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Find out more and join us at our Postgraduate Open Evening on 6th March 2019. Book your place now.

We are proud to have been awarded an IoPPN Excellence Award in 2017 and 2018 for student satisfaction in the Postgraduate Taught Education Survey (PTES).

Neuroimaging is a competitive and evolving field, with few options for specialist training. At King’s you’ll learn the scientific and methodological aspects of neuroimaging, developing practical skills you’ll use in your career. 

Our latest research informs our teaching. And you’ll hear from clinical and academic experts from a range of organisations throughout the course.

The course information sheet is a printable version of the information on this web page, which you can download here.

Key benefits 

  • Study in our state-of-the-art Centre for Neuroimaging Sciences with access to five MRI scanners, EEG labs, and links to other organisations using PET, MEG, CT, Ultrasound and Stem Cell Imaging machines 
  • Learn from expert physicists, psychiatrists, neurologists, and psychologists 
  • Develop the practical skills of day-to-day neuroimaging techniques and their applications 
  • Awarded the IoPPN Excellence Award in 2018 for student satisfaction.


All of our lecturers are active researchers, and many are clinical staff. They specialise in a range of brain imaging and analysis techniques.  

In lectures, you’ll hear from King’s experts and guest speakers covering specialist topics. Other classes are more practical, working in labs or small workshop groups. 

You’ll also have the chance to visit other centres that provide PET, MEG and NIRS among other imaging techniques.


Whether you’re coming straight from your undergraduate degree or you’ve been working in a clinical role for years, our Neuroimaging MSc is a comprehensive introduction to this exciting area of medical science. We’ll teach you the vital theory behind the subject, while the practical course components cover all aspects of day-to-day neuroimaging techniques.  

You’ll learn the ins and outs of our MRI scanners at the Centre for Neuroimaging Sciences. And we’ll go on site visits to other facilities where you can explore different tools and techniques. To complement the practical sessions, you’ll have lectures on theory, and weekly computer labs to analyse real data. 

We explore a huge range of neuroimaging applications. Topics include psychology and neurology and as well as newer work on the fringes of the field. A lot of our work is in partnership with industry, so you’ll always be up to date with the latest thinking and discoveries.    

“We don’t just teach the techniques, we cover all the applications of neuroimaging. Because of the patient population we have access to, our students can do their projects in a lot of different clinical areas. Or students coming from engineering or computer science can focus more on software or hardware.” - Dr Vincent Giampietro, Course Leader

Course format and assessment


You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials.

Principles of Neuroimaging

Lectures (25 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (10 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (20 hours) | Self-study time (245 hours) 

Neuroimaging Acquisition and Analysis

Lectures (25 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (10 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (20 hours) | Self-study time (245 hours) 

Applications of Neuroimaging

Lectures (25 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (10 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (20 hours) | Self-study time (245 hours) 

Practical Neuroimaging

Lectures (20 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (20 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (50 hours) | Self-study time (210 hours) 

Neuroimaging Research Project

Lectures (0 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (0 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (0 hours) | Self-study time (600 hours) 


You will be assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations.

Examination (40%) | Coursework (40%) | Practical (20%) 

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

Extra information

Regulating body

King’s College is regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England

Other related courses

Neuroscience MSc 

Career prospects

We put a strong focus on your career throughout the course. We run regular workshops and bring in speakers working in a range of areas from data analytics to pharmaceuticals. 

Many of our graduates go on to study a PhD after finishing the course. Others use the MSc as a way to enhance their existing career, in radiography for example.

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