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Master of Medical Imaging Science

Learn about our postgraduate course in medical imaging science.

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Overview

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
  • radiographic image interpretation
  • 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

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 fee

How to apply

What you'll study

Throughout this one and a half year 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
  • radiographic image interpretation
  • 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.

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 Applied Science (Research) 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.

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Testimonial

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.”

Start your journey at the University of Sydney

Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee


The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increase


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Visa/MasterCard/American Express/JCB surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or JCB. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Postgraduate Students


The tuition fee for international postgraduate students is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protective clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through a government approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government. Further information is available from https://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/living-costs/health-insurance.html.

Visa/MasterCard/American Express/JCB surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or JCB. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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