• For Entry: January | September
  • Duration: 12 months
  • School: Science & Engineering
  • Study Mode: Full Time

Education in the knowledge, skills and understanding of engineering design of advanced medical and biotechnology products and systems.

The MSc Medical Imaging programme is intended to provide a Masters-level postgraduate education in the knowledge, skills and understanding of engineering design of advanced medical and biotechnology products and systems. You will also acquire a working knowledge of the clinical environment to influence your design philosophy.

With biotechnology replacing many of the traditional engineering disciplines within the UK, this programme will allow you to develop the skills to apply your engineering or scientific knowledge to technologies that further the developments in this field. As a result, employment opportunities will be excellent for graduates, both in research and in industry.

We have an active research group, and you will be taught by leading researchers in the field.

The MSc in Medical Imaging at the University of Dundee will:

  • provide knowledge, skills and understanding of medical imaging technologies, particularly in modern biomedical, radiological and surgical imaging instrumentation, biomaterials, biomechanics and tissue engineering
  • enhance your analytical and critical abilities, competence in multi-disciplinary research & development
  • provide broad practical training in biology and biomolecular sciences sufficient for you to understand the biomedical nomenclature and to have an appreciation of the relevance and potential clinical impact of the research projects on offer
  • allow you to experience the unique environment of clinical and surgical aspects in medical imaging in order to provide an understanding of the engineering challenges for advanced practice
  • provide core training in electrical, microwave, magnetic, acoustic and optical techniques relevant to the life sciences interface and provide broad experience of analytical and imaging techniques relevant for biology, biomolecular and clinical sciences
  • provide core training in acoustic ultrasound technologies.

Who should study this course?

This course is suitable for students who are recent graduates with an honours degree in engineering, sciences, and medical related degrees. Typically minimum entry level is a 2.2 from a UK university, or overseas equivalent. Relevant industrial experience may be considered.

How you will be taught

The programme will involve a variety of teaching formats including lectures, tutorials, seminars, hands-on imaging classes, laboratory exercises, case studies, coursework, and an individual research project.

The teaching programme will include visits to and seminars at IMSaT and clinical departments at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School and Tayside University Hospitals Trust, including the Clinical Research Centre, the Departments of Medicine, Surgery, Dentistry and ENT, the Vascular Laboratory and Medical Physics.

A high degree of active student participation will be encouraged throughout. Taught sessions will be supported by individual reading and study. You will be guided to prepare your research project plan and to develop skills and competence in research including project management, critical thinking and problem-solving, project report and presentation.

How you will be assessed

The taught modules will be assessed by a combination of written examinations and coursework. The research project will be assessed by a written thesis and oral presentation.

What you will study

The course is divided into two parts:

Part I has 60 credits:

  • Biomechanics (20 Credits)
  • Biomaterials (20 Credits)
  • Bioinstrumentation (10 Credits)
  • Introduction to Medical Sciences (10 Credits)


Part II has one taught module and a research project module. It starts at the beginning of the University of Dundee's Semester 2, which is in mid-January:

  • Taught module: Advanced Biomedical Imaging Technologies (30 Credits).
  • Research project (30 Credits for diploma or 90 Credits for MSc)

This Master's programme provides you with the skills to continue into research in areas such as biomedical and biomaterials engineering as well as progression into relevant jobs within the Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics industries.

You should have, or expect to have, a BSc or BEng degree at 2:2 or above (or a suitable equivalent) in a relevant engineering, physical science or medical degree. Applicants with a product or industrial design qualification may also be considered depending on engineering content of their degree qualification.

 EU and International qualifications

English Language Requirement

IELTS Overall 6.0
Listening 5.5
Reading 5.5
Writing 6.0
Speaking 5.5

 Equivalent grades from other test providers


English Language Programmes

We offer Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programme(s) throughout the year. These are designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme.

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The fees you pay will depend on your fee status. Your fee status is determined by us using the information you provide on your application.

 Find out more about fee status

Fee statusFees for students starting 2017/18
Scottish and EU students £5,950 per year of study
Rest of UK students £5,950 per year of study
See our scholarships for UK/EU applicants
Overseas students (non-EU) £17,950 per year of study
See our scholarships for international applicants

You apply for this course via the UCAS Postgraduate (UKPASS) website which is free of charge. You can check the progress of your application online and you can also make multiple applications.

You'll need to upload relevant documents as part of your application. Please read the How to Apply page before you apply to find out about what you'll need.

  Degree Course Code
Apply NowMedical Imaging MScP042321

Course Contact

Dr Zhihong Huang
Science and Engineering
+44 (0)1382 385477