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Diagnostic Imaging, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #93 (QS) ,
The Diagnostic Imaging MSc programme from University of Leeds is designed to match the professional development needs of the diagnostic imaging practitioner and the changing needs of patients in the modern healthcare system. It aims to develop highly competent practitioners who can make a real contribution to healthcare services.


This MS in Diagnostic Imaging multi-disciplinary programme offered by the University of Leeds will appeal to a range of healthcare professionals including radiographers, clinical physiologists, mammographers, sonographers, medical doctors, nurses, clinical scientists. It offers:

  • specialist clinical expertise underpinned by in-depth theoretical knowledge, including of specialist areas of diagnostic imaging, such as medical ultrasound and breast imaging.
  • an understanding of the evidence and research base of the discipline.
We have a highly successful record of teaching breast imaging and medical ultrasound at postgraduate level. You’ll benefit from being part of the School of Medicine, with its world-leading research and expertise.
Learning and teaching

The programme is designed to allow you as much choice as possible in the way that you study. Methods of training are highly participative with a combination of tutor-led input and support, learning through group work and discussion, and individual exercises and practice.


Our assessment methods have been carefully chosen to develop the skills that imaging students will use in specialist and advanced clinical practice. The assessment of your competence to practice takes place via an observed clinical session or by portfolio, depending on the module. Other assessments include case reports, essays and Objective Structured Examinations.


The MSc Diagnostic Imaging offered by the University of Leeds was approved by the College of Radiographers for a period of five years, from June 2011 to June 2016 inclusive. The programme is also accredited by the Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE).

Programme Structure

Year 1- Compulsory modules
  • Fundamentals of Science and Technology of Diagnostic Imaging
  • Professional Issues in Diagnostic Imaging
Optional modules:
  • Advancing Science and Technology of Diagnostic Imaging (some pathways only)
  • Gynaecological Ultrasound
  • General Medical Ultrasound
  • Interpreting and Reporting Diagnostic Images
  • Mammography Technique
  • Obstetric Ultrasound
  • Professional Work Based Learning options
  • Focused/Negotiated Imaging Practice options
Year 2- Compulsory modules:
  • None
Optional modules
  • Advancing Science and Technology of Diagnostic Imaging (some pathways only)
  • Gynaecological Ultrasound
  • General Medical Ultrasound
  • Interpreting and Reporting - Diagnostic Images
  • Mammography Technique
  • Obstetric Ultrasound
  • Professional Work Based Learning options
  • Focused/Negotiated Imaging Practice options
Year 3- Compulsory modules
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Normally a 2:1 honours health-related degree from a recognised higher education institution in an appropriate subject, eg BSc (hons) in Radiography, Nursing, Midwifery, Clinical Physiology or Medicine. Applicants with a 2:2 degree and 1 year’s clinical experience also meet the entry criteria.

You must also provide:
  • documentary evidence of financial and clinical support
  • written agreement of clinical placement availability
  • identification of a suitably qualified/experienced named clinical mentor who will provide clinical learning support and supervision in the workplace.
International qualifications
  • The programme is generally not suitable for students who are from overseas as the entry criteria include a UK clinical placement.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leeds

  • 637 - 1110 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There is help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government.

NHS Yorkshire and Humber employees
A limited number of funded places are available for some NHS staff in the Yorkshire and Humberside region. If you are interested in this possibility, we encourage you to apply early to the programme. Please discuss any proposed study with your line manager.

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