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MSc Advanced Medical Imaging (Radiology and Ultrasound Pathways)

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University of Salford, Salford, M6 6PU, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

This Masters level course is for qualified professionals who want a flexible approach to their learning needs. Its aim is to develop health care practitioners to meet the challenge of advanced, consultant and specialist practitioner status in the field of Medical Imaging within a rapidly evolving Health Service.

Incorporating a wide range of modules, you will be able to follow either a radiology or ultrasound pathway to gain a qualification that can be:

  • Tailor-made to your specific needs
  • Benefit those in your care
  • Enhance your career prospects

Delivered by a team of dynamic and supportive staff who have a proven track record in radiology and ultrasound education, this course will appeal to a broad range of professionals including:

Radiology Pathway

  • Radiologists
  • Radiographers
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Other medical and healthcare staff

Ultrasound Pathway

  • Radiographers
  • Midwives
  • Obstetricians
  • Physiotherapists
  • Nurses
  • Urologists
  • Accident and Emergency Consultants

Choosing the right Medical Imaging pathway

For each pathway, you will be able to study a range of modules from different groups and your choice will be negotiated with the programme leader who will ensure that an appropriate and complementary combination of modules is selected.

Within each pathway, we offer a choice of both clinical and professional development modules and you will be encouraged to deepen your knowledge base within a specialised area of Medical Imaging that is relevant to your practice.

International Students

Salford University is a great place to come if you are an international student. Our staff will offer the support you need to succeed and we are close to the centre of the vibrant city of Manchester. We offer the option of studying a non-clinical route within the Radiology Pathway.

Clinical modules

For those modules with a clinical element, you will be allocated an appropriately qualified clinical mentor within your employing trust. This person will have received appropriate training for their role and will be supported by the course team. Clinical mentors can come from a wide range of backgrounds, for example, consultant radiologists, medical physicists, or radiographers with a depth of expertise in the chosen area of clinical practice.

Medical Imaging pathways

The two pathways to choose from are:

This course provides the opportunity to complete a PgCert, Pg Dip or the full Masters qualification as follows:

  • PgCert – 12 months to 2 years (60 credits)
  • PgDip – 18 months to 3 years (120 credits)
  • MSc – 2 to 5 years (180 credits)

The support you need to succeed

You will be allocated a personal tutor who will be based at the University and who will provide support by helping you with a personal development plan. They will also act as a clinical co-ordinator for the organisation of work based learning and practise.

We have a strong tradition of working closely with healthcare organisations and this ensures this course will meet your needs. Not only will you have input from our academic staff, you will also have access to clinical experts who are in current practice.

Many of our staff are active in research and the Faculty is home to a vibrant and friendly Research Institute that explores a wide range of health and social care issues.

Virtual Learning

You will also get additional support through Blackboard, our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It can be accessed by registered users from anywhere in the world by using the Internet and provides a range of possibilities, including:

  • The delivery of course materials, such as handbooks, lecture handouts, slides and web links which can be accessed easily by students both on and off campus
  • The use of discussion boards that allows discussion between staff, students and others
  • Online exchanges between staff, students and others who can be logged into a virtual classroom
  • Taking online assessments with automatic marking and feedback facilities


Not only do we have the staff that can help you make a difference, we have also invested heavily in brand new facilities such as the Mary Seacole Building with its state-of-the-art lecture theatres and seminar rooms. The Radiography Directorate also has 3 ultrasound machines and is installing a 16 slice CT scanner and ceiling mounted digital x-ray facilities.

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