MSc Medical Imaging with Management

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

  • Delivery:
    Full time according to Funding Council definitions, Part-Time

Why study MSc Medical Imaging with Management at BU?

  • Medical imaging is a rapidly growing field and is an essential element of modern medicine, playing a key role in the diagnosis and management of disease
  • On this course, you’ll develop the skillset needed for a career in advanced medical imaging practice, research and leadership
  • Achieve a systematic understanding of cross-sectional imaging, along with the essential leadership and people management skills needed for a career in this specialised field
  • Critically explore technological advancements including data management systems, as well as the imaging techniques, imaging anatomy and skills to recognise clinical abnormalities 
  • Our new MRI and ultrasound scanners, and other imaging modalities from our local healthcare partners, provide an education and research resource for students on this course
  • This course is also available to be taken as individual CPD units, PgCert or PgDip.

Medical Imaging with Management at BU

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. 

“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 2023, September 2024


Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus


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

Required subjects:

Radiography (diagnostic or therapy), sonography, 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 6.0 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

Course details

On this course you will be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students.

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Entry requirements

Your application

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.

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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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