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Neuroimaging MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Diagnostic Imaging

Course type


Course Summary

The Bangor MSc in Neuroimaging is one of the most well established programmes dealing with modern neuroimaging in the UK. It is exceptional in its focus on both the practical and biomedical aspects of Neuroimaging. Students learn through both taught modules and practical application. Through developing and running their own imaging research project students are afforded the opportunity to participate in novel studies in one of several cognitive and clinical research areas including: social neuroscience, auditory physiology, neurotransmitter dynamics, stroke and acquired brain injury, vision, motor control, and psychopharmacology. Students graduating from the Bangor MSc in Neuroimaging have been extremely successful with 80% either in further higher education, or fully employed in the first year after degree completion.

This course is designed to provide students with the background knowledge and technical skills to design analyse and evaluate imaging data. The course focuses on Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) based techniques, including functional MRI, anatomical imaging, Diffusion Tensor Imaging, and Spectroscopy. Imaging techniques will be discussed with reference to relevant applications. The programme puts a strong emphasis on practical skills. In a dedicated computer lab, the students will learn and practice analysis and imaging techniques. Students can exit at Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma level.

The Neuroimaging MSc is especially suited for: students interested in pursuing an Academic career in the field of Neuroimaging; students looking to find a job as research staff in industry or academic labs involved in translational research; medical professional, looking to develop skills in a new emergent technology and research field; students with a background in physics, mathematics or computer science who want to move into cognitive or clinical neuroscience; students with a background in psychology or biology who want to improve their technical skills for a neuroscience career.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Introduction to Neuroimaging Analysis focuses on teaching students the practicalities of modern neuroimaging techniques focusing on MRI, the processing and analysis of imaging data, and the design of neuroimaging research studies. The course aims to teach students the skills to design and analyse their own MRI and fMRI studies. A totally lab based module, students will learn basic analysis, data visualisation and programming skills in Matlab, as well as in a number of other software tools (FSL, SPM, MRS and DTI packages). This is semester 1 module.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants need a single or joint honours degree in Psychology, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, Biology, Medical Sciences or a related subject area, normally with a minimum degree class of 2.1 or equivalent.

University information

Located in North Wales, between the mountains and the sea, Bangor University offers postgraduate degrees within three colleges: Arts, Humanities and Business Environmental Sciences and Engineering Human Sciences Known for its research work, Bangor is renowned in particular for its research into industries like accounting, electronic engineering, sports science and psychology. In fact, the last Research Excellence Framework (REF,...more