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.

Choose from:

Undergraduate courses

Postgraduate course


CPD modules

We also have a range of CPD modules 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 CPD Modules


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
  • ultrasound
  • 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.