MSc Medical Imaging: Skeletal Image Reporting

Duration Part time 30 months
  • Healthcare and Medicine
LocationExeter (St Luke‘s)
Start date September


This programme develops the skills and expertise required to undertake skeletal image interpretation and the provision of associated definitive clinical reports. Modules within the programme will build on previous learning. Starting with appendicular skeleton reporting the programme then moves to consider axial skeleton reporting. Students will have opportunities to complete a research methodology module to equip them as comfortable research users and develop skills as researchers who add to the evidence base.

Staff running and teaching on the programme have extensive clinical reporting experience and expertise and provide stimulating and informative lectures.  Lectures are supported through blended learning delivered via our online platform and formative self-assessments to allow students to check their own progress. 

The programme is accredited by the Society and College of Radiographers.

Programme structure

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand

Modules and Delivery

The programme has a modular structure which when completed will ensure that graduates meet the standard requirements for reporting radiographers. The programme structure consists of two 15 credit and one 30 credit module for the PG Cert, with further 60 credits of modules for the PG Dip, and the addition of the 60 credit MSc research project for the full MSc.

Module titles are as follows:

  • Fundamentals and principles of clinical reporting and advanced practice
  • Musculoskeletal Pathology
  • Appendicular Skeletal reporting
  • Axial Skeletal reporting
  • Applied Research methods
  • Research/Dissertation

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

Learning and teaching


The assessments will use UEMS range of summative and formative assessments and will ensure that students meet the required standards through completion of the required number of practice reports, written assignments, OSE’s and viva’s. The research dissertation will be assessed through completion of a 15-20,000 word thesis.


All University of Exeter students have access to Career Zone, which gives access to a wealth of business contacts, support and training as well as the opportunity to meet potential employers at our regular Careers Fairs.


This programme delivered at our St Luke's Campus, where we have excellent facilities including a diagnostic x-ray room with digital imaging facilities and laboratories for computing and practical work.

Entry requirements

Normally a min 2:2 Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant  discipline. HCPC registration is required. Relevant clinical or professional experience may be taken into consideration as evidence of equivalency.

International students

International students are normally subject to visa regulations which prevent part-time study. It is recommended that international students apply for the level of the final award you intend to complete i.e. PGCert, PGDip or Masters, due to the associated cost and requirements for a Tier 4 student Visa.

Requirements for international students

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.


Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Other accepted tests

Information about other acceptable tests of linguistic ability can be found on our English language requirements page.

Pre-sessional English

Applicants with lower English language test scores may be able to take pre-sessional English at INTO University of Exeter prior to commencing their programme. See our English language requirements page for more information.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees per year 2019/20

For 2019/20, fees will be charged pro rata per 30-credit module for UK/EU students. Fees are subject to an annual increment each academic year.

  • UK/EU: £8,600 full-time; Pro-rata part-time (3 years); £1,450 per 30-credit module
  • International: £21,100 full-time; Pro-rata part-time (3 years); £3,500 per 30-credit module

Fee information

Fees can normally be paid by two termly instalments and may be paid online. You will also be required to pay a tuition fee deposit to secure your offer of a place, unless you qualify for exemption. For further information about paying fees see our Student Fees pages.

UK government postgraduate loan scheme

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,609 are now available for Masters degrees. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.

For 2016/17, fees will be charged pro rata for UK/EU students.

Funding and scholarships

There are various funding opportunities available including the Medical School's Global excellence scholarships.

For more information visit our Masters funding page.

Global Excellence Scholarship

We are delighted to offer Global Excellence Scholarships for students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate Taught programmes starting in autumn 2019.

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Phone: +44 (0)1392 725500

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