BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging

Available to non EU students

About the course

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Diagnostic radiography is a challenging yet satisfying career, using 'cutting edge' technology in the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of disease and injury. Our BSc(Hons) Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging course gives you the skills, knowledge and understanding you need to become a confident and highly-skilled, state registered practitioner.

Our successful diagnostic radiography and imaging degree has run since 1992 and prides itself on adapting to the changes and advances which have been seen in radiography practice since this time, thus ensuring that our graduates are ready for employment in a modern and dynamic National Health Service (NHS) environment.

The BSc(Hons) Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging course will give you the skills that you need in order to be able to:

  • produce high quality images (such as x-rays, ultrasound, radioactivity and magnetic resonance) that provide vital information about what is happening inside the body
  • evaluate the diagnostic and technical quality of images
  • recognise normal and abnormal anatomical appearances
  • administer appropriate caring skills to every individual
  • give intravenous injections and carry out some contrast examinations that have traditionally been performed by medical practitioners

You will also develop your communication skills as diagnostic radiographers get involved in a wide range of procedures providing essential services not only within the imaging department but also in operating theatres, wards and the emergency department.

The communications skills will also be needed when dealing with each patient where the ability to adapt your technical skills to individual circumstances is key to providing the best patient care.

Why choose this course?

  • Our BSc Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging course gives you the skills, knowledge and understanding you need to become a confident and highly-skilled, state registered practitioner
  • We are the country’s largest provider of radiography education
  • We offer you clinical placements throughout your studies so that you can combine the theoretical principles of radiography with clinical practice
  • 100% of our Diagnostic Radiography graduates went on to employment or further study within 6 months according to the latest national Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.

Professional Accreditations

Eligibility to apply for membership of the Society and College of Radiographers and eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Diagnostic Radiographer.

Careers

When you graduate from our diagnostic radiography course you can work in a wide range of settings at hospitals such as:

  • the imaging department
  • the wards
  • accident and emergency
  • operating theatres

You will experience the pleasure of knowing that your work has contributed to diagnosing disease and saving lives.

Other career opportunities as a diagnostic radiographer are:

  • advanced or consultant practitioner in the health service 
  • “out of hours” working which provides increased individual responsibility and enhanced earnings
  • postgraduate study and research opportunities
  • teaching
  • management or technical application opportunities

It is important to note that radiography may involve working with ill and vulnerable patients, and that an interest in patient care is as vitally important as performing well in the technical aspects of the role. 

100% of our Diagnostic Radiography graduates went on to employment or further study within 6 months according to the latest national Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.

Teaching methods

Alongside elements of standard lectures, seminars, tutorials and laboratories, you also learn through case studies, individual and group projects and other student centred activities. In your final year you will normally have the opportunity to practice your independent study skills by completing a Major project or dissertation.

With the BSc(Hons) Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging course you will develop your capacity for independent study and interpersonal skills. There is an emphasis on structured research, well-prepared written and verbal presentations and computer literacy.

You will experience a wide variety of teaching styles on the course including:

  • standard lectures
  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • laboratories
  • case studies
  • individual and group projects

In your final year you will normally have the opportunity to hone your independent study and interpersonal skills by undertaking a major project or dissertation.

Work Placement

As a student on the BSc Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging course you will spend approximately 40% of your course time in clinical placements. These will help you develop the necessary skills in radiographic clinical practice, patient care and communication, team working, image processing and evaluation that will differentiate you in the job market when you graduate from the course.

We have strong links with a wide range of clinical sites, situated in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, London, East Midlands and South Central regions where you will be assigned to do the clinical placements depending on availability.

The clinical placements are managed and supported by a dedicated team of university lecturers, practice educators and clinical coordinators who work together to ensure that each student’s clinical practice experience is of the highest quality.

Structure

Level 4

Core Modules

  • Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology for Imaging 1 - 30 Credits
  • Principles & Applications of Imaging Science 1 - 30 Credits
  • Radiographic Practice & Image Evaluation 1 - 30 Credits
  • Preparation for Professional Practice 1 - 15 Credits
  • An Introduction to Interprofessional Education - 15 Credits

Optional

Level 5

Core Modules

  • Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology for Imaging 2 - 30 Credits
  • Radiographic Practice & Image Evaluation 2 - 30 Credits
  • Preparation for Professional Practice 2 - 15 Credits
  • Radiographic Research Methods - 15 Credits
  • Principles and Applications of Imaging Science 2 - 30 Credits

Optional

Level 6

Core Modules

  • Enhancing Health & Social Care through Inter-professional Education - 15 Credits
  • Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology for Imaging 3 - 15 Credits
  • Principles & Applications of Imaging Science 3 - 15 Credits
  • Radiographic Practice & Image Interpretation 3 - 30 Credits
  • Preparation for Professional Practice 3 - 15 Credits
  • Preparation for Research in Radiography - 30 Credits

Optional

Fees & funding

The government has yet to announce the upper limit of Tuition Fees for applicants wishing to study an undergraduate course in 2018/19. As soon as this information becomes available, our website will be updated and we will contact everyone who has applied to the University to advise them of their Tuition Fee.

Fees 2017

UK/EU Students

Full time: £9,250 for the 2017 academic year

International Students

Full time: £16,500 for the 2017 academic year

Fees 2018

UK/EU Students

Full time: £9,250 for the 2018 academic year

International Students

Full time: £15,050 for the 2018 academic year

NHS Funding for UK/EU Students

Students studying on nursing, midwifery or allied health professional courses funded by Health Education England, who start from September 2017 will have access to the same student loans support package and support for living costs as other students. The new arrangements also apply to students planning to take these courses as a second qualification.

The NHS will no longer grant bursaries. There will be, however, additional funding by the NHS Business Services Authority for some nursing, midwifery and allied health professional students because of the compulsory clinical placement required by these courses. This funding will cover students with child dependants and severe hardship. It will also cover travel and accommodation expenses incurred over and above the daily travel costs to university and for those who need dual accommodation.

For more information about the changes visit the gov.uk website and the Funding Clinic.

Discounts are available for International students if payment is made in full at registration

*Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.

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Other financial support

Find out more about other financial support available to UK and EU students

Living costs / accommodation

The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.

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Entry requirements...

2018 entry

120 - 136 UCAS Points

We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (if applicable) together with your application as a whole including work experience and personal statement and may make an offer at any point within the stated tariff range. We also welcome applicants who are predicted grades in excess of our published tariff.

  • All Applicants must have a minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C / grade 5 or above which must include Maths, English and Science, taken at one sitting.
  • 120 UCAS points from GCE A2/AS levels to include 96 points from A2 subjects and should include grade C or above from a Science subject or Mathematics.
  • BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science with DDM profile or BTEC Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care with DDM profile plus Grade C or above in a GCE A level Science or Maths subject.
  • Irish Leaving certificate - 120 points calculated from 5 higher level subjects to include B2 or above from science
  • A science based foundation degree in which all modules are passed with an average mark of 60% over all.
  • Access to HE in Science or Health Studies (or similar) to include 45 credits at level 3 of which 24 credits are Distinction including 9 credits from a Science subject and 21 credits are Merit For those applicants who do not have GCSE english grade C or equivalent we require 6 credits in English and for those that do not have GCSE Maths Grade C or equivalent we require 6 credits in numerical subjects.
  • Extended Degree in Science UH progression route - Average mark of 60% or greater. Must also have completed including a minimum of 60% in Mammalian Physiology and 55% in Maths for Science. Students may also find it useful to take Physics.
  • International Baccalaureate - 120 points from 1 HL subject at grade 5 or above and 1 HL subject at grade 4 or above to include a life science or maths subject.
  • For a science based degree minimum of 2:2 classification achieved

For all applicants where English is not their first language IELTS at level 7 (with no less than 6.5 achieved in any one band) are required.

If you do not have the required IELTS or equivalent for direct entry on to your degree programme, our Pre-sessional English and International Foundation courses can help you to achieve this level.

For country specific qualifications, please visit our Your Country page.

All offers will be subject to the applicants demonstration of the NHS constitution’s “Values and Behaviours”, satisfactory interviews, occupational health screening and the Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) checks. In addition students will need to provide evidence of a clinical visit and/or work placement. You can view the full NHS Constitution for England on the Government website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-nhs-constitution-for-england

How to apply

2018

Start DateEnd DateLink
28/09/201817/07/2019Apply online (Full Time)
28/09/201817/07/2019Apply online (Full Time)
28/09/201805/06/2019Apply online (Full Time)

2019

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28/09/201917/07/2020Apply online (Full Time)
28/09/201917/07/2020Apply online (Full Time)
28/09/201905/06/2020Apply online (Full Time)