The field of medical imaging is evolving rapidly since diagnosis and treatment are increasingly supported by imaging procedures. The Medical Imaging Master’s programme combines elements from physics, mathematics, computer science, biomedical engineering, biology, and clinical medicine. Master’s students will attain a high level of knowledge and skills in various areas of medical imaging, such as image acquisition physics, quantitative image analysis, computer-aided diagnosis, and image-guided interventions.
A Challenging Programme Composed by Two Renowned Institutions
The programme is offered in close collaboration between the imaging division of the UMC Utrecht and Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Two leading organisations at the forefront of health care and technology. This collaboration tops a solid technological basis with strong links to research performed in a clinical setting.
Are you a student with a clear interest in health care technology, a ‘beta mindset, curiosity towards the natural sciences and medical imaging, and ambition in research? Do you have a background in natural or physical sciences, e.g. physics, mathematics, computer science or more applied technical sciences like biomedical engineering? This Master’s programme might just be a perfect fit.
Why you Should Study Medical Imaging at Utrecht University
It’s a strongly technology-oriented Master’s programme in a clinical setting. It allows you to work with an impressive range of imaging platforms.
You will have the opportunity to carry out research projects at renowned international research groups and with selected industrial partners and gain valuable experience which helps your career in the world of research and technology development.
The whole field of medical imaging, ranging from image acquisition physics to advanced image processing and analysis topics, is covered.
You will benefit from the excellent international reputation and strong position of the Image Sciences Institute (ISI) and the Center for Image Sciences (CIS) at UMC Utrecht.
Medical Imaging prepares for a career in research, either at our own PhD programme Medical Imaging or at other institutes in the Netherlands or abroad. Alternatively, students leaving after obtaining their MSc degree will profit from a solid education in imaging physics and image analysis for a career in the industry.
Depending on your personal interests and skills, you can shape your career yourself. If you already know which would be your ideal career, you can discuss with the Programme Coordinator how best to prepare for your specific career path.
If you choose to pursue an academic career, a logical step will be to start a PhD project after you obtain your Master’s degree. Your research projects during Medical Imaging will prepare you for PhD positions in the field of imaging physics and image analysis. After obtaining a PhD degree, you can choose to continue in academia or to continue your career in the clinic or industry. Continuing in academia consists of doing post-doc work and becoming an assistant, associate or full professor.
There are no graduates of Medical Imaging yet because the programme started in 2017. Below examples of realistic career opportunities are given:
PhD student in the PhD programme Medical Imaging in Utrecht. Of course, it is also possible to continue your career anywhere in the world.
Junior scientist in the medical devices industry or biomedical imaging industry
R&D professional in the medical industry
Consultant in industry or for governmental organisations
Depending on the career perspectives that appeal to you most, you can decide to replace your Minor Research Project with one of our professional profiles:
Applied Data Science profile
Complex systems profiles
Application date: 1-October-2020
Deadlines: 1-April-2021 (non-EU)/ 1-June-2021 (EU/EEA)
Start date: 1-September-2021
Tuition fee (2021-2022)
Full-time EU/EEA, Surinam or Swiss students: € 2168
International students: €20,715
Notes for British applicants:
Utrecht University is not yet sure which implications Brexit will have on the tuition fees and visa requirements for British Citizens. Any updates and information you can find on this website