To disseminate neuroimaging knowledge, skills and understanding, in order to enable the effective and efficient use of neuroimaging in research.
Aims of our flexible, intermittent, part-time, online learning (OL) programme:
- to provide an understanding of research, which uses neuroimaging techniques
- to develop research planning & designing skills, incorporating neuroimaging
- to enable interpretation & analysis of relevant neuroimaging data
- to relate neuroimaging research to clinical applications
Access world-class teaching at the University of Edinburgh, while maintaining your local professional & personal commitments where you live, thereby keeping down costs by not being resident in Edinburgh.
Our online students not only have access to Edinburgh’s excellent resources but also become part of a supportive online community, bringing together students and tutors from around the world.
You may choose to study for a Certificate, Diploma or Masters level.
You may take up to 30 credits per semester, 60 credits per year.
Postgraduate Professional Development (PPD)
Aimed at working professionals who want to advance their knowledge through a postgraduate-level course(s), without the time or financial commitment of a full Masters, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate.
You may take a maximum of 50 credits worth of courses over two years through our PPD scheme. We offer online credit-bearing courses which run for 11 weeks at a time. These lead to a University of Edinburgh postgraduate award of academic credit. Alternatively, after one year of taking courses, you can choose to transfer your credits and continue on to study towards a higher award on a Masters, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate programme.
Although PPD courses have various start dates throughout a year you may only start a Masters, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate programme in the month of September. Any time spent studying PPD will be deducted from the amount of time you will have left to complete a Masters, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate programme.
Please note that individual elective courses will only run if there is a minimum of 3 students taking the course.
- Describe imaging theory, techniques, analysis, and applications.
- Discuss how imaging is used to investigate both normal and abnormal processes and functions (clinically and in research).
- Design methodologically sound and practical research that uses neuroimaging.
- Analyse results and use statistics relevant to and derived from neuroimaging.
- Integrate health and safety regulations, and legislation, into the planning and execution of research which uses neuroimaging.
- Envision the translation from basic neuroimaging research to the clinical arena.
- Critically appraise existing research that uses neuroimaging, demonstrating awareness of reproducibility, the reliability of techniques, and sources of bias, both in research and clinically.
- Be innovative in the discussion and presentation of work to peers.
- Formulate suitable grant and research proposals which incorporate neuroimaging.
- Initiate and execute research autonomously.
- Produce publishable research summaries.
- Demonstrate good practice in research communication and collaboration, including modern online methods.
- Engage with new developments building upon your neuroimaging knowledge.
This programme is an ideal programme to help you in your neuroimaging research-based career, giving you advanced and well-recognized expertise in the field.
A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Radiology, Radiography, Radiotherapy, Nursing, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Image Analysis, Image Processing, Computer Science, Informatics, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, Psychology, Stroke Medicine, Geriatrics / Medicine of the Elderly or Neurosciences.
We may also consider your application if you have a minimum of 3 years' work experience in a related scientific area, e.g. in a hospital or research laboratories. Please contact the programme team to check before you apply.
English language requirements
All applicants must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of their English language ability:
- an undergraduate or masters degree, that was taught and assessed in English in a majority English speaking country as defined by UK Visas and Immigration
- IELTS Academic: total 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each module)
- TOEFL-iBT: total 92 (at least 20 in each module)
- PTE(A): total 61 (at least 56 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections; the "Enabling Skills" sections are not considered)
- CAE and CPE: total 176 (at least 169 in each module)
- Trinity ISE: ISE II with distinctions in all four components
Degrees taught and assessed in English must be no more than three years old at the beginning of your degree programme. Language tests must be no more than two years old at the beginning of your degree programme.
Scholarships and funding
UK nationals, those with settled status, and some EU nationals not resident in the UK could be eligible for a postgraduate loan towards fees - and in some cases living costs.