Taught course

Postgraduate Certificate in Magnetic Resonance Imaging

University of Suffolk · Health Studies

Entry requirements

  • BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiograpghy or equivalent
  • A Minimun of one year as a registered practitioner
  • Evidence of HCPC registration
  • A supporting statement and reference from their employer

Months of entry


Course content

This course will allow you to develop your theoretical knowledge and your clinical experience and apply these to current practice. This will support the development of MRI services within your department and equip you with skills and knowledge to evidence your role as an advanced practitioner in MRI.

This course has been designed to support the advancing practice of radiographers in the field of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Between April 2019 and March 2020, 44.9 million diagnostic imaging examinations took place in England alone of which 3.8 million were MRI scans. This is an increase of 1.8% on the year 2018-19 and it is fully expected that this will continue year on year.

The NHS Long-Term Plan (2019) acknowledged that imaging services have been under extreme pressure for some time and as a result, it recommended the implementation of Imaging Networks by 2023. In the same year, there was also a Manifesto pledge made by the Prime Minister in which the government committed to replace all MRI, Computed Tomography (CT) and Mammography equipment over the next ten years. This was reinforced by the need to increase the number of scanners (both MRI and CT) per head of population in the Richard’s Review (2020). This led to the investment of three Diagnostic Assessment Centres in Norfolk and Waveney. In order that these dedicated imaging centres are effectively staffed, there needs to be a radical workforce design and numbers of radiographers specialising in these imaging modalities needs to be increased.

This is a new course provision which will support the development of current practitioners in the specialism of MRI. It will enable radiographers to develop their theoretical knowledge and skills in this area of imaging and to develop service improvement within their workplace.

Fees and funding

UK students
UK part-time tuition fee: £972 per 20 credits

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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