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Medical Imaging: International

MSc
Duration: 1 year
Attendance mode: Full-time
Award: MSc
Suitable for international students
Start date: September
Faculty of Health Studies
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Overview

The full time MSc Medical Imaging: International programme provides a coherent pathway of study relevant to contemporary medical imaging practice.

It is designed to be of particular interest to international students, with a qualification in diagnostic radiography or medical technology, who are currently working in the area of medical imaging and who wish to enhance their knowledge so as to contribute to improve medical imaging services. It is designed to support healthcare professionals develop their knowledge, understanding and theoretical skills related to medical imaging required for a professional who aspires to work at an advanced level of practice.

Education within the clinical environment is not a component of the course and on successful completion students will not be eligible to apply for Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration. 

The programme is delivered by the Radiography academic team within the School of Allied Health professions and Sport in partnership with clinical and scientific experts working within specialised areas of medical imaging to ensure the curriculum remains appropriately diverse and clinically relevant, and alongside the part time MSc Medical Imaging programme for UK students.

This full-time MSc pathway is a modular programme encompassing a range of academic modules related to medical imaging, and research. Upon successful completion of the MSc Medical Imaging: International, students will have the knowledge and understanding necessary to work at an advanced level of practice within their chosen medical imaging discipline and apply research informed learning to international health communities to inform health service practice and delivery.

The role of higher education within the UK is not only to develop the learning and critical thinking skills of students but to provide students such as yourself with the opportunity to study for an award which will support your current and future career prospects within a dynamic and evolving healthcare environment.

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"I had the opportunity to learn from professionals in both the clinical field and the manufacturing sector.

My studies at the university have really broadened my career horizons, and I am now looking forward to obtaining a PhD in Radiography."

Why Bradford?

The MSc Medical Imaging: International programme is aligned with the Faculty of Health’s SSPRD framework, a multidisciplinary framework for continuing professional development. The framework provides an opportunity to study alongside students from a range of healthcare disciplines to provide an enriched learning experience.

The programme is delivered by the experienced Radiography academic team within the School of Allied Health Professions and Sport in partnership with clinical and scientific experts working within specialised areas of medical imaging to ensure the curriculum remains appropriately diverse and clinically relevant, and alongside the part time MSc Medical Imaging programme for UK students.

This full-time MSc pathway is a modular programme encompassing a range of academic modules related to medical imaging, and research. Upon successful completion of the MSc Medical Imaging: International, students will have the knowledge and understanding necessary to work at an advanced level of practice within their chosen medical imaging discipline and apply research informed learning to international health communities to inform health service practice and delivery.

There is now some flexibility in module choice for MSc Medical Imaging: International. Applicants have a choice to study 2 out of 3 optional modules which support their experience and knowledge. They will then have 3 core modules which are compulsory.

The ethos of sustainable development is a fundamental feature of the programme with students encouraged to develop autonomous learning skills and the ability to apply critical thinking to clinical practice.

Entry requirements

To be eligible for admission to this programme you must:

  • Be in possession of a first degree or an appropriate professional qualification in radiography or related subject
  • Have appropriate clinical experience in the area of of development (e.g. CT, MRI, conventional radiography)
  • Meet the current visa and entry requirements for study in the UK

Please also be aware you would need to be active in and have experience of CT, MR and another imaging modality to undertake the theory modules. We are currently not in a position to offer clinical experience; only theory modules are open to International students undertaking the full time MSc Medical Imaging: International

English language requirements:

All international students whose first language is not English must achieve an IELTS score of at least band 6.5, with no subtests less than 5.5.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details.

Modules

Module name Type
Year 1
Current Topics in Medical Imagingcore
Preparing for a Systematic Reviewcore
Pursuing a Systematic Reviewcore
Computed Tomographyoption
Magnetic Resonance Imagingoption
Principles of Reportingoption

Reading lists

All reading lists can be found here.

Learning activities and assessment

When you have completed the programme you will be able to;

  1. Develop a detailed knowledge and understanding of the literature that relates to your specialist field of practice
  2. Critically analyse and synthesise the research evidence  that informs the development of policy and service delivery in your specialist field of practice
  3. Evaluate and critically apply theoretical concepts and where appropriate, for your field of practice, master practical skills for the management of complex issues within your field of practice
  4. Reflect upon and demonstrate knowledge of values, ethical thinking, equality awareness, inclusive practice and demonstrate mastery within your specialist field or practice
  5. Develop and demonstrate the ability to articulate sound arguments using a variety of formats including written and oral communication skills
  6. Demonstrate management and leadership through effective communication, problem solving, and decision making
  7. Demonstrate the ability to become an autonomous learner through independent study and critical reflection on continuing development needs
  8. Demonstrate the ability to use IT skills to gather and synthesise information , to access course materials
  9. Demonstrate a critical awareness and understanding of different theoretical constructs underpinning research and/or project management methodologies.
  10. Design, undertake and report  on either a systematic review, a piece of empirical research, work based or management project that contributes to or extends the body of knowledge for your field of practice

The MSc Medical Imaging assessments allows students flexibility to direct assessments to their area of developing practice and have been praised by external examiners for their relevance to current clinical practices. Assessments range from: portfolios demonstrating advanced practice skills; case studies; presentations; critical evaluations of imaging practices; examinations in image appearances and imaging technology; and a final research project.

Students need to achieve a mark of 40% for each assessment for each module.

Career support and prospects

Career support

The theoretical knowledge gained in the imaging modalities of Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and/or principles of medical image reporting will compliment the skills of critical reflection and research that developing practitioners and academics will use in advancing their careers.

Facilities

Fees, Finance and Scholarships

Tuition fees

2016/17:

  • Home/EU: £6,000
  • International: £15,600

Tuition fees are subject to review for students starting their course in subsequent years. See our Fees and Financial Support website for more details.

Financial support

Funding for eligible staff within the region will be reviewed by Health Education England (HEE) in the coming months for the 2017/18 academic year. We advise all applicants to apply as normal for 2017/18 courses and further information will be provided as soon as it is available.

Students applying to study a Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (SSPRD) module or programme, and who work for an approved provider in the Yorkshire and Humber region, may be able to access funding through Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber Contract for the cost of their course fees. This funding is subject to availability.

For more information on eligibility criteria please visit the HEYH website, or download their funding guide (external links).

Students who wish to apply for the above funding will need to provide a funding letter from their employer (on a letterhead) confirming their employment in that organisation and that their employer supports their studies.

Alternatively, please complete one of the funding forms attaching a compliment slip or stamp to verify employer support as part of the application process:

Please be aware that employer support does not guarantee the availability of funding.

How do I find out more?

Steps to Postgraduate Study

Find out more about studying at a postgraduate level on the official, independent website Steps to Postgraduate Study (link opens in new window).

How to apply

The easiest way to apply is online.

This will help us process your application more quickly and allow you to submit your supporting documents electronically.

If you are unable to apply online, please email admissions@bradford.ac.uk to request a paper application form.

We will also need the following supporting documents, along with any other information specified on the course page:

  • Degree certificates/transcripts
  • Research proposal (if required)
  • Two references (including one academic reference)
  • Evidence of English language level (if required)
  • A copy of your passport

Once you have applied you will have access to the University's Applicant Portal, where you can track the status of your application.

You should also start thinking about how you plan to fund your postgraduate study — you may need to apply for loans or grants at this stage.

International students

If you applying from outside the UK and require additional support you may apply through your country representative.

They can help you at every stage and communicate with the University on your behalf. They often provide additional services to ensure your smooth arrival to the UK such as visa application support and assistance with your travel arrangements.

Further information is available on our International Office website.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.