University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Diagnostic Imaging

The Diagnostic Imaging programme has been created by merging the established Breast Imaging and Medical Ultrasound programmes to increase opportunities for inter-professional learning and to allow us to introduce radiography into our postgraduate teaching and learning portfolio; it is aimed at local, national and international students, who wish to develop their academic and clinical skills, in-depth knowledge and understanding, research and professional practice in diagnostic imaging; we have a highly successful history of teaching breast imaging and medical ultrasound at postgraduate level in a multidisciplinary setting; this programme is multidisciplinary and will appeal to a range of healthcare professionals including those practising as breast imagers, medical doctors, nurses, clinical scientists and radiographers; on completion of this programme the student has clinical and scientific knowledge related to Diagnostic Imaging and an understanding of the evidence and research base of the discipline; they have specialist clinical expertise underpinned by in-depth theoretical knowledge and practical experience; on completion of the programme, the student will be able to demonstrate in-depth, specialist knowledge and mastery of techniques relevant to the discipline and/or to demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of concepts, information and techniques at the forefront of diagnostic imaging; have acquired the complex skills necessary to perform diagnostic imaging examinations competently; critically and creatively evaluate current issues, research and advanced scholarship in diagnostic imaging.

Entry requirements

Students must have the following: normally a BHSc/BSc (at least 2.1) Honours health related degree from a recognised higher education institution in an appropriate subject e.g. BSc (Honours) in radiography, nursing, midwifery, clinical physiology or medicine; consideration is also given to candidates who present with appropriate professional qualifications and experience e.g. Diploma of the College of Radiographers (DCR(R)) with 2 years (wte) clinical experience within last 5 years; have secured a suitable clinical placement (where appropriate); and employment with, or secondment to, a diagnostic imaging department or with access to diagnostic imaging facilities, approved by the University of Leeds; employer's agreement to undertake the course and provide adequate time and facilities to meet the learning outcomes of the programme; satisfactory interview and references.

Course modules

Assessment methods


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 3 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 12 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Diagnostic Imaging
Telephone number: 
0113 343 7646