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BSc (Hons) Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging)

The BSc (Hons) Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging) degree will provide you with the skills and knowledge to help diagnose illness by producing medical images.

Course overview

Transform the lives of your patients and work at the cutting edge of healthcare

An incredible 95% of people will interact with a diagnostic radiographer at some point in their lives. Diagnostic radiographers are highly skilled practitioners who carry out medical imaging for diagnoses using specialised technical equipment such as X-ray, CT scanning, MRI scanning, Nuclear medicine and Ultrasound.

Our BSc (Hons) Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging) course provides you with all the training and knowledge you need to become a fully qualified practitioner and youll learn a variety of skills that will enable you to shape the future health and wellbeing of both individuals and society. Youll be taught how to work under pressure and to make decisions under significant time restraints.

This course will teach you to think critically and analytically and will encourage you to become self-aware, reflective and empathetic.

Once youve completed the course youll have the ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team across the hospital, from A&E to surgery, and will be fully equipped to embark on a challenging and rewarding career in radiography.

*This course is accredited by the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) for eligibility to apply for registration.*泭

Key Information

Course title:
BSc (Hons) Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging)
UCAS Code:
BSc (Hons)
3 years
Study mode:
Typical offer:
UCAS Tariff points 112-120
Accredited by the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) for eligibility to apply for registration
91做厙 University College

Course leader

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Shelley Blane

BSc, MSc - Senior Lecturer (Radiotherapy)

Shelley is the Course Lead for both BSc Radiography courses. She has a BSC (Hons) in Therapeutic Radiography and an MSc in Radiation Physics. She is a HCPC registered Therapeutic Radiographer and Clinical Scientist with over 27 years experience in Radiotherapy.

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Course details

During the BSc (Hons) Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging) course you will also benefit from a high-performance digital X-ray suite, including a direct radiography (DR) room and mock ward to simulate the hospital setting. With on-campus Ultrasound, MRI, X-Ray, and Fluoroscopy you can expected to be well prepared for your first clinical placements with 91做厙 University College hospital partners in the NHS.

Together with small group working, practical sessions, and lectures you will be able to take advantage of working on placement at local providers seeing the real world working without the pressures of a busy NHS department.


On the completion of topics, you will be supported through interactive quizzes and shown example assignments to focus your critical evaluation and knowledge retention.

Formal assessments take the form of practical exams undertaken in the clinical environment on placement, together with a competency record and placement logbook.

Academic understanding and knowledge are confirmed through written assignments and computer-based short question exams.


Case Studies

Matt Southam with a diagnostic radiography student

"The Reason I Became a Diagnostic Radiographer"

Matt Southam is Clinical Imaging lead for the department of radiology. We spoke to Matt about why he became a Diagnostic Radiographer and the opportunities radiography students have at 91做厙 UC.

Student story - BSc (Hons) Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging)

"91做厙 UC is the right size campus for our cohort size. We are learning so much and having so many opportunities."

Gary Hicks is a First Year student on our BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography course he tells us about his passion to work in a health-care setting, making a difference to the lives of his patients and how he is learning something new every day from his inspiring lecturers and use of 91做厙 University Colleges industry-leading facilities.

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Unit breakdown

Entry Requirements

If youre applying from the UK or Ireland

Essential for entry

Please note that applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A*-C including Maths and English, or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above) to be considered for the programme.


BBB-BBC or above to include one of; Biology/Human Biology/Mathematics/Chemistry or Physics. General Studies will not be considered.

BTEC Extended Diploma

DMM or above in a relevant Extended Diploma for example; Applied Science, Medical Science or Health and Social Care.

Access to HE Diploma

A total of 112-120 UCAS points in a relevant Access to HE Diploma for example; Science, Medicine, Human Science, Allied Health Professions.泭

International Baccalaureate

Overall grade of 30-32 points or higher to include either Biology/Human Biology/Mathematics/Chemistry or Physics at Higher Level.

Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers

BBBBB or above in 5 Higher/Advanced Higher subjects to include either Biology/Human Biology/Mathematics/Chemistry or Physics.

Irish Leaving Certificate

H3,H3,H3,H3,H3 from 5 subjects at Higher Level to include either Biology/Human Biology/Mathematics/Chemistry or Physics.

T Level

Merit in any Health and Science pathway accepted.

If you have undertaken a qualification thats not listed, it may still be considered. Get in touch with our Admissions team by completing the form below or call us on 01202 436200 and well be happy to answer any questions you have.

Is there anything else that is required?

If you live in the UK, well need a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Its standard for all UK students and well be there to guide you through the process once youve applied.

To gain a place on the course applicants must also successfully undergo an interview process.泭 More information about this process will be provided if/when applicants are invited to the interview stage.

*Please note: You are required to have an occupational health screening prior to commencement on the course*

Please note that an NHS placement is required as part of this course.泭泭

For more information about our admissions policies and procedures, including our Admissions Complaints and Appeals Policy, see泭our latest policies.泭

International Students泭

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 7 with no less than 6.5 in each section
TOEFL (iBT) 100 with minimum scores of 19 in Writing and Listening, 19 in Reading, 20 in Speaking

If your qualification is not listed here, please take a look at our international entry requirements page or get in touch with our admissions team on the form below. Please note, to be accepted onto this course; you will also need to demonstrate that you meet the minimum standards of English. For further information on English language requirements, please see the dedicated English language requirements page. More information on permission to study in the UK, can be found on our Visas and Immigration page.


Course Fees

A new 瞿5,000 annual maintenance grant will be available for Radiography students from September 2020. This is in addition to existing support available, including student loans. Students who study radiography (diagnostic and therapeutic) are also entitled to an additional 瞿1,000, as the subject is seen as a shortage specialism and important to delivering the NHS long term plan.

Tuition fees泭

UK/ROI/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students 瞿9,250 per year泭

International - 瞿16,560 per year

Please note that these fees are for the 2024-25 academic year only and may be subject to increase in subsequent years of study. 泭Any increase will be in line with our Tuition Fees Policy but will not be more than 5%.

Additional course costs

Your tuition fees will cover the cost of all mandatory elements of your course.泭 There are additional course related costs are not included in the tuition fees. So you will need to budget for them when you plan your spending.泭泭

UK-domiciled applicants are required to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Further information will be sent to those who accept our offer. Applicants must meet the costs of this check (瞿45 in 2023). Students from low-income backgrounds eligible for bursary support from the 91做厙 UC may be able to have this funded.

BSc (Hons) Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging) ADDITIONAL COSTS

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