Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

The Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (PGDipHSc) in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is designed for Medical Radiation Technologists (MRTs) seeking to extend their understanding of MRI and contribute to the improvement of clinical health services by implementing their knowledge and expertise within Medical Imaging services.

For more information, please click here for a programme overview. If you are an international student, go to Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences in Medical Imaging 

MRTB Accredited

The PGDipHSc MRI programme is approved and accredited by the Medical Radiation Technologists Board (MRTB) 


To gain admission to the PGDipHSc (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) a student must have:

  • completed an undergraduate degree in Medical Imaging or an equivalent qualification
  • hold a current registration with the New Zealand Medical Radiation Technologists Board or as a Medical Radiation Technologist in their country of domicile; and
  • a clinical training position in their chosen specialisation from an approved clinical centre and a completed University of Auckland Clinical Training Position Agreement prior to admission to the programme.


Students are required to enrol in, and complete the following courses:

In addition, assessment of clinical competency will occur in the student’s workplace throughout the duration of the student’s enrolment within this programme. Failure to demonstrate a minimum level of competency at specific time points may result in the student being unable to proceed in the programme.

Duration and Points Value

Points value: 120
Time to complete: Within four years if enrolled part-time
Start semester: One or Two

The programme is designed to be completed part-time and primarily by distance learning.


Students who successfully complete the requirements for this programme, including a clinical competency assessment at an approved workplace, will be eligible for registration with the MRTB in the MRI Scope of Practice.

Students who complete with a B average will be able to progress to a Masters degree and contribute to the development of Medical Imaging services through research.

Important information

This programme has a total enrolment clause of 160 points. This is the maximum number of points you can enrol in (including failed or withdrawn courses) towards this programme.

New students, to ensure you enrol on time, please visit our step-by-step guide to applications, admission, and enrolment.

To apply for this programme click on the red APPLY NOW button.  

A number of courses will require a concession request to be submitted as per the following instructions:

Submitting a Concession Request

  1. Begin enrolling in the course (click here if this is your first time enrolling)
  2. Ignore validation error messages about the reason you need to apply for an enrolment concession.
  3. Continue enrolling online until the final stage (after you have accepted the terms and conditions). The enrolment error message will appear.
  4. Click the Concessions button under the error message. The ‘Apply for a concession page’ will appear.
  5. Select the course for which you want to apply for an enrolment concession.
  6. Click the Submit button. The ‘Concessions’ confirmation page will appear.
  7. You will receive an email once a decision has been made.



Detailed information on admission criteria, programme structure and content, and the schedule of courses can be found in the University's Calendar Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences or the following flowchart.

For more information please contact:

Medical Imaging Clinical Liaison Team

Department of Anatomy with Radiology
School of Medical Sciences
Email: MIClinical@auckland.ac.nz