Course Features

  • Students can tailor the course content to meet their own professional needs or interests.
  • Educates and trains students using innovative and multidisciplinary approaches, combining research and advanced practice in medical imaging.

Course Overview

This programme allows students to acquire knowledge and advanced practical skills in relevant fields of medical imaging. Graduates will be equipped with analytical, research and critical reflection skills, in order to drive improvements in medical imaging healthcare services or in industry.

Key Course Codes

Code Description Duration
X677 MSc Medical Imaging (Full Time) - Sept Intake 12 - 16 months
X674 MSc Medical Imaging (Part Time) - Sept Intake 24 months
X675 MSc Medical Imaging (Part Time) - Jan Intake 24 months

This joint Masters is targeted towards:

  • Practicing radiographers
  • Radiation therapists
  • Professionals working in the field of medical imaging

The programme provides an alternative to the modality specific Masters programmes and allows students to tailor a programme to their specific needs and interests.

Course Description

As part of this course, students will undertake a combination of modules including:

  • Research Methods & Statistics
  • Research Dissertation

Students may also tailor the course to their own individual needs or interests by selecting elective modules from UCD and partner institutions.  This flexible approach facilitates travel to partner universities in the European Union.  It also caters to students who wish to remain in Ireland for the duration of the course through the provision of distance learning options.

This programme aims to educate and train graduates in an innovative multidisciplinary approach, combining research and advanced practice in medical imaging.

Students may select from over 20 modules offered in UCD and across the partner institutions. This provides students with the unique opportunity to tailor their own programme and to travel and study at a number of European Universities. A number of these modules will involve distance learning, thus facilitating those students who wish to undertake modules at a partner University without necessitating travel.

Entry criteria

  • Applicants should possess a BSc radiography, radiation therapy or equivalent.
  • Applicants not in possession of the above may also be considered for admission, provided that they are in possession of academic or professional qualifications and experience that together are deemed to be comparable to the level of a Bachelor Degree.
  • All applicants will be required to demonstrate that their standard of English language is satisfactory.
  • Applicants may seek transfer credit for previously accredited learning. This may allow exemption for some parts of the programme.
  • International applicants should contact the academic programme director for a full list of entry requirements.
  • A list of FAQs for international applicants is available here.
  • Information on studying at UCD as international students is available here
  • An overall score of 7.0 in IELTS (with no element below 6.5) is required. All test results must be less than 2 years old. This is a compulsory requirement and it is equivalent to the CORU registration requirements.

All applications should be submitted via the central UCD applications portal, accessible at

All applicants are required to complete the pre-course requirement form:

MSc Medical Imaging Pre-course Form 2024

Applicants interested in applying for the full-time MSc in Medical Imaging September intake (X677), please complete the Proposal Form below and upload it to your application portal:

MSc Medical Imaging Proposal

  • Application deadline for September intake: 5th August 2024
  • Application deadline for January intake: 6th December 2024

Please ensure that all necessary forms are downloaded, filled out by typing, and uploaded through the application portal.

Academic Programme Director

Programme Administrator

Mr Jaka Potocnik
School of Medicine
UCD Belfield
Dublin 4


Diagnostic Imaging Programme Office
School of Medicine
Health Sciences Centre
UCD Belfield
Dublin 4

T: +353 1 716 6545
F: +353 1 716 6547

 For information on course fees please visit:

      EU applicants fees

      Non EU applicants fees

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Applicants (regardless of their sponsorship status) are required to pay a non-refundable deposit in order to accept programme offers.

Key Information:

  • Major Code X677 ; X674 ; X675
  • Duration FT: 12-16 months PT: 24 months
  • Schedule Full-Time & Part-Time
  • Next Intake September or January Annually

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