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Medical Imaging (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Postgraduate Certificate

Medical Imaging (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Postgraduate Certificate

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


5 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Diagnostic Imaging

Course type


Course Summary


This part-time programme is designed to be studied over an eleven month period, commencing in early September and being completed in July of the following year. The programme consists of two 30 credit core modules.

The MRI theory module, delivered in the first semester, is designed to give students an understanding of the scientific principles behind magnetic resonance imaging and the knowledge to explore the relationship between technical parameters and anatomical and pathological appearances. This theoretical module may also be accessed by students who are not registered for the full MRI certificate course as an option within the MSc in Medical Imaging programme.

The second module, clinical MRI, is delivered in semester two and is designed to provide the student with a structured and monitored experiential learning opportunity in their workplace. It is designed to enable students to critically evaluate MRI protocols used in clinical practice with respect to the evidence base in order to inform service delivery and practice.

The programme sits within the MSc in Medical Imaging programme and the Faculty of Health Studies SSPRD framework, and upon successful completion of this MRI course students can continue their studies by registering for additional modules from the Medical Imaging or School module portfolio, to obtain a postgraduate Diploma or Master's Degree.

Learning and assessment

A 'block' attendance format is utilised in the delivery of the academic learning and this mode of delivery has proved to be popular with students who benefit academically from the concentrated period of time that can be devoted to their studies and learning with their peers. There are five blocks of academic learning and these are delivered in the first six months of the course.

Assessments include two exams and an assignment related to the Magnetic Resonance Imaging module syllabus, and a presentation and portfolio including clinical case studies for the Clinical Magnetic Resonance Imaging module.

Career prospects

One of the University of Bradford's goals is to equip all our students with the attributes and capabilities to be confident and capable in their life beyond university.


This module aims: 1) To enable the student to gain a comprehensive understanding of the physical principles and technology underpinning the acquisition, production and presentation of magnetic resonance (MRI) images and to develop the students ability to critically analyze and evaluate a broad range of magnetic resonance (MRI) imaging applications and protocols. 2) To develop the student's ability to comment on normal and variant anatomy seen in common MRI examinations.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

Fees are dependent upon the number of credits required: 10 credits - £568; 20 credits - £1,136; 30 credits - £1,705; 40 credits - £2,170; Dissertation Module (if applicable) - £2,459. UK students can apply for this course.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

Fees are dependent upon the number of credits required: 10 credits - £568; 20 credits - £1,136; 30 credits - £1,705; 40 credits - £2,170; Dissertation Module (if applicable) - £2,459.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants must have managerial support for their studies, including a commitment that appropriate facilities, relevant clinical experience and time will be made available to support their studies (15 hours a week) and a suitably qualified mentor. To be eligible for admission to this pathway you must be a registered health care practitioner in employment and have experience in working in MRI, with possession of a BSc Hons in Diagnostic Radiography or appropriate professional qualification.

University information

The University of Bradford uses technology to benefit society through its teaching and research. There are world-class facilities on site, and students enjoy a high-tech learning environment at this city centre university. The University employs industry-leading academics for its courses and has been conducting ground-breaking research for over 50 years. The campus is one of the most sustainable in the UK. Buildings are made using hemp, and...more