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What will I learn?

If you’re a graduate but considering a career change, then the UC Master of Medical Imaging course offers an accelerated learning program that condenses a comprehensive three-year course into an internationally recognised Medical Imaging qualification in only 2.5 years.

Highly focused, engaging and interactive, the UC Master of Imaging course will help you become proficient in diagnostic radiography graduating six months earlier – thus gaining a highly competitive advantage over other similar courses elsewhere.

Successful completion of the course will allow you to apply for registration to practice as a Diagnostic Radiographer from the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (MRPBA) and you’ll be ready to forge ahead in your career as a competent and professional diagnostic radiographer.

The UC Master of Medical Imaging is an approved program of study by the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (MRPBA) allowing graduates to gain registration as a diagnostic radiographer for employment in both public hospitals and private radiology practices in any state or territory in Australia and around the world.

The course is highly career-focused and includes ongoing Work Integrated Learning (WIL), offering specialised opportunities across multiple fields of diagnostic radiography, such as general radiography, mammography, angiography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) and medical ultrasound.

Study a Master of Medical Imaging at UC and you will:

gain advanced knowledge of scientific principles and concepts of all medical imaging techniques
operate diagnostic radiographic instrumentation to optimise image quality and minimise radiation dose or other potential patient hazards
understand protocols and methods associated with diagnostic and interventional radiographic examination procedures
learn anatomy, physiology, pathology, radiation protection, biology, and dosimetry relevant to diagnostic radiography
become familiar with normal and abnormal imaging appearances within current diagnostic radiographic procedures
understand the role of a diagnostic radiographer within the wider healthcare team in Australia and internationally
work with patient information management systems.

Career opportunities

A UC Master of Medical Imaging qualification is a globally recognised and respected degree that will allow graduates to progress competently and confidently into a career in any of the following positions:

general radiographer
magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) radiographer
computed tomography (CT) radiographer
clinical educator
clinical researcher
research manager
vendor application specialist

To gain accreditation in this field*, further postgraduate study is necessary.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health



Study options

Full Time (2.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$41,000.00 (22,30,686) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

6 February 2023


University of Canberra

11 Kirinari Street,


Australian Capital Territory,

2617, CANBERRA, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree or equivalent as approved by the University. Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0; TOEFL iBT: Overall score of 79 with: R: 13; L: 12; S: 18; W: 21; Pearson Test of Academic English: 58 with no skill score below 50; Cambridge English Scale: 176 with no sub-score below 169; Occupational English Test: No grade lower than 'C' in any of the sub-tests

For international students

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
A) a completed bachelor degree in any discipline
B) a minimum of two degree level units of anatomy and physiology.

Assumed Knowledge

Assumed knowledge for entry is introductory psychology, introductory physics and introductory statistics at bachelor degree level.

To be eligible you must have an overall IELTS Academic score (or equivalent) of 7.0, with no band score below 7.0. TOEFL iBT: Overall score of 94 with: R: 24; L: 24 S: 23; W: 27; Pearson Test of Academic English: 65 with no skill score below 65; Cambridge English Scale: 185 with no sub-score below 185; Occupational English Test: No grade lowers than 'B' in any of the sub-tests.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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About University of Canberra

The University of Canberra has some of the highest graduate employment rates in Australia combined with above average starting salaries.

  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide
  • Ranked among top 10 best universities in Australia
  • Work-Integrated-Learning incorporated into every degree
  • Generous scholarships for international students