Peninsula Medical School

MSc Medical Imaging

Advanced clinical practice enables practitioners to practise to their full potential and to optimise their contribution to meeting population and individuals’, families’ and carers’ needs through different models of service delivery and multidisciplinary working. The PgCert, PgDip and MSc imaging programme aims to provide the opportunity to develop the advanced knowledge and skills required for specialised and advanced practice.

We do this through critical evaluation of the theory and practice related to a range of diagnostic imaging modalities relevant to the participant’s current and possible future roles in a fast-changing healthcare landscape. The programme is undergoing College of Radiographers approval. CASE accreditation for the ultrasound elements of the programme has been applied for.

Subject to approval

This programme is currently subject to approval and due to start in September 2022.  

Key features

The curriculum addresses the academic need and development of advanced professional practice required to achieve excellence in radiography. The development of staff in an imaging department is essential for retention of staff.

Using an innovative, shared module approach the programme also offers access to inter-professional learning alongside students from a variety of healthcare programmes.

The programme is aimed at those who have achieved an undergraduate degree in Diagnostic Radiography, together with practitioners from other healthcare professions. Examples of this could be Advanced Practice Nurse/Physiotherapist/Midwifes wishing to undertake ultrasound or develop other skills.

Course details
  • Year 1

  • Course details will be available once the programme is approved.

Entry requirements

clinical support form must be completed with your application for clinical imaging specific modules.

Students must be registered to practice as a health practitioner in accordance with the professional requirement of their country and be employed as a healthcare professional in the subject area to be studied

A degree or diploma in diagnostic radiography or any other relevant professional qualification. Normally this would be a 2:1 or 2:2 all cases are reviewed case by case.

All applications are assessed individually. Some flexibility may be exercised to the admissions criteria for students wishing to study individual modules for CPPD. Some variation in terms of professional background and education may be accepted and will be considered individually by the programme director. Regardless of these conditions, applicants must be able to satisfy the programme director and admissions team of their suitability and ability to successfully complete the program of study applied for.

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of competence in English language. The minimum acceptable English language requirement is IELTS 7.0 or above with no less than 6.5 in each category (listening, reading, speaking, writing).

International applicants. All medical imaging-specific modules require the student to be in employment and be sponsored by their employer. Applicants are welcome from overseas but this criteria must be satisfied before starting the programme. 

The post-graduate imaging programme would also be open to applications from other students who have successfully completed relevant modules from another external institution via the traditional APCL/APEL route in line with the current academic regulations. Accreditation of prior certificated learning (APCL) and accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL) refer to the process by which previous formal certificated learning and informal non-certificated learning can be awarded credit towards modules within the sphere of Higher Education. Credit for prior learning, whether certificated or experiential, may count towards the requirements for the named award. A student seeking credit (whether certificated or experiential) will normally be required to apply for such credit on receipt of an offer of a place on a programme. Requests for APCL from students already on programmes will be considered provided that the student submits the request in the session before she/he would normally begin the module/stage for which she/he is seeking credit and in the case of requests for APEL at least six months prior to the beginning of the session before she/he would normally begin the module(s)/stage against which she/he is seeking credit.

For further information please refer to the Academic Regulations: Student regulations, policies and procedures - University of Plymouth.

The University of Plymouth strives to be an open and accessible organisation; one that upholds the values of equality and diversity and actively stands against all forms of discrimination. For more information on the University’s Equality Scheme please see: Equality, diversity and inclusion - University of Plymouth.

The Faculty of Health welcomes applications from people with disabilities who will be considered on the same academic grounds as other potential students. Considerations about individual needs arising from disability will be made separately, and we will strive to meet an individual disabled student's needs wherever possible and in consultation with Disability Services. For more information on the University’s Equality Scheme please see: Equality, diversity and inclusion - University of Plymouth

Fees, costs and funding

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Part time (Home) £3,150 £3,300
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How to apply

When to apply

Most of our taught programmes begin in September and January. Applications can usually be made throughout the year, and are considered until programmes are full. Applicants are advised to apply as early as possible as places are limited.

Before you apply

Familiarise yourself with the information required to complete your application form. You will usually be required to supply:
  • evidence of qualifications (degree certificates or transcripts), with translations if not in English, to show that you meet, or expect to meet the entry requirements
  • evidence of English language proficiency, if English is not your first language
  • a personal statement of approximately 250-400 words about the reasons for your interest in the course and outlining the nature of previous and current related experience. You can write this into the online application form, or include it as a separate document
  • your curriculum vitae or résumé, including details of relevant professional/voluntary experience, professional registration/s and visa status for overseas workers
  • proof of sponsorship, if applicable.
If you require further information take a look at our application guidance.

Disability services

If you have a disability and would like further information about the support provided by University of Plymouth, please visit our Disability Services website.

International students

Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via our how to apply webpage or email

Submitting an application

Once you are happy that you have all of the information required you can apply using our online postgraduate application form (the red 'Apply now' icon on this page).

What happens after I apply?

You will normally receive a decision on your application within four weeks of us receiving your application. You may be asked to provide additional information; two academic/professional references, confirming your suitability for the course; or to take part in an interview (which in the case of overseas students may be by telephone or video conference) and you will be sent a decision by letter or email.

We aim to make the application procedure as simple and efficient as possible. Our Admissions and Course Enquiries team is on hand to offer help and can put you in touch with the appropriate faculty if you wish to discuss any programme in detail.

If you would like any further information please contact the Admissions and Course Enquiries team:

Telephone: +44 (0)1752 586951

Admissions policy

More information and advice for applicants can be referenced by downloading our Student Admissions Policy Prospective students are advised to read the policy before making an application to the University.