How You'll Study
Our Medical Imaging programme is taught using a combination of traditional lectures and practical classes. Many of our lectures are also recorded, meaning you will have immediate access to lessons after they have been taught and can replay them online when required.
You will benefit from being able to learn outside the classroom in the university’s world class facilities, including the John Mallard Scottish PET Centre. Learning in these environments will enable you to apply your knowledge to medical imaging projects. You will also have access to the expertise of our staff, based in the Medical School and Foresterhill Health Campus.
Some of the teaching methods used in this programme include:
- One-to-one academic support
- Insights into current medical imaging projects
- Access to medical imaging experts
- Research-led teaching taught by key opinion leaders
Much of the teaching on this course involves participatory research work. Students are expected to engage with research work as well as classroom teaching and independent study in their own time.
- Lab Work
- Individual Projects
The programme is assessed by continuous assessment (including practical write-ups, essay assignments and student presentations), written examinations, assessment of the project work and the submission of a thesis and viva examination.
Physical science or Engineering second-class Honours degree. Minimum 2:2, 60% or GPA 2.4/4 or 3.0/5 overall.
Please check the In My Country pages to find out if your degree is equivalent.
All students entering the University must provide evidence that they can use English well enough to study effectively at the University of Aberdeen.
Details of our English language entry requirements can be found on our English Language Requirements webpages. This programme requires that you meet the College of Life Sciences and Medicine Postgraduate Standard level of English proficiency.
If you have not achieved the required scores, the University of Aberdeen offers pre-sessional English courses. Further details are available on our Language Centre website.
Nationals of some English-speaking countries or those who hold degrees from some English-speaking countries may be exempt from this requirement. Details of countries recognised as English-speaking can be found on our English Language Requirements webpages.
Degree Transcripta full transcript showing all the subjects you studied and the marks you have achieved in your degree(s) (original & official English translation)
Personal Statementa detailed personal statement explaining your motivation for this particular programme
Degree Certificatea degree certificate showing your qualifications
CVan up-to-date CV/Resumé
By studying an MSc in Medical imaging at the University of Aberdeen, you will have a solid grounding to pursue a career in healthcare and science. You will develop expert knowledge and understanding of medical imaging techniques that will enable you to help advance the practice of medical procedures through medical imaging technology.
Graduates of this programme have gone on to work in hospitals alongside clinicians, providing scientific and technical expertise. Others have gone on to conduct research in universities, working as research assistants. Some graduates have also chosen to continue with their studies and complete a PhD in Medical Imaging.
Some of the career options include:
- Further study (PhD)
- Academic jobs in university settings, e.g. lecturer, researcher
- Medical device risk management
- Jobs in hospital-based medical imaging
- Employment in the medical imaging industry
An MSc in Medical imaging from the University of Aberdeen will show employers that you have the knowledge and the practical experience of applying medical imaging techniques to real-world projects. The contacts that you make within the University and the Foresterhill Health Campus enhance the credibility of your degree and help establish your reputation as a contributor to essential research projects.
Your degree in Medical Imaging will place you in a select group of students who have had the privilege of studying at one of the top 1% universities in the world.
The MSc is accredited by the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine
You will be taught by a range of experts including professors, lecturers, teaching fellows and postgraduate tutors. Staff changes will occur from time to time; please see our InfoHub pages for further information.