University of Brighton

Degree level: Undergraduate

Diagnostic Radiography

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Course summary

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This course prepares you to become a registered diagnostic radiographer. You’ll study for an honours degree and meet statutory requirements to gain a professionally recognised qualification. As a diagnostic radiographer you’ll play a key role in medical teams taking high-quality imaging to help diagnose and monitor illness or injuries to enable patients to receive the right treatment. You’ll develop the technical skills and knowledge to meet statutory requirements, and the caring skills needed for a successful career. Around 50% of your course will be spent gaining experience on placement. A career in diagnostic radiography is both challenging and rewarding. There is high demand for qualified practitioners across the healthcare sector, including in hospitals, community and private settings. The course team includes experienced radiographers. You’ll also benefit from visiting lecturers from collaborating healthcare organisations. The focus on interdisciplinary learning across all our health courses enriches your experience while also preparing you for the reality of professional practice. The recognition that patients come first in everything the NHS does, and the values of the NHS constitution – respect, dignity, compassion and working together for patients – are embedded in our curriculum.

Course details


Introduction to Diagnostic Radiography Radiation Physics Introduction to Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology Foundations of Professional Practice in Diagnostic Radiography Practice Learning Diagnostic Radiography 1 Applied Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology Professional Practice in Diagnostic Radiography Science and Technology in Diagnostic Radiography Evidence-Based Practice / Research Practice Learning Diagnostic Radiography 2 Leadership and Human Factors in Diagnostic Radiography Enhanced Professional Practice in Diagnostic Radiography Practice Learning Diagnostic Radiography 3 Dissertation

Assessment method

The course is delivered full-time over three years. Theoretical modules are delivered in blocks alongside clinical placements. Teaching at the university includes lectures, seminars, workshops, simulation and skills laboratory sessions. You’ll go on placement to healthcare settings throughout each academic year to gain hands-on learning and assessment opportunities with a range of diagnostic imaging modalities. The final dissertation provides you with a project on a topic of your choice.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Health and Care Professions Council
  • Radiographers, College of

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeB821
Institution code B72
Campus nameEastbourne
Campus codeE

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BBC To include a grade B in Biology, Human Biology, Physics or Chemistry.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Health and Social Care or Applied Science required.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits M: 0 credits P: 15 credits Pass with 60 credits overall. Must include level 3 units in Biological Science. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 30 credits at Distinction.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points Must include 3 subjects at Higher Level, one of which must be a science.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Minimum of five subjects including English language and maths at grade C/4 or above.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7IELTS 7.0 overall, with a minimum of 6.5 in all four elements. Or equivalent English Language qualification.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14604 Year 1

Additional fee information

The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2020–21. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and are subject to an annual increase of no more than 5% or RPI (whichever is the greater). The annual increase for UK/EU students, who are subject to regulated fees, will increase no more than the statutory maximum fee. The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full-time or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take. If your course includes a sandwich year option you will pay a reduced fee during this year; £1,290 for home students and £2,076 for international students. International students should confirm the tuition fee for the course you are applying for by using our course finder. You may have to pay additional costs during your studies. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. A summary of the costs that you may be expected to pay, and what is included in your fees, can be found on our website.

Sponsorship information

The government has announced that from September 2020 new and continuing students studying nursing, midwifery and some allied health subjects will receive a non-repayable grant of at least £5,000. Shortage specialisms such as radiography will receive an additional £1,000. Find out more on the NHS website.

Diagnostic Radiography at University of Brighton - UCAS