Neuroimaging for Research, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Module)
    Tuition (Module)
  • English (take IELTS)
University rank #27 Online
Neuroimaging research techniques are now in demand from more areas of research that require expert understanding of brain function. These include neuroscience, psychology, pharmacology, informatics, physics, computer science, neuroradiology and linguistics.


Neuroimaging research techniques are now in demand from more areas of research that require expert understanding of brain function. These include neuroscience, psychology, pharmacology, informatics, physics, computer science, neuroradiology and linguistics.

This flexible, part-time, online programme allows you to improve your neuroimaging expertise and gain a highly regarded masters qualification, while remaining at work in your field and in your own location.


The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1583, is the sixth-oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland'sancient universities. It was the fourth university to be established in Scotland and the sixth in the United Kingdom, and is regarded as one of the most prestigious universities in the world. The university is deeply embedded in the fabric of the city, with many of the buildings in the historic Old Town belonging to the university.

The University of Edinburgh is ranked 17th in the world by the 2013 QS rankings. It is ranked 11th in the world in arts and humanities by the 2012–13 Times Higher Education Ranking. It is ranked the 15th most employable university in the world by the 2013 Global Employability University Ranking.It is a member of both the Russell Group, and the League of European Research Universities, a consortium of 21 research universities in Europe. It has the third largest endowment of any university in the United Kingdom, after the universities of Cambridge and Oxford.

Programme Structure

Neuroimaging research techniques are now increasingly in demand. More and more areas of research require expert understanding of brain imaging.

These areas include : Neurosciences, neurology, neurosurgery, stroke medicine, psychiatry, psychology, pharmacology, informatics, physics, computer science, linguistics and neuroradiology itself.

Our flexible part-time, online distance-learning programme aims to provide students from a broad range of backgrounds with:

  • the knowledge and skills necessary to understand research which uses neuroimaging techniques

  • the tools necessary to design and set up studies which use neuroimaging, and to analyse the relevant data

  • an overview of how the diverse scope of imaging related research and clinical applications inter-relate

The University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s leading research universities, and we were the first to offer part time, flexible on-line distance learning in Neuroimaging for Research in 2007.

Edinburgh Imaging has substantial imaging research strengths, from clinical to laboratory cellular methods, with the University of Edinburgh hosting the largest group of academic neuro-radiologists in the UK.

As a student of this online programme, you will have access to online materials created and produced by a world-class team of academic neuroradiologists, medical physicists, image analysts and neuroscientists.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2.1 undergraduate degree, or its international equivalent, in neuroscience, physiology, pharmacology, informatics, psychology, physics or a related subject. Students and professionals with a radiography qualification or a medical degree are also welcome to apply.

Supporting documentation must be uploaded together with your application. You should have all this documentation ready before you start the process. If you do not upload these documents, this will delay the application process.

All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

Tuition Fee Per Module

  • GBP 770 International
  • GBP 770 EU/EEA
  • 10 credit course : £770
  • 20 credit course: £1,535
  • 60 credit course: £4,600


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