Attendance mode: Part-time
Start date: September
Faculty of Health Studies
The part time MSc Medical Imaging programme provides a coherent pathway of study relevant to contemporary medical imaging practice.
It is designed to support healthcare professionals develop their knowledge, understanding and skills related to medical imaging required for a professional who aspires to work at an advanced level of practice.
This part-time MSc pathway is a modular programme encompassing a range of academic and work-based modules related to medical imaging, and research.
Upon successful completion of the MSc Medical Imaging, 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.
Named interim awards within the programme include:
"The University of Bradford has a prestigious reputation for postgraduate courses in diagnostic radiography. The way the courses are designed to suit the needs of working radiographers and their employers is particularly appealing.
My studies have had a significant impact on my professional approach to work, and in advancing my career."
The MSc Medical Imaging programme at Bradford is a long standing and successful programme delivered by an experienced radiography team, with diagnostic radiographers coming from around the UK, and full time international students choosing to study here.
The programme is delivered in partnership with clinical and scientific experts, and the research informed curriculum ensures it is relevant to current and innovative practice.
The standard entry requirements for the programme are as follows:
- 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 development
In addition, for work-based modules you must:
- Possess a registered qualification with a UK professional regulatory organisation that enables you to practice in the UK. E.g. Registration with the HCPC or NMC or other health care regulator
- Have managerial support for your studies, including a commitment that appropriate facilities, relevant clinical experience and time will be made available to support your studies
Applications are welcome from students with non-standard qualifications or mature students (those over 21 years of age on entry) with significant relevant experience.
English language requirements:
IELTS at 6.5 or the equivalent.
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.
Find more information on our module descriptors page.
Some modules have pre-requisites, which will be stated module listings. * = only one of these modules may be studied, # = only one of these modules may be studied
|Clinical Computed Tomography||option|
|Clinical Magnetic Resonance Imaging||option|
|Current Topics in Medical Imaging||option|
|Magnetic Resonance Imaging||option|
|Medical Image Reporting||option|
|Preparing for a Systematic Review*||option|
|Preparing for Primary Research*||option|
|Principles of Reporting||option|
|Pursuing A Systematic Review#||option|
|Pursuing a Work Based Dissertation#||option|
|Pursuing Primary Research#||option|
Learning activities and assessment
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: portfolio's 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
The programme supports students to develop advancing practice skills, knowledge, critical reflection and research skills.
It supports developing practitioners and academics current and future career prospects within a dynamic and evolving healthcare environment.
Fees, Finance and Scholarships
Tuition fees are subject to review for students starting their course in subsequent years. See our Fees and Financial Support website for more details.
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.
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.
- Apply for 2016/17 courses (September 2016 – July 2017 start dates)
- Apply for 2017/18 courses (September 2017 – July 2018 start dates)
- Apply for 2018/19 courses (September 2018 – July 2019 start dates)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Download the programme specification for Medical Imaging
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.