Medical Imaging

Course Features
- Students can tailor the course content to meet their own professional needs or interests.

- Educates and trains students using innovative and multidisciplinary approaches, combining research and advanced practice in medical imaging.

Course Overview
This programme allows students to acquire knowledge and advanced practical skills in relevant fields of medical imaging. Graduates will be equipped with analytical, research and critical reflection skills, in order to drive improvements in medical imaging healthcare services or in industry.

Who should take this course?
This joint Masters is targeted towards:
Practicing radiographers
Radiation therapists
Professionals working in the field of medical imaging

The programme provides an alternative to the modality specific Masters programmes and allows students to tailor a programme to their specific needs and interests.

Course Description
As part of this course, students will undertake a combination of modules including:
Research Methods & Statistics
Research Dissertation

Students may also tailor the course to their own individual needs or interests by selecting elective modules from UCD and partner institutions. This flexible approach facilitates travel to partner universities in the European Union. It also caters to students who wish to remain in Ireland for the duration of the course through the provision of distance learning options.

This programme aims to educate and train graduates in an innovative multidisciplinary approach, combining research and advanced practice in medical imaging.

Students may select from over 20 modules offered in UCD and across the partner institutions. This provides students with the unique opportunity to tailor their own programme and to travel and study at a number of European Universities. A number of these modules will involve distance learning, thus facilitating those students who wish to undertake modules at a partner University without necessitating travel.

Entry requirements

Applicants should possess a BSc radiography, radiation therapy or equivalent.

Applicants not in possession of the above may also be considered for admission, provided that they are in possession of academic or professional qualifications and experience that together are deemed to be comparable to the level of a Bachelor Degree.

All applicants will be required to demonstrate that their standard of English language is satisfactory.

Applicants may seek transfer credit for previously accredited learning. This may allow exemption for some parts of the programme.

International Applicants
International applicants should contact the academic programme director for a full list of entry requirements.

A list of FAQs for international applicants is available here.
Information on studying at UCD as international students is available online.

A minimum score of 7.0 in IELTS is required (a minimum of 6 in each band). All test results must be less than 2 years old.

Application dates

All applications should be submitted via the central UCD applications portal, accessible at

All applicants are required to complete the pre-course requirement form: (download from course webpage - link below)

MSc Medical Imaging Pre-course Form


X677 MSc Medical Imaging (Full Time) 12 - 16 months
X674 MSc Medical Imaging (Part Time) - Sept Intake 24 months
X675 MSc Medical Imaging (Part Time) - Jan Intake 24 months


Irish/EU Applicants

Non-EU Applicants

Enrolment dates

X675 (January Intake); X674 (September Intake)

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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