MSc in Medical Image Computing

There are further details about this MSc, the syllabus, the application procedure and medical image computing in general available from:

We also have a brochure that you can download here.

Course content

The taught part of the course is delivered in the first two terms and consists of 8 modules, each with 15 credits. Students also undertake a research project in the third term and during the summer, this carries 60 credits (one third of the total). These modules are described below, note we reserve the right to vary the syllabus.


Medical Image Computing

Term 1

MPHYGB30 Ionising Radiation Physics: Interactions & Dosimetry
MPHYGB17 Clinical Practice
MPHYGB24 Programming Foundations for Medical Imaging Analysis
COMPGV12 Image Processing

Term 2
MPHYGB11 Medical Imaging (Ionising)
MPHYGB10 Medical Imaging (Non-ionising)
MPHYGB06 Information Processing for Medical Imaging
MPHYGB07 Image-directed Therapy and Analysis (optional)
COMPGV17 Computational Modelling for Biomedical Imaging (optional)

Terms 1, 2, 3 and Summer
MPHYGB97 Research Project


The taught modules are assessed by either examination or coursework, or a combination of both.
The research project is assessed by oral and poster presentations and a written report.

Industrial Projects

Industrial companies are encouraged to contact us if they are interested in providing research projects. There are tax incentives to encourage research in UK SMEs and offering a project may qualify under this scheme (see the Research and Development Tax Credits web site). 

Course Organiser

Dr Dean Barratt