MRes

Medical Imaging

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  • Level(s) of study: Postgraduate taught / Professional
  • Study mode(s): Full-time
  • Location: Clifton Campus
  • Starting: September 2019
  • Course duration: One year full-time

Ideal for healthcare professionals looking to up-skill.

Working with imaging physicists, biomedical NHS collaborators and using industry-standard equipment such as MRI scanners; you will learn how medical imaging techniques play a role in the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of disease.

Focusing on modern medical imaging research, you will gain specialist knowledge through taught modules before carrying out an extended research project of your choice. This Masters* is a great way to enhance your career.

You will develop the ability to plan and execute a research project, and effectively communicate your findings in an articulate and professional manner.

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.

MRI technicians can advance into more specialised areas, medicine technologists or into supervisory or managerial roles

Postgraduate open events: We hold postgraduate open events throughout the year. Find out more and book a place.

Contact details: Email us
Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 8351

We are now accepting applications for this course.

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.

    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.

    Optional module (20 cp) - Select an additional 20 credit point Masters-level module from an appropriate area of the School, examples of potential modules include: Medical and Microbiology; Molecular Biology, and Microbial Diagnosis.

    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)

How you’re taught

You will learn through:

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

Careers and employability

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

  • healthcare
  • medical instrumentation
  • medical related software industries

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.
  • Applicants with relevant employment experience will also be considered.

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.
  • Applicants with relevant employment experience will also be considered
  • 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. We are now accepting applications for this course. 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. We are now accepting applications for this course.

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 2019 entry are: TBC

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 2019 entry are: TBC

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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