Medical Imaging, M.Sc.

Medical Imaging, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The Medical Imaging Medical Imaging programme is offered by Utrecht University Utrecht University. We offer a technology-oriented research Master’s programme that prepares for a career in this strongly multidisciplinary field. 

The programme combines elements from physics, mathematics, computer science, biomedical engineering, biology, and clinical medicine allowing you to attain a high level of knowledge and skills in various areas of medical imaging, such as image acquisition physics, quantitative image analysis, computer-aided diagnosis, and image-guided interventions.

The Right Choice For You?

If you have a background in natural or physical sciences, e.g. physics, mathematics, computer science or more applied technical sciences like biomedical engineering, and an interest in technology applied in a clinical setting, then this Master’s programme could be the right choice for you! The programme is offered in close collaboration between the Imaging Division of the University Medical Center Utrecht and Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). This collaboration tops a solid technological basis with strong links to research performed in a clinical setting. This allows you not only to learn about state-of-the-art medical imaging technology, but also to actually work with systems from an impressive range of imaging platforms available in the UMC Utrecht.

What You'll Learn?

As Medical Imaging will attract students with different backgrounds, a broad range of courses is offered to allow you to tailor your study programme to your specific needs and prior knowledge. In the elective part of the curriculum students can refine their knowledge and skills in more specialised or advanced topics of their liking. Some topics are taught in Utrecht and others in Eindhoven. The Medical Imaging programme provides you with the knowledge and skills in the fields of imaging physics and image analysis required for a career in the fascinating world of medical imaging research and technology development.

Why Study Medical Imaging at Utrecht University?
  • We offer a strongly technology-oriented MSc programme in a clinical setting, allowing you to actually work with the impressive range of imaging platforms available in the UMC Utrecht
  • The whole field of medical imaging, ranging from image acquisition physics to advanced image processing and analysis topics, is covered
  • You will benefit from the excellent international reputation and strong position of the Image Sciences Institute (ISI) and the Center for Image Sciences (CIS) at UMC Utrecht in medical imaging research
  • As a student you will have the opportunity to carry out research projects at renowned international research groups and with selected industrial partners

Medical Imaging prepares for a career in research, either at our own PhD programme Medical Imaging or at other institutes in the Netherlands or abroad. Alternatively, students leaving after obtaining their MSc degree will profit from a solid education in imaging physics and image analysis for a career in industry.

Depending on your personal interests and skills, you can shape your career yourself. If you already know which would be your ideal career, you can discuss with the Programme Coordinator how best to prepare for your specific career path.


 Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Medical Image Formation
  • The Essential Physics of Medical Imaging'
  • Magnetic resonance imaging: Physical principles and sequence design.
  • The classical NMR model: nucleus in a magnetic field
  • Rotating reference frame & resonance
  • Bloch equations
  • Signal detection concepts

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • 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
  • Minimum required score (Grade B):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

Besides TOEFL, IELTS and CAE, also Cambridge Proficiency in English (CPE - at least Grade C) is accepted as a proof of English Proficiency.

This is a selective master. You will be considered for admission to the Master's programme Medical Imaging if you hold a University bachelor degree and can demonstrate:

  • In depth knowledge and insight in the field of physics, mathematics, computer science or more applied sciences.
  • Mastery of methods and techniques in the above mentioned areas.
  • High level of academic and professional ability.
  • A clear motivation and talent for participation in the programme.
  • Oral and written proficiency in English at an advanced level.
  • We will also take into account your grade point average, marks for relevant courses, study progress and extracurricular activities.

    You are able to express yourself in proficient English, both orally and in written text, as evidenced by your motivation letter and/or writing sample, and the interview that is part of the selection procedure.

    Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      18690 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 18690 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • EU/EEA Applies to you

      2060 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 2060 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    For more information about tuition fees and exemptions have a look at the programme website.

    Living costs for Utrecht

    • 900 - 1450 EUR/month
      Living Costs

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


    Scholarships, fellowships, and grants offered by Utrecht University, the Dutch government, and other organisations can help fund your studies at the university.  You can begin your search for funding by reviewing the list below, which contains some of the scholarships and loans available to international students:

    • Utrecht Excellence Scholarships
    • Holland Scholarships
    • Orange Tulip Scholarships
    • Canadian student loans
    • Fulbright / NAF
    • US Federal Loans
    • Erasmus+ Master loans

    StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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