MRes

Medical and Materials Imaging

Medical Materials Imaging
  • Level(s) of study: Postgraduate taught / Professional
  • Study mode(s): Full-time
  • Location: Clifton Campus
  • Starting: September 2018
  • Course duration: One year full-time

This Medical and Materials Imaging postgraduate degree will enable you to enter a career in industry or to progress onto PhD study. The course gives you a unique opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in a wide range of techniques and approaches in both medical and materials imaging.

Develop your practical skills and theoretical knowledge in a specialist area of medical and materials imaging, according to your personal aspirations.

You can gain skills in experimental lab techniques, optical techniques, writing scientific and research literature and the theory behind the practical focus.

You will have access to modern facilities and opportunities exist to use state-of-the-art equipment including: MRI magnets 2.2 Tesla, Transmission Electron, Scanning Electron and Confocal microscopes and Optical Coherence Tomography.

Work closely with a dedicated academic team who are all active researchers in their own right, and who regularly publish in top physics journals. Visit our academic team pages to find out more about the ways in which we support you and explore our research interests.

Scientific imaging has wide-ranging applications including our pioneering research in advanced optical imaging for heritage science

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What you'll study

In terms one to three you will study your taught modules, in term four you will conduct your Masters' level project. This gives you 15 weeks to concentrate full-time on a specialist area of interest and apply what you have learnt to a specific problem.

  • Modules

    Medical Imaging (20 cp) - Topics include:

    • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (MRI) imaging and applications in medical diagnostics
    • Optical Coherent Tomography (OCT) and its application to medical (e.g. opthalmology) imaging
    • diagnostic sonography (US, ultrasonography)
    • computed tomography (CT) and X-ray medical imaging.

    Imaging Matter: From Atoms to Galaxies (20 cp) - Topics include:

    • digital imaging and image processing (CCD, thermal, video, digital cameras)
    • advanced microscopy to include SEM, TEM, AFM, STM, polarising light microscopes, fluorescence microscopy, confocal and near field microscopes
    • spectral imaging (e.g. hyperspectral imaging and remote sensing)
    • interferometry and its applications in imaging science
    • X-ray and mm–wave scanning, imaging and analysis techniques
    • comparison microscope and imaging for applications in forensic science.

    Research Methodology and Ethics (20 cp) - topics include:

    • This module provides an underpinning in research skills relevant to the independent study required for an MRes.
    • Topics include scientific writing and referencing, use of library and learning resources, presentation of results and a statistical analysis.
    • The module also considers the ethical issues in relation to research in chosen field.

    Research project (120 cp) - You will undertake an extended project (experimental or theoretical) on a full-time basis from February onwards in an area related to your chosen imaging specialism. The project will be chosen from those offered by research teams.

  • Learn a new language

    Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have.

    Learning a new language can:

    • Enhance your communication skills;
    • Enrich your experience when travelling abroad; and
    • Boost your career prospects.

    Find out more about the ULP.

  • Key stats

    • 90% of our research activity achieved world-leading, internationally-excellent or internationally-recognised status (latest Research Excellence Framework 2014)
    • 95% of our postgraduates are in work or further study within just six months of finishing their degrees (latest Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2014-15)
    • 83% of NTU postgraduate taught students said that overall they were satisfied with the quality of their course (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2016)
    • Leading university in the UK for the number of postgraduate students taking professional qualifications (latest Higher Education Statistics 2014/15)

Course specification

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Please note that course specifications may be subject to change

How you’re taught

You will learn through:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • research
  • case studies
  • experimental based work
  • image analysis

Careers and employability

This Physics Masters course provides a solid base for a career as a scientist or engineer in a range of industries reliant upon imaging. This includes:

  • materials engineering
  • manufacturing
  • research and development
  • healthcare
  • medical instrumentation
  • medical related software industries.

Imaging technology is also being increasingly used in specialist areas of art history, preservation and archaeology. This course also provides a basis for further study towards PhD research or for training as a clinical / hospital scientist.

Entry requirements

What are we looking for?

  • You will need a UK honours degree (minimum 2.2) from a range of physics-based degrees, engineering or related disciplines.
  • All applications welcome: We welcome applications from prospective students with a range of qualifications and experience, and all are assessed on an individual basis. Mature applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria can still be considered providing they have relevant experience to compliment any qualifications.

What are we looking for?

  • You will need a UK honours degree (minimum 2.2) from a range of physics-based degrees, engineering or related disciplines.
  • All applications welcome: We welcome applications from prospective students with a range of qualifications and experience, and all are assessed on an individual basis. Mature applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria can still be considered providing they have relevant experience to compliment any qualifications.
  • For a list of our language requirements please visit our English language page.

How to apply

Ready to join us? Then apply as soon as you can. Just click the Apply button at the top of the page and follow the instructions for applying. Make sure you check the entry requirements above carefully before you do.

You can get more information and advice about applying to NTU in our postgraduates' guide. Here you'll find advice about how to write a good personal statement and much more.

Writing your application

Be honest, thorough and persuasive in your application. Remember, we can only make a decision based on what you tell us. Make sure you include as much information as possible, including uploading evidence of results already achieved, as well as a personal statement.

Keeping up to date

After you’ve applied, we’ll be sending you important emails throughout the application process - so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please email our Admissions Team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Apply directly to the University online using the NTU Applicant Portal.

Apply for your as early as you can so that you have time to prepare for your studies.  If you need a visa to study here you need to plan this into your application.

  • For a step by step guide on making an application to the University please visit our how to apply page.
  • For advice on applying for a visa please visit our visa information page.
  • For advice on how to write a good personal statement please visit our personal statement page.

Keeping up to date

After you’ve applied, we’ll be sending you important emails throughout the application process - so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Fees and funding

Course fees for September 2018 entry are:

Study routeUK / EUInternational
Full-time£7,800£13,900

Funding your studies

Preparing for the financial side of student life is important, but there’s no need to feel anxious and confused about it. We hope that our fees and living costs page and our funding page will answer all your questions.

Scholarships

You might be able to get a scholarship to help fund your studies. We award scholarships to those students who can demonstrate excellent achievement, passion and dedication to their studies.

Alumni discount

We’re happy to be able to offer a 25% alumni discount to most current NTU students and recent NTU alumni. This discount is currently available for those starting an eligible postgraduate taught, postgraduate research or professional course.

Getting in touch

For more advice and guidance, you can contact our Student Financial Support Service on: +44 (0)115 848 2494. For scholarship help please contact us on: +44 (0)115 848 4460.

Course fees for September 2018 entry are:

Study routeEUInternational
Full-time£7,800£13,900

For a list of international fees for all courses and study routes in the School of Science and Technology please visit our postgraduate fees and funding page.

When and how to pay your fees

For advice and guidance on making secure international payments to the University please visit our international fees page.

Scholarships and other funding

If you’re an international or EU student holding an offer to study with us, you can apply for one of our international scholarships. Please visit our international scholarships page for details. You’ll also find information about EU tuition fee loans and external scholarships to study in the UK on these pages.

Advice and guidance

If you have any questions about international fees, scholarships and other funding please contact the International Development Office at international@ntu.ac.uk or + 44 (0) 115 848 8175.

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