MSc/Postgraduate Diploma (Multidisciplinary Radiology)

College of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Sciences

Course overview

The MSc/PDip in Multidisciplinary Radiology is a blended course. It is taught using traditional class based educational activities and contempory distance learning technologies.

The course is multidisciplinary in nature with a fully integrated Clinical and Radiological multidisciplinary approach to patient care both among faculty and learners.

It is designed for health professionals who rely on imaging for decision making, or those for whom a radiology qualification may offer new career progression routes.

It allows exit at PDip, PgCert and even offers limited access to stand-alone modules as CPD credits.


The modules are flexible and can be undertaken even if you don't live in Ireland. However, you will be required to travel to campus three to six times over 2 years to attend class based components. We have designed the class based modules in one week blocks to make travelling arrangements easier.

To complete the course to MSc level, one core module and five optional modules out of eight must be passed then followed by a Dissertation.


Overall 90 ECTS required for Masters, 60 for PG Diploma.

  • Core Module: basic Radiology sciences including Radiological Anatomy, Physics, strengths and limitations of different modalitis. (One week taught component with 6 weeks self directed learning activities before and after the module), normally late in October.
  • Five Optional clinical modules as listed below (2-6)..each 10 ECTs equivalent (Codes TBA) (One week taught component with 6 weeks self directed learning activities before and after the module).
  • Optional generic modules with blended learning, primarily online. Listed below 7-10, each is 10 ECTs equivalent.
  • 30 ECTs equivalent Dissertation to complete Master degree.

Key facts

Entry requirements


  • To qualify for entry onto the course a minimum level of qualification and experience is required at:
    MB, Bch, BAO or equivalent.

  • Alternatively, a relevant BSc. H2.1 with evidence of relevant experience or certain future role.

Duration: 1 year, full-time (MSc)
2 years, part-time (MSc)
1 year, full-time (PDip)
2 years, part-time (PDip)

Next start date: September 2015

ECTS weighting: 90 (MSc) | 60 (PDip)

Average intake: 18-24

Closing date: Please refer to review/closing dates website.

NFQ level: 9

Mode of study: Taught

Course outline

Module title   

Form of assessment ECTS value

Basic Radiological sciences (core Module)

Assessment presentation & written assignment   10 ECTS 
Chest & Cardiovascular imaging (Optional Module) Assessment presentation & written assignment 10 ECTS 
Genitourinary & Breast Imaging (Optional Module) Assessment presentation & written assignment 10 ECTS 
Gastrointestinal & hepatobiliary imaging (Optional Module) Assessment presentation & written assignment 10 ECTS 
Muscloskelital imaging (Optional Module) Assessment presentation & written assignment 10 ECTS
Central Nervous system & Head & Neck imaging (Optional Module) Assessment presentation & written assignment 10 ECTS
Clinical Teaching (MMS112) (Optional Module) Assessment presentation & written assignment 10 ECTS
Research Methods (Optional Module) Assessment presentation & written assignment 10 ECTS
Medical informatics (MD503) (Optional Module) Assessment presentation & written assignment 10 ECTS
Research Methods (Optional Module) Assessment presentation & written assignment 10 ECTS
Dissertation   30 ECTS equilvalent

Applications and selections

Applications are made online via The Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Relevant PAC application code(s) above.

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. 

Find out more

Professor Peter McCarthy, (Professor of Radiology)
peter.mccarthy@nuigalway.ie

Dr. Zuhair Ali, (Radiology Lecturer)
zuhair.ali@nuigalway.ie

Ms Mary Drury, (Secretary)
E mary.drury@nuigalway.ie

T +353 91 544 653 Tuesday & Friday Mornings
F +353 91 750 516

PAC code

GYM09, MSc, full-time
GYM10, MSc, part-time
GYM45, PDip, full-time
GYM46, PDip, part-time

Fees for this course

GYM09 [1MRY1], MSc, full-time: EU Fee €6,750 p.a.
GYM10 [1MRY2], MSc, part-time: EU Fee €3,485 p.a.
GYM45 [1MRY3], PDip, full-time: EU Fee €4,500 p.a.
GYM46 [1MRY4], PDip, part-time: EU Fee €2,250 p.a.