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Diagnostics, Data and Digital Health (Medical Imaging) (MSc/PGDip/PGCert) (2024 Entry)

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Find out more about our Diagnostics, Data and Digital Health (Medical Imaging) taught Master’s degree.

Explore the design, development and application of medical imaging and diagnostic techniques for the screening, detection, diagnosis and monitoring of diseases.


Course overview

Technological advances, increased expectations for medicine, longer life expectancy and legal, ethical and economic factors have led to a vast expansion in medical imaging and diagnostics. There is an increasing need for digital-based healthcare solutions to meet the changing needs and expectations of patients.

Our MSc Diagnostics, Data and Digital Health (Medical Imaging) will train students in the theory and practical implementation of cutting-edge diagnostic and imaging technologies and expose them to established, as well as emerging, applications using data science, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

After graduation students will be well equipped for further study (PhD) in areas of critical scientific and technological importance, or for employment in a broad range of industries such as diagnostics and pharmaceutical industries, life science and clinical trials companies, health-tech SMEs, as well as research organisations.

The MSc can be studied part-time over two years to suit those in employment. PG Diploma and Certificate options are also available for those who would like to take a subset of modules.


General entry requirements

Minimum requirements

A minimum 2:1 undergraduate UK Honours degree or equivalent international qualification, in a physical sciences, life sciences, biological sciences, medical sciences, mathematics, computer sciences, engineering or another relevant subject.

You can see how your current degree score or GPA equates to the British system in our Study pages in the Equivalent scores table.

We are willing to consider applications from students with lower qualifications on a case-by-case basis, particularly when the applicant can evidence relevant employment, practical experience or strong performance in undergraduate modules related to their proposed postgraduate course of study.

To ensure you have the essential foundations for the course, and depending on your overall academic profile, we may require you to take a mathematical skills test.


English language requirements

You can find out more about our English language requirementsLink opens in a new window. This course requires the following:

  • Band A
  • IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0.

International qualifications

We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.

For more information, please visit the international entry requirements pageLink opens in a new window.


Additional requirements

There are no additional entry requirements for this course.

Core modules

  • Modern Approaches to Diagnostics
  • AI and Machine Learning for Diagnostics
  • Operational Management and Clinical Systems Improvement
  • Computational Intelligence in Biomedical Engineering (ES97K)
  • Biomedical Imaging and Medical Devices
  • Image Analysis and Reconstruction
  • Group Research Project
  • Research Project (Diagnostics, Data, Digital Health)

Optional Modules

Students are able to choose one of the following optional modules:

  • Public Engagement
  • Design Thinking for Social Impact (IL925)
  • Interdisciplinary Transferable Skills

Teaching

Core material will cover requirements for product and technology development, including ethics and regulatory aspects, technical and commercial skills in medical imaging and diagnostics technologies in advancing 21-st century healthcare in the years to come. Choosing the Medical Imaging pathway allows students with an interest in this area to further specialise by undertaking two subject-specific modules. Optional modules allow the selection of complementary topics of particular interest to the student. A collaborative group research project, which parallels the way that diagnostics and imaging experts work in industry, will allow students to integrate their knowledge and understanding in order to solve a problem. Students will also complete an individual research project in their chosen area of specialism.

Contact Hours

The MSc degree (totalling 180 credits) comprises:

  • Six taught core modules (15 credits each)
  • Group research project (15 credits)
  • Individual research project (60 credits)
  • One taught optional module (15 credits)

The typical workload for a 15-credit module is as follows:

  • 20-30 hours of lectures/seminars
  • 5 hours of laboratory work
  • 45 hours of private/directed study
  • 70 hours of assessed work

The research project is valued at 60 credits and students should plan to execute around 600 hours of work towards the completion of the project dissertation.

Class Sizes

Class sizes for lectures, practical laboratory sessions and seminars vary depending on the number of students taking the module.


Assessment

A combination of coursework and written examinations.


Your timetable

Your personalised timetable will be complete when you are registered for all modules, compulsory and optional, and you have been allocated to your lectures, seminars and other small group classes. Your compulsory modules will be registered for you and you will be able to choose your optional modules when you join us.

Careers and employability

This course is new for entry in 2023. Graduates will be well-placed to work in industry, clinical, healthcare and academic environments. This includes the diagnostics and pharmaceutical industries, life sciences and clinical trials companies, health-tech SMEs, as well as research organisations. Graduates may also decide to pursue doctoral studies.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees are payable for each year of your course at the start of the academic year, or at the start of your course, if later. Academic fees cover the cost of tuition, examinations and registration and some student amenities.

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Fee Status Guidance

The University carries out an initial fee status assessment based on information provided in the application and according to the guidance published by UKCISA. Students are classified as either Home or Overseas Fee status and this can determine the tuition fee and eligibility of certain scholarships and financial support. 

If you receive an offer, your fee status will be stated with the tuition fee information. If you believe your fee status has been incorrectly classified you can complete a fee status assessment questionnaire (follow the instructions in your offer) and provide the required documentation for this to be reassessed. 

The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) provides guidance to UK universities on fees status criteria, you can find the latest guidance on the impact of Brexit on fees and student support on the UKCISA website.


Additional course costs

Please contact your academic department for information about department specific costs, which should be considered in conjunction with the more general costs below, such as:

  • Core text books
  • Printer credits
  • Dissertation binding
  • Robe hire for your degree ceremony

Scholarships and bursaries

Scholarships and financial support

Find out about the different funding routes available, including; postgraduate loans, scholarships, fee awards and academic department bursaries.

Living costs

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How to apply

The application process for courses that start in September and October 2024 will open on 2 October 2023.

Applications will close on 2 August 2024 for students who require a visa to study in the UK, to allow time to receive a CAS and complete the visa application process.

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