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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    University of Leeds

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary


Our Diagnostic Imaging course is designed to match both the professional development needs of diagnostic imaging practitioners and the changing needs of patients in the modern healthcare system. It will develop you into a highly competent practitioner who can make a real contribution to healthcare services.

This multi-disciplinary course will appeal to a range of healthcare professional including:

  • radiographers
  • mammographers
  • sonographers
  • midwives
  • medical doctors
  • nurses

Make an impact

The course offers specialist clinical skills development underpinned by in-depth theoretical education in breast imaging and/or medical ultrasound. You’ll develop into a highly competent practitioner who can make a real contribution to healthcare services.

We have a highly successful record of educating breast imaging and medical ultrasound students at postgraduate level. You will benefit from being part of the School of Medicine with its world-leading research and expertise.

Study for the Postgraduate Diploma normally takes one year full time (specific module combinations only) or two years part time.


The course is also accredited by the Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE).

Learning and teaching

Teaching is delivered through lectures, practical sessions, tutorials and seminars. You’ll learn through group work and discussion, individual exercises and practice.

You’ll be able to use University facilities for independent study, such as computing facilities and the Health Sciences library, with its extensive collection of online journals.

On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.


Modules are assessed by a variety of methods including essays, case reports, technical reports and unseen examinations.

The assessment of your competence to practice takes place via an observed clinical session or by portfolio, depending on the module. Formative assessment will provide support and feedback on your progress and confirm readiness for summative assessment.

Your results for every module contribute to your final degree classification.

Career opportunities

Graduates will use the postgraduate qualification to enable them to be employed as a sonographer or breast imager in the UK or abroad.

Students having completed the PGDip may wish to undertake further academic study in order to achieve an MSc.

The dedicated careers team at Leeds is always available to offer detailed advice on your career opportunities and development and you will be assigned a personal tutor during your time studying with who will be able to provide specialist guidance to help you into your chosen career.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Leeds

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  • Campus address

    University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, England

A global community, the university’s staff and students come from over 170 countries. There will be chances to meet and work with people from across the world.
The university is continually investing in its campus, from new laboratories and lecture theatres to one of the most impressive libraries in the UK.
With a history of welcoming international students for over 100 years, students can be sure of experienced help throughout their time at Leeds.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    6th out of 30 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 181
    152 73%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%



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