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In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

This course will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the degree may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely. 

About this course

The Master of Medical Imaging Science provides a flexible and technologically sophisticated online program that enables medical imaging professionals to become leaders in a specialised field.

Why study this course?

The rapid evolution of medical imaging technology calls for expert practitioners to implement optimised imaging techniques and improve patient outcomes.

The University of Sydney program provides practitioners with an opportunity for advancement in their chosen field, extending previous knowledge and professional experience in a specific area of interest.

Tailored to meet the needs of busy professionals, flexible online delivery allows you to study at your own pace from anywhere in the world through state-of-the-art distance education.

Students will learn from leading expert and can choose from a range of specialisations including:

  • computed tomography
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • hybrid imaging 
  • breast imaging
  • research.

Who should study this course?

This degree is ideal for graduates of diagnostic radiography programs or medical imaging professionals who wish to specialise or gain advanced knowledge and skills.

Subject areas
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Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

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The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your admission criteria

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic requirements check the ‘Admission requirements’ section on this page.

Your fee

How to apply

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Application dates

Applications open - 15 March of the preceding year

Applications close - 31 January of the commencing year

Offers released: Offers are made throughout the year based on academic merit and subject to availability in the program

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March)

This course is not available to international student visa holders, however international students can complete the course through a combination of online and distance modules from their home country.

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Application dates

Applications open - 15 March of the preceding year

Applications close - 31 January of the commencing year

We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate scholarship deadlines may apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March)

What you'll study

Throughout this three year part-time degree, you will cover 72 credit points of study, including core units which develop an understanding of current concepts in medical imaging, medical image optimisation, and medical image perception.

You will also pursue elective units across the medical imaging sciences or specialise in either one or two areas such as:

  • computed tomography
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • hybrid imaging
  • breast imaging
  • research.

Explore the Medicine and Health Postgraduate Handbook to learn more about what you will study as part of this degree:

Units of Study

Admission criteria

Admission to candidature for the Master of Medical Imaging Science requires: 

  • A master's degree in medical radiation sciences;
  • OR a pass bachelor’s degree in medical radiation sciences with a credit average;
  • OR an honours bachelor’s degree in medical radiation sciences from the University of Sydney;
  • OR completion of the requirements of the embedded graduate diploma or graduate certificate in this discipline;
  • OR qualifications deemed by the faculty to be equivalent to one of the above.

The academic criteria that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Handbooks Online and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents.

Credit for previous study

For more information about the University’s credit policy, please see the Credit for Previous Studies page.

Course opportunities

Study medical imaging sciences at different levels to suit your professional and personal needs. The programs are embedded, allowing you to step from one course to the next at your own pace.

Course options:

Future study options

The Master of Medical Imaging Science with a research specialisation provides an entry pathway to a research higher degree, e.g. Master of Philosophy (Medicine and Health) or Doctor of Philosophy,(Medicine and Health) for students with a distinction average grade and the completion of appropriate research electives and investigative project. 

Career Pathways

Your qualification will equip you with advanced knowledge and skills in medical imaging sciences, helping you to develop and further your career in the field.


Jennah Haddock
Radiographer, Gosford Hospital

“Studying the Master in Medical Imaging Science has changed my entire clinical practice and has opened up many professional opportunities for me. Medical imaging science is such a rapidly changing field, and it is so fundamentally important to stay up to date and advance our skills and qualifications so that we can ask appropriate questions, optimise clinical practice and improve overall patient care.

With a choice of six different areas of specialisation, I have been able to customise the degree to suit my individual professional needs. Through this I am building on my current knowledge, and gaining a much deeper, specialised understanding of CT. I’m being challenged to ask questions within my field and empowered to promote change in my clinical environment.

Through the flexible online study options available to me, I have been able to continue full-time work at Gosford Hospital, and learn at a pace that fits in with my busy schedule.”

Study Medical Imaging Science in our brand new state-of-the-art health building

Susan Wakil Health Building

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The new Susan Wakil Health Building is a purpose-built facility for medicine and health disciplines.

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