Diagnostic Imaging at Glasgow Caledonian University - UCAS

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Course summary

Designed to train a new generation of leaders in the field, our MSc Diagnostic Imaging programme will give you new insight into current and best practice – and train you to create real and meaningful change. You’ll develop advanced critical thinking skills, synthesise evidence from a range of research and other sources and build on industry knowledge and clinical experience to inform professional discussion and debate. As a part of GCU’s thriving and diverse academic community, you’ll not only prepare for a successful career but use what you learn to advance the field and contribute to the common good. You can choose between studying the broad-based MSc Diagnostic Imaging programme or an optional pathway specific to your area of practice, selecting to study full time, part time or distance learning. The part time programme is flexible following the student’s module choices. Optional pathways Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Increase your understanding of MRI theory and practice with this professional development opportunity, which includes supervised placements. Medical Ultrasound: Use state-of-the-art simulation facilities and sonographic equipment to gain new insight into the clinical applications of medical ultrasound. You’ll rehearse practical scanning skills and get valuable feedback from experts in the field. Computed Tomography: Increase your understanding of the theory and practice of CT with this development opportunity, which includes supervised placement. Image Interpretation: Foundation of Radiographic Image Interpretation: development of radiographic image interpretation and reporting skill (axial and appendicular skeleton). Applications of Radiographic Image Interpretation: enhance skills developed in FRII within the clinical environment leading to competency as a reporting radiographer (axial and appendicular skeleton). Students must have an agreed mentor within their clinical department prior to starting the module (normally UK students only). Graduate prospects Your MSc Diagnostic Imaging helps you improve your skills and push boundaries – setting you up for success whether you pursue a career in industry or academia. Our graduates make a positive impact through service redesign and radiographer-led service provision – as well as published research, conference presentations and doctoral study.


In addition to profession specific learning, core modules allow for learning from and alongside a broad range of health and social care professionals, and encourage development of advanced practice skills such as evidence-based practice, research and leadership. Module list Advancing Practices in Imaging; Advanced Research Methods; Masters Dissertation; Advanced Leadership for Health and Social Care Practitioners; Principles of Practice in Medical Ultrasound; Magnetic Resonance Imaging Principles and Practice; Computed Tomography Principles and Practice; Foundations of Radiographic Image Interpretation; Applications of Radiographic Image Interpretation; Work-based Skills and Innovative Practices 1 and 2.

Assessment method

This course features a mix of assessment and exams. We use a wide range of learning and teaching methods to ensure that you have both the necessary knowledge and understanding of business and management and a portfolio of intellectual and personal skills. Each module on the programme uses its own learning, teaching and assessment strategy to achieve learning objectives. Assessment methods vary between modules and may include unseen examinations, class tests, essays, management reports, case studies, presentations, and group work.

Entry requirements

UK honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in Diagnostic Radiography/Imaging with relevant practical experience. Subject to PVG and/or occupational health checks. Applicants must be a radiographer or sonographer in their home country. Academic IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent), with no element below 6, and reading and listening at 6.5.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £7300 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £7300 Whole course
England £7300 Whole course
Northern Ireland £7300 Whole course
Scotland £7300 Whole course
Wales £7300 Whole course
EU £17300 Whole course
International £17300 Whole course

Additional fee information

Part-time and distance-learning tuition fees: For details of part-time and distance-learning fee rates, please make an enquiry today. Please note, fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only.

Sponsorship information

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2 million per year. For up to date fee information for this programme, please visit gcu.ac.uk

Diagnostic Imaging at Glasgow Caledonian University - UCAS