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MSc Medical Imaging with Management

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We are pleased that, subject to final confirmation, we will be offering a MSc degree in Medical Imaging with Management from September 2021. Please register your interest and we will keep you updated with this course's development.

This new course is designed to suit the progression and career development of radiographers, medical physicists, engineers and medical students wishing to intercalate and prepare for a career in radiology.

Medical imaging is an essential element of modern medicine and plays a key role in the diagnosis, treatment and observation of disease. It is a rapidly growing field within the healthcare and research, and the aim of our inter-disciplinary MSc in Medical Imaging with Management, is to provide you with a strong understanding and awareness of current clinical practice protocols across a range of medical imaging modalities. In addition, you will achieve a systematic understanding of cross-sectional imaging, develop critical awareness and new insights into essential leadership and people management issues, together with the needed skillset for a career in advanced medical imaging practice, research and leadership.

For complex medical imaging departments to run efficiently, the clinical and managerial leadership skills that this course develops are necessary to provide exemplary patient care and ensure overall responsibility for the unit in-line with departmental and hospital business plans. The course provides an in-depth understanding of the concepts that underline the operation of advanced imaging technologies required for clinical practice and research.

You’ll critically explore technological advancements including data management systems and developments in the field of imaging practice, and will be introduced to the physical principles, imaging techniques, basic imaging anatomy and skills to recognise common clinical abnormalities. Furthermore, the course provides a systematic overview of essential leadership and people management principles needed for a career in this specialised field. The course can also act as a bridge between undergraduate studies and advanced independent medical imaging (MRes and PhD), making use of current emerging technologies.

Working to bring together those working in research, education and our practice partners in healthcare, our new Bournemouth Gateway building includes an MRI scanner, to provide a training and research resource for students on this course, as well as local practitioners.

The Department of Medical Science & Public Health provides a focus for work and research into medical imaging with our Institute of Medical Imaging and Visualisation (IMIV) and works to ensure BU’s educational provision aligns with the needs of the local community, the NHS and industry, as well as current global medical imaging workforce demands. This cross-faculty course also incorporates the expertise in organisational business management from BU’s Business School.  

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“Upon completion of this course, you’ll have advanced scientific and leadership knowledge, as well as the necessary skills and competencies required to improve your current practice for leadership/managerial roles. Additionally, the research skills obtained from the course prepares you for further study at the doctoral level.” 

Dr Theo Akudjedu, Course Leader.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2021


Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus


12 months full-time, part-time over 24 months, or flexible as CPD

Required subjects:

Radiography, medical physics/engineering/medicine, biomedical/biological/physical sciences. Other healthcare professionals will also be considered.

Entry requirements:

A Bachelors Honours degree with at least 2:2 in a required subject, or equivalent. Appropriate professional qualifications with significant work experience would be considered e.g. Diploma of the college of radiographers. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language, you’ll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

Course details

Entry requirements

Costs and fees

You can find full information about the deposits required and how to pay your fees in our postgraduate fees and funding section, including details of the Postgraduate Loan (subject to fee status).

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per annum. Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course.

Find out more about living expenses for postgraduate students


Upon completion of this course, you will possess the advanced scientific and leadership knowledge and the necessary skillset mix and competencies required to improve your current radiographic practice, leadership/managerial roles within radiology departments or progress into careers in industry as an application/education/sales specialist manager for imaging device manufacturing companies like Siemens, General Electric Co, Philips, Agfa, Toshiba, Hitachi etc. Finally, the knowledge and research skills developed is an excellent preparation for further study at the doctoral level.

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that teaching staff can change.

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