertise.

More information

You can also study this subject at Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) and Certificate (60 or 75 credits) levels.

Study for the Postgraduate Diploma normally takes one year full time (specific module combinations only) or two years part time. Study for the Postgraduate Certificate normally takes one year part time.

Students who already have a Postgraduate Diagnostic Imaging qualification may access certain modules on a free-standing basis.


The MSc Diagnostic Imaging course has been approved by the College of Radiographers for a period of five years, from June 2016 to June 2021 inclusive. The course is also accredited by the Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE).

Fees and funding

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more at Masters funding overview.

NHS Yorkshire and Humber employees

A limited number of funded places are available for some NHS staff in the Yorkshire and Humberside region. If you are interested in this possibility, we encourage you to apply early to the programme. Please discuss any proposed study with your line manager.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

School of Medicine Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)113 343 0806