University of Derby

Degree level: Undergraduate

Diagnostic Radiography

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Course summary

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With its outstanding reputation for teaching quality, student satisfaction and employment success, this course is your route to a worthwhile career in diagnostic radiography. It equips you with all the professional skills, practical experience and technical knowhow you need. Our BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography is ranked first for graduate prospects in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 and earned a 100% satisfaction rating in the 2017 National Student Survey. It is approved by the College of Radiographers and the Health and Care Professions Council so you can register as a diagnostic radiographer on graduation. Approximately half of your time is spent on clinical placement in different settings to give you insights into the varying workloads, practices and roles you will encounter in radiography. Our leading-edge facilities include a purpose-built diagnostic imaging suite with the latest x-ray, radiography, ultrasound and bone densitometry systems. A state-of-the-art immersive suite also offers a simulated environment to practise your skills in a realistic setting.

Course details

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2020.

If you already have a 2020 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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 D39
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 128 points Your offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma etc including at least a grade B in either Biology, Physics or Chemistry A Level (or equivalent qualification). We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications. A good application, performance and experience will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria/offer conditions.
A level ABB At least a grade B in either Biology, Physics or Chemistry A Level (or equivalent qualification).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM Please note: we do not accept BTEC Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care
Access to HE Diploma D: 18 credits M: 27 credits P: 0 credits Access to Science preferred. Pass Access to Higher Education Diploma (60 credits) inc. 45 graded credits at level 3. At least 24 credits must be a pure science (Biology preferred, Chemistry and Physics accepted)
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Maths, English and double Science Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification

Please note that admissions for the course is conducted on a gathered field basis and this course has an application deadline of 15th January. To find out more about the definition and process of a gathered field please see our Gathered Field Policy

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above

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

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Diagnostic Radiography at University of Derby - UCAS