Diagnostic radiography courses
Our diagnostic radiography courses prepare you for a challenging but rewarding career within the health service, using advanced technology. They give you the training and necessary skills for a career as a diagnostic radiographer which is a critical profession in modern healthcare.
- Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging BSc(Hons)
UCAS code: B821
- Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Diagnostic Imaging MSc
- Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Image Interpretation MSc
- Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Diagnostic Ultrasound MSc
We also have a range of short courses for professionals who are interested in refreshing their knowledge and skills or just want to stay on top of new developments in radiography and radiotherapy.
More information about our radiography and radiotherapy short courses
What is diagnostic radiography?
Diagnostic radiographers carry out imaging examinations essential to the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of disease and injury. They evaluate the diagnostic and technical quality of images, as well as interpret normal and abnormal appearances.
Diagnostic radiography embraces a wide range of techniques like:
- conventional 'x-rays'
- computerised tomography (CT) scanning
- radioactive isotope imaging
- magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
What will I do when I graduate?
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:
- Clear career development pathway towards advance and consultant practice
- 24/7 shift working which provides increased individual responsibility and enhanced earnings
- postgraduate study and research opportunities
- working overseas
- mentoring and 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.