Diagnostic Radiography at City, University of London - UCAS

Course summary

The BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography at City is a route into a rewarding lifelong career as a Diagnostic Radiographer and provides students with the knowledge and skills to diagnose disease and trauma by producing and interpreting images. Upon graduation, students will be professionally recognised by the College of Radiographers and will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to practise in the UK. City is ranked 1st in London for Medical Technology, including Radiography for three consecutive years (Complete University Guide 2019, 2020 and 2021). It is ranked 1st in London for student satisfaction in Medical Technology, including Radiography (NSS 2021 and 2022), and 2nd in London for Radiography (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021). The course provides the physical, technological, biological and social knowledge required to work within a healthcare team and the professional skills and accreditation to practice as a radiographer. Students learn through classroom teaching, simulated practice in our Clinical Skills Centre, and clinical placements. City has one of the best equipped radiography clinical skills suites in the UK, offering a unique environment which mirrors many of the facilities encountered whilst undertaking practice placements in the clinical environment. The course is taught by academics who are experts within the field and many of whom are active clinicians and researchers. Our curriculum concentrates on evidence based teaching and is directly influenced by the research happening within the department which is informing radiography policy and practice. We have long standing and close links with radiology departments in hospitals, the radiography profession, and industry; all of this offers a challenging yet supportive environment in which to study. Career prospects for City's Radiography graduates are excellent. Many of our students go on to work in leading hospitals in London and throughout the UK and there is also a possibility to practice internationally.


Half of the course is spent studying at City and the other half on clinical placement. Year 1: The compulsory modules in the first year introduce the principles and practice of diagnostic imaging. Year one is spent primarily in the University. Core modules include:

  • Common module I
  • Common module II
  • Radiographic anatomy, physiology and pathology I
  • Radiographic anatomy, physiology and pathology II
  • Scientific principles of medical imaging I
  • Digital imaging
  • Principles of imaging in practice I
  • Principles of imaging in practice II.
Year 2: In the second year, students move on to more specialised subjects and begin to apply the knowledge and experience gained in year one. Core modules include:
  • Radiography research and statistics
  • Scientific principles of medical imaging II
  • Professional practice in medical imaging
  • Advanced principles of imaging in practice
Year 3: During the final year, students become more critical and evaluative in their work. Core modules include:
  • Scientific Principles of Medical Imaging 3
  • Image Interpretation
  • Preparation for Radiographic Practice
  • Management and Advancement of Radiographic Practice
  • Research Exercise 1
- Research Exercise 2

Assessment method

Students are assessed using a variety of methods, depending on module choices:

  • Written exams
  • Essays
  • Worksheets
  • Objective structured clinical/practical examination (OSCE/OSPE)
  • Written assignments
  • Oral and poster presentations
  • Research exercise
- Self-reflective statements.

Professional bodies

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

  • Radiographers, College of
  • Health and Care Professions Council

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


English language requirements

If your first language is not English, we will require evidence of English language proficiency.



Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £20700 Year 1
International £20700 Year 1

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Diagnostic Radiography at City, University of London - UCAS