Are you a student with a clear interest in health care technology, a ‘beta' or 'STEM' mindset, a curiosity towards the natural sciences and medical imaging, and ambition in research? Do you have a background in natural or physical sciences, e.g. physics, mathematics, computer science or more applied technical sciences like biomedical engineering? This Master’s programme might just be a perfect fit.

Exact science and cutting-edge technology in health care

The field of medical imaging is evolving rapidly, since diagnosis and treatment are increasingly supported by imaging procedures. The Medical Imaging Master’s programme combines elements from physics, mathematics, computer science, biomedical engineering, biology and clinical medicine. Master’s students will attain a high level of knowledge and skills in various areas of medical imaging, such as image acquisition physics, quantitative image analysis including artificial intelligence/deep learning, computer-aided diagnosis, and image-guided interventions.

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Embedded in an excellent research setting, in a large academic hospital
Renowned medical imaging institutes
University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht University and Eindhoven University of Technology

A challenging programme

The programme is offered in close collaboration between the imaging division of the UMC Utrecht and Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Two leading organizations at the forefront of health care and technology. This collaboration tops a solid technological basis with strong links to research performed in a clinical setting.

The master's located inside a highly specialized hospital, and through the close cooperation with clinicians we can investigate how technology could provide added value to their workflow.

Why you should study Medical Imaging at Utrecht University

  • A strongly technology-oriented Master’s programme in a clinical setting, allowing you to work with an impressive range of imaging platforms.
  • You will have the opportunity to carry out research projects at renowned international research groups and with selected industrial partners, and gain valuable experience which helps your career in the world of research and technology development.
  • The whole field of medical imaging, ranging from image acquisition physics to advanced image processing and analysis topics, is covered.
  • You will benefit from the excellent international reputation and strong position of the Image Sciences Institute (ISI) and the Center for Image Sciences (CIS) at UMC Utrecht.
  • Freedom to design your own programme, by choosing the track, research project and electives that best fit your interests. You also select one out of 9 thematic profiles which are designed to equip you with skills for your future career in a direction that appeals you most.

Students follow their Master’s programme at UMC Utrecht, one of the largest academic medical centers in the Netherlands. Imaging is a major research focus of UMC Utrecht; selected students get educated by some of the best researchers in this field. Students get ample opportunities for excellent internships both at UMC Utrecht and with our international partners. They also have access to the large research infrastructure and research network of UMC Utrecht.

Medical Imaging is hosted by the Center for Image Sciences (CIS) of the UMC Utrecht and is directly linked to the PhD programme Medical Imaging: ImagO of the Graduate School of Life Sciences. Topics for research projects will be related to ongoing research of the CIS groups. During your project you will be supervised by PhD students, post-docs, and faculty members from our enthusiastic and international staff. Their research groups are renowned for their work in the field of medical imaging within a multidisciplinary setting. They publish widely in the most prestigious international journals.

Graduate School of Life Sciences

Life Sciences is one of the four strategic themes of Utrecht University and is organised in the Graduate School of Life Sciences (GSLS). The GSLS brings together the research expertise and facilities of the faculties of Science, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, in cooperation with UMC Utrecht. Research at the GSLS is highly interdisciplinary, because scientific breakthroughs take place where physics, medicine, computer science, chemistry and biology interact.

Introducing Life Sciences 

Every year all new Master’s students of the Graduate School of Life Sciences start the academic year with a mandatory introduction week. Introducing Life Sciences (ILS) is part of the course Life Sciences Academy and covers aspects of academic education, including science integrity, career development and valorisation & industry.

World class university

Choosing Utrecht University means choosing one of the best universities in the country. Several renowned international rankings place Utrecht University among the 100 best universities in the world. Moreover, in a survey among Dutch professors it was proclaimed the best university in the Netherlands. The teaching environment at Utrecht University is international: half of the Utrecht Master's programmes are taught in English. The existing and former academic staff of Utrecht University include twelve Nobel Prize laureates.

City of Utrecht 

The University is situated in Utrecht, a lively student city located in the heart of the Netherlands. It is considered the ‘gateway to Europe’. An inspiring city which nurtures talent and creativity.

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Key facts

Biomedical Sciences
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Study duration: 
2 years
Tuition fees: 
Dutch and other EU/EEA students (statutory fee, full-time) 2024-2025: € 2,530

Non-EU/EEA students (institutional fee) 2024-2025: € 23,765

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School of Life Sciences
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