• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
The University of Edinburgh is among the few UK centres with a PET-MR scanner and personnel with the expertise in how to run and use it. This PET-MR Principles and Applications (Online Learning) harnesses our expertise in imaging technology, which will allow learners to train in this field via an online learning environment.

About

Combined Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Magnetic Resonance (MR) is an imaging technology which allows information on metabolic function, physiology, and anatomy to be collected in a single scanning session for diagnostic and research purposes (e.g. investigating dementias & cancers).

PET-MR scanners are increasingly being installed in clinical and research settings, but currently training in how to run and best use such facilities is limited, often requiring long periods of residency, away from work and personal commitments at home.

Career opportunities

PET-MR is an emerging imaging technology with research and clinical applications. PET-MR scanners have started to be deployed in clinical and research imaging centres, which creates a demand for operators and users with relevant skills and knowledge.

We anticipate the programme will enhance the career options and earning potential of PET-MR operators, particularly radiographers, for whom there currently is limited opportunity for training.

We also anticipate PET-MR users (research and clinical medics) will be better positioned to apply for research grants and other funding to allow their careers to evolve.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Techniques and Physics
  • Applications in Disease (Research) 
  • Practicalities and Safety
  • Hybrid radionuclide imaging – PET-MR 
  • Hybrid radionuclide imaging – PET-CT 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description
      PgCert: 1 - 2 years PgProfDev: 2 years
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

    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

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).

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in fields such as Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Radiology, Radiography, Radiotherapy, Nursing, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Image Analysis, Image Processing, Computer Science, Informatics, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, Psychology, Stroke Medicine, Geriatrics / Medicine of the Elderly or Neurosciences.

We may also consider your application if you have a minimum of 3 years’ work experience in a related scientific area, e.g. in hospital or research laboratories. Please contact the programme team to check before you apply.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5170 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5170 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5170 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5170 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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