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.
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.
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.
Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.
Typical entry requirements
Honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in Diagnostic Radiography or Imaging with practice experience Alternatively an unclassified degree in Diagnostic Radiography or Imaging with over 2 years' practice experience may be considered.
Where a pathway is chosen, applicants must have some experience of working in that field.
Academic IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent), with no element below 6, and reading and listening at 6.5.
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Tuition fees 2019/20
Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only. Fees and refund policy.
Additional costs for fee paying students
Self-funded students are required to cover the cost of the following:
- Uniforms, approximately £15 each. The number of uniforms you require depends on duration of your course and can range from two to four.
- Occupational health checks and vaccination, approximately £200.
- Membership of Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme. New applications cost £59. Updates to existing scheme record costs £18.
Additional costs for all students
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.
Additional programme costs
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.
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 over £2.5 million per year.
For new international students, particular care is taken around our induction events which begin on 21 January 2019 and 13 September 2019 to welcome you to the UK and GCU prior to the start of teaching. There will be a whole host of fun and informative activities taking place during this period, including campus tours, city tours and social events where you can meet other international students. Where possible, we encourage you to arrange travel to allow you to arrive in time to enjoy these.
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.
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.