Course Overview

Radiology is a vast and ever growing field within medicine that is evolving at a pace that is almost difficult to comprehend. It plays a major role within multidisciplinary team care provision with many specialists now dependant on radiological imaging for clinical decision making. Clinicians must evolve with this in terms of our own understanding, clinical skills and engagement with research and development. The MSc/PDip in Multidisciplinary Radiology is designed to meet this need.  

With this in mind this course is designed for clinicians who:

  • rely on imaging for decision making within their speciality
  • for whom a radiology qualification may offer new career progression routes
  • wish to further their individual radiological knowledge, skills and research capabilities

The programme is multidisciplinary in nature, with a fully integrated Clinical and Radiological approach to patient care both among faculty and learners. It is a blended course taught using traditional class-based educational activities and contemporary distance learning technologies.

Applications and Selections

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System

Who Teaches this Course

  • NUI Galway staff in basic and relevant clinical sciences including Radiologists and other clinicians in relevant disicplines to clinical modules.
  • Academic staff from other disicplines providing generic modules.
  • Guest lecturers and researchers from other universities , clinical and research institutions providing access to research/clinical facilities throughout the country.

Requirements and Assessment

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Applicants must hold a primary degree in Medicine with a minimum of 2nd Class Honours degree, Grade 1 (NCQ level 8 or international equivalent). Competence in English language equivalent to IELTS 6.5 is required. Interviews may apply.

Additional Requirements


Full-time 1 year
Part-time 2 years

Next start date

September 2019

A Level Grades ()

Average intake


Closing Date

 Please view the offer rounds website.

NFQ level


Mode of study


ECTS weighting

90 (MSc) | 60 (PDip)



Course code

1MRY1, MSc, full-time
1MRY2, MSc, part-time
1MRY3, PDip, full-time
1MRY4, PDip, part-time

Course Outline

We have designed our modules with distance learning in mind. The traditional class based educational activities are run in one week blocks for each module. This means that a student will only be required to travel to campus for five weeks over the course of the academic year, or this will be spread over the 2 years if doing the course part-time. Utilising contemporary distance learning online technologies students can complete the remaining components of the module in their own time through self-directed learning while not present on campus.

 All students must complete 60 European Credit Transfer (ECT). This is made up from six 10 ECTS modules:

  • Research Methods for Evidence Based Practice
  • Five clinical modules:
  1. Introduction to Basic Radiological Sciences
  2. Chest, Cardiovascular and Breast Imaging
  3. Musculoskeletal Imaging
  4. Central Nervous System and Head and Neck Imaging
  5. Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Imaging

Students undertaking the programme to MSc degree level must also complete a research project and submission of their dissertation (30 ECTS).

Module details for GYM09, MSc, full-time
Module details for GYM10, MSc, part-time
Module details for GYM45, PDip, full-time
Module details for GYM46, PDip, part-time

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Students of this programme in previous years have used the course to increase their experience of the specialty of radiological imaging and many graduates have used this degree and diploma to support their applications to national radiology training schemes in Ireland and the UK, with a large percentage successful in this endeavour. The experience and knowledge gained through this course also lends itself to specialities with high dependence on radiological imaging.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes


Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€6,750 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Tuition

Fees: Student levy

Fees: Non EU

€14,750 p.a. 2018/19
MSc, full-time: EU Fee €6,750 p.a.
MSc, part-time: EU Fee €3,485 p.a.
PDip, full-time: EU Fee €4,500 p.a.
PDip, part-time: EU Fee €2,250 p.a.

Find out More

If you would like more information about our programme, or have any queries, please feel free to contact

Programme Director:
Prof. Peter McCarthy

Programme Co-ordinator:
Dr. Alanna Stanley


  • Postgraduate Taught Prospectus 2019

    Postgraduate Taught Prospectus 2019 PDF (12.6 MB)