MSc Diagnostic Imaging

Designed to train a new generation of leaders in the field, our MSc Diagnostic Imaging programme will give you new insight into current and best practice – and train you to create real and meaningful change. You’ll develop advanced critical thinking skills, synthesise evidence from a range of research and other sources and build on industry knowledge and clinical experience to inform professional discussion and debate.

As a part of GCU’s thriving and diverse academic community, you’ll not only prepare for a successful career but use what you learn to advance the field and contribute to the common good. 

You can choose between studying the broad-based MSc Diagnostic Imaging programme or an optional pathway specific to your area of practice.

Optional pathways

Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Increase your understanding of MRI theory and practice with this professional development opportunity, which includes supervised placements.

Medical Ultrasound: Use state-of-the-art simulation facilities and sonographic equipment to gain new insight into the clinical applications of medical ultrasound. You’ll rehearse practical scanning skills and get valuable feedback from experts in the field.

Computed Tomography: Increase your understanding of the theory and practice of CT with this development opportunity, which includes supervised placement.

Graduate prospects

Your MSc Diagnostic Imaging helps you improve your skills and push boundaries – setting you up for success whether you pursue a career in industry or academia. Our graduates make a positive impact through service redesign and radiographer-led service provision – as well as published research, conference presentations and doctoral study.

In addition to profession specific learning, core modules allow for learning from and alongside a broad range of health and social care professionals, and encourage development of advanced practice skills such as evidence-based practice, research and leadership.

Module list

Advancing Practices in Imaging, Advanced Research Methods, Masters Dissertation, Advanced Leadership for Health and Social Care Practitioners, Principles of Practice in Medical Ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging Principles and Practice, Computed Tomography Principles and Practice, Foundations of Radiographic Image Interpretation, Applications of Radiographic Image Interpretation, Work-Based Skills and Innovative Practices 1 and 2.

Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.

Study Options

  • 2020/21

Award

Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

MSc
Part Time
3 - 5 Years
18 Jan 2021
GCU Glasgow
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location  
MSc Part Time 3 - 5 Years 18 Jan 2021 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply

Study Options

  • 2021/22

Award

Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

MSc
Full Time
1 Year
31 Jan 2022
GCU Glasgow
MSc
Part Time
3 - 5 Years
31 Jan 2022
GCU Glasgow
MSc
Part Time
3 - 5 Years
28 Sep 2021
GCU Glasgow
MSc
Full Time
1 Year
28 Sep 2021
GCU Glasgow
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location  
MSc Full Time 1 Year 31 Jan 2022 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply
MSc Part Time 3 - 5 Years 31 Jan 2022 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply
MSc Part Time 3 - 5 Years 28 Sep 2021 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply
MSc Full Time 1 Year 28 Sep 2021 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply

Typical entry requirements

UK honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in Diagnostic Radiography/Imaging with relevant practical experience. Subject to PVG and/or occupational health checks.

 Applicants must be a radiographer or sonographer in their home country.

English language

Academic IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent), with no element below 6, and reading and listening at 6.5.

Additional Information

Other academic and vocational qualifications

Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.

International pathways

If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for our pre-sessional English programme which is taught at our Glasgow campus.

The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?

Tuition fees 2020/21

Home: £7,000
RUK: £7,000
EU: £7,000
International: £14,500

Tuition fees 2021/22

Home and RUK: £7,000
EU and International: £14,500

Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only.

Additional costs

As a student at the University, there are additional fees and costs which may or may not apply to you, but that you should be aware of.

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Additional costs for all students

An additional £1000 is required to cover the cost of the supervised practice placement, an essential component of the programme without which the award cannot be achieved.

Additional costs for Scottish domiciled students

If you are a Scottish domiciled student, you will not need to pay for PVG checks, occupational health checks and uniforms. However, while on practice education placements, you will need to meet any additional costs for accommodation and travel. You may be able to apply to SAAS for additional expense support to help meet these costs. Check out the SAAS Nursing and Midwifery student placement expenses claim and Allied Health Professions student placement expenses claim forms.

Additional costs for all other students (rest of UK, EU and International)

During this course, you will be required to cover the cost of:
- Uniforms, approximately £15 each. The number of uniforms you require depends on the duration of your course and can range from two to four.
- Occupational health checks and vaccination set fee of £220.
- Membership of Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme. New applications cost £59. Updates to the existing scheme record cost £18.

Invoices will be issued by the University for payment of all of the above additional costs in Trimester B (March/April) of the first year of your programme.

- Potential accommodation and additional travel costs during practice education placements

Scholarships

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of £2 million per year.

View our postgraduate scholarships.

This course features a mix of assessment and exams.

We use a wide range of learning and teaching methods to ensure that you have both the necessary knowledge and understanding of business and management and a portfolio of intellectual and personal skills.

Each module on the programme uses its own learning, teaching and assessment strategy to achieve learning objectives. Assessment methods vary between modules and may include unseen examinations, class tests, essays, management reports, case studies, presentations, and group work.





This course uses industry-standard facilities

The learning and teaching methods we use ensure that our programme is both vocationally relevant and academically challenging. Our approach is student-centred, practical, participative and relevant to the needs of employers.

We've moved away from the traditional teacher-centric learning to a more independent learning approach, where you are encouraged to develop critical thinking skills.





This course is accredited by CASE.