Design your own pathway to suit your personal interests and professional ambitions and choose modules to build a bespoke qualification.
You'll study modules worth a total of 180 credits. If you study this programme part time you will study fewer modules in each year.
Through the course you’ll become familiar with a range of medical imaging techniques. By the end of it you will...
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the physical and mathematical aspects of image formation of a range of medical imaging techniques
Describe how image formation occurs and how contrast is produced for several imaging techniques in relation to the anatomical and physiological properties of tissue
Understand the health and safety considerations for selected imaging techniques
Demonstrate an understanding of a range of clinical and other applications of medical imaging, and be able to critically appraise their potential benefits and drawbacks
Demonstrate enhancement of their professional skills in communication, problem-solving, learning effectively and quickly, and effective self-management
Apply common and where relevant specialist information technology in literature searching, analysis and display of data
Produce written work, conveying technical information appropriate for the intended academic or professional audience in English
Critically evaluate relevant published work, demonstrating an understanding of the underpinning principles of statistics, project design and data analysis
Develop research questions, and undertake research directly or indirectly related to the discipline of Medical Imaging part of which includes the development of a research question/hypothesis, critical review, the choosing and application of an appropriate investigative method, presentation of results and finally a critical discussion of the findings with a conclusion.
As an MSc student, you'll undertake a research project in the field of medical imaging. New research topics are available each year and typically include projects in MRI, Ultrasound, X-ray and their clinical application. You'll be asked to state your preferred research project. Before projects are allocated, you are encouraged to meet potential supervisors and discuss the research work.
The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Medical Imaging MSc Full Time in the course catalogue
Core Skills in Medical Imaging
Learning and teaching
For the 2023-24 academic year, you can join us either in person or online.
You can study flexibly to suit your own learning style and circumstances. Attend teaching sessions entirely on campus, or join online exclusively through our virtual classroom environment. You can even mix and match online and in-person attendance.
Please note, if you are an international student in the UK on a student visa, you must ensure that you comply with the conditions of your visa, which may include a specific level of attendance in person. Similarly, if you are sponsored, your sponsor may also have requirements as to your mode of attendance.
Our libraries have an enormous amount of material available online, including the top scientific journals, which will support you to successfully complete your studies from off-campus, allowing you to study away from Leeds to suit your personal and professional needs. All applications will be processed to allow you to study in the UK, offering you the greatest flexibility.
All modules (except for your research project) are taught through lectures, tutorials, practicals and computer based sessions. We employ blended learning, for instance making use of computer simulations of X-ray systems that have been developed in Leeds.
You’ll be taught about the underpinning science of the various imaging modalities. We cover a range of clinical applications demonstrating the use of medical imaging in modern medicine. Many lecturers are at the forefront of research in their particular field and will bring insights from current clinical imaging practice and developments of new and emerging imaging techniques.
On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.
Taught modules are assessed by using a range of assessments. In addition to exams we use of range of coursework that will develop academic skills useful in your future career, including presentation skills, academic poster presentations, abstract creation. Examinations are held during the University exam periods in January and May. For the research project you will write up your research as a journal style article, and indeed a number of our students have gone on to publish work that was performed as part of their medical imaging research project.