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Imaging Sciences iBSc

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The Imaging Sciences Intercalated BSc is a stand-alone study course designed to give you an in-depth understanding of the science and technology behind modern medical imaging techniques, and an introduction to their clinical application.

Find out more information, including details on how to apply on our Intercalated BSc pages.

  • The course aims to provide you with knowledge of the scope and complexities of modern medical imaging

  • You will explore current trends and cutting- edge research working alongside international experts at a leading research institution

  • Taught by internationally renowned scientists and researchers

  • Graduates have been published as a result of their BSc project, and some have gone on to present their research at conferences

Key information

UCAS code N/A

Duration One year

Study mode Full-time

Course type Single honours

Further details

Awarding institution King’s College London

Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine

Department School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences



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Medical Imaging is one of the most important diagnostic tools of modern medicine, offering an opportunity to see internal structures, organ function and even cell and molecular processes related to disease. The School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences at King’s College London is at the forefront of research, development, education and training in all aspects of medical imaging. The School has an international reputation and with Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s Health Trust, provides access to a wide selection of modern imaging and measurement systems for teaching and research.

The Imaging Sciences iBSc degree is a one-year study course that comprises modules totalling 120 credits. As part of your study pathway, you will undertake a supervised individual experimental project on one of the main aspects of medical imaging.

Most of our students have obtained a form of publication as a result of their project work. We offer supporting bursaries for students to attend conferences where they present posters or give podium presentations. Previous published research projects have included:

  • Assessing the stability of functional network measures in the developing brain

  • Quantification of myocardial perfusion with MRI in response to cold and exercise stress in patients with coronary artery disease

  • Relationship between 18F-PET Regional Bone Formation Parameter vs. CT derived Bone Mineral Density

  • Assessment of the effect of iterative reconstruction on quantification of perfusion CT parameters in primary colorectal cancer

  • Assessing neurite morphology in the developing preterm brain using diffusion magnetic resonance imaging

  • Improving early imaging biomarkers for neonatal hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy

  • Do novel quantitative parameters from 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose PET scanning predict treatment response and prognosis in oesophageal cancer?

  • The relationship between bone, adiposity and vascular calcification: a cross-sectional study of healthy postmenopausal women

  • Electrophysiological modelling of pacemaker cells in the pulmonary veins

  • Quantitative assessment of intra-testicular vascular pattern on high frequency colour doppler ultrasound examination

  • Does brain volume and structure at term predict early neurodevelopmental performance in infants who were born preterm?

  • Assessment of the effect of iterative reconstruction on the quantification of texture heterogeneity parameters reflecting derived from contrast enhanced CT images of primary colorectal cancer



The following table gives an indication of the contact and self-study time allocation you might expect from a typical academic year:




Seminars & tutorials


Practicals/ Lab work


Private study


Imaging with Ionising Radiation





Imaging with Non-ionising Radiation





Computer Imaging Science & Advanced Technology in Medicine





Project in Imaging Sciences





Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.  You will study 120 credits during the academic year, which equates to 1,200 theoretical hours of learning.


Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include written examinations with short answer questions, written examinations with MCQs, essays, practical write-ups and oral presentations. Coursework contributes approximately 40% and examinations approximately 60% to your final mark.

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Regulating body

King’s College London is regulated by the Office for Students.


This course is primarily taught at the King’s College London St Thomas’ Campus. Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

See our full list of intercalated courses here.




Year 1

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

Required Modules

You are required to take: 

  • Imaging with Ionising Radiation (30 credits)

  • Imaging with Non-Ionising Radiation (30 credits)

  • Computer Imaging Science & Advanced Technology in Medicine (30 credits)

  • Research Project (30 credits)

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant courses of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest that you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Optional Modules
There are no optional modules for this course

Entry requirements


Required subjects

This BSc accepts Medical, Dental and Veterinary

Further information and other requirements

Please see the Intercalated BSc Entry Requirements page.

Selection procedure

Application deadline

King's students:  27th January 2020 
Non-King's students: 2nd March 2020  

Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2020-2021 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees EU:

Students starting their programme in 2020/21 (September 2020) who are eligible to pay EU fees will pay the same rate of tuition fees as UK students. This will apply for the duration of their programme, but may be subject to change by the UK Government for subsequent cohorts from 2021/22.

The UK tuition fee for the 2020-2021 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2020-2021 academic year is £26,700 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Additional costs/expenses

In addition to your tuition fees, you can also expect to pay for: 

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 

  • Library fees and fines 

  • Personal photocopies 

  • Printing course handouts 

  • Society membership fees 

  • Stationery 

  • Graduation costs

  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 

  • Alternative venue examination fees

Please see the Intercalated BSc Fees & Funding page.

Financial help and support

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.


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