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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Diagnostic Imaging

Course type


Course Summary

Why choose this course

Medical imaging gives us a window into the body, allowing us to accurately assess overall health, prescribe treatment and potentially save people’s lives.

Through a mix of lectures, laboratories, clinical demonstrations and hospital visits, our MSc in Medical Imaging will develop you as a medical imaging professional, enhancing your ability to take on new challenges with confidence. You will also benefit from interdisciplinary learning thanks to the fact we run our course in collaboration with the Department of Physics.

What you will study

Medical imaging is a rapidly-growing discipline within the healthcare sector, involving engineers, computer scientists, physicists and clinicians.

Our MSc in Medical Imaging will provide you with a strong understanding of the mathematical and physical aspects of image formation, as well as a range of medical imaging techniques. You will develop your knowledge of various medical imaging applications, plus an awareness of the health and safety considerations involved.

At Surrey, you’ll gain the expertise needed to forge a career in medical imaging, including the study of radiation physics, image processing, biology, computer vision, pattern recognition, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Study and work abroad

There may be opportunities to acquire valuable European experience by working or conducting research abroad during your degree or shortly afterwards. It is possible to do this in the summer period with an Erasmus+ grant working on your dissertation or as a recent graduate. In order to qualify your Erasmus+ traineeship must be a minimum of two months.

Professional recognition

  • MSc - Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
  • MSc - Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM).

Careers and graduate prospects

We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.

Graduates from this course have taken up careers in the NHS and international health service providers, in the medical and healthcare industries, and in research at major international universities and research institutions.

Different course options

Full time | University of Surrey | 1 year | OCT-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Ionising radiation is widely used for diagnostic purposes, and multi-modality imaging is now becoming ubiquitous. The majority of hospital physicists work with ionising radiation and hence the topic is fundamental for anyone entering the profession. In this module, an introduction is given to imaging systems and image perception. Detailed lectures then cover X-radiography, X-ray computed tomography, radiopharmaceuticals, nuclear medicine. The lectures will be supported by an assessed nuclear medicine practical and by tutorials in image processing and image registration.

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

A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in either Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. We’ll also consider other relevant degree subjects or relevant work experience if you don't meet these requirements.

University information

The University of Surrey is proud of the cultural diversity of its international community. Over 3,500 postgraduate students, from more than 120 countries across the globe, come to Surrey each year. As a research-led university, Surrey's outstanding contributions benefit society as a whole and address major global challenges. The research-intensive learning environment makes it the perfect choice if you want to study somewhere where you can...more

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