MSc Medical Imaging Science / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2024

Academic entry qualification overview

This course is open to applicants with a biomedical science, physical science or engineering background. We require a minimum Upper Second honours degree or overseas equivalent from a recognised institution, or a relevant postgraduate qualification (minimum PGDip or equivalent).

Candidates from a physical science or engineering background with a Lower Second honours degree or equivalent may be accepted subject to interview.

Intercalating Year 3 or 4 medical students at The University of Manchester or other UK medical schools should normally have passed all course units at first attempt in the two years prior to intercalation.

All applicants should also have passed mathematics or physics at least to a standard equivalent to English GCE A-level at grade B. 

English language

International students must demonstrate English proficiency through a secure and approved testing system. We ask for English language proof from applicants from countries that are not majority English-speaking countries (a list of majority English-speaking countries, as defined by the UK Home Office, can be found here ).

Specifically, we require a minimum of:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in writing
  • TOEFL: 90 iBT (with at least 21 in writing and speaking)

Applicants who do not meet the minimum IELTS or TOEFL scores may wish to attend the fee-paying pre-sessional English language course at the University Centre of Academic English over the summer preceeding entry to the course. Please note that registration to the pre-sessional English course requires submission of an IELTS report and the registration deadlines for on-campus courses are typically May or June depending on the duration of the course. Please also note that no invitation for interview will be made without an IELTS report or if your overall IELTS score is below 5.5.

See further information about requirements for your country.

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Relevant work experience

Relevant postgraduate study, research or professional experience may be accepted as qualification for entry, subject to interview.