Diagnostic Radiography BSc at Coventry University - UCAS

Course summary

We are sorry to confirm that we are no longer accepting applications for our September 2024 intake. However, we have a wide range of alternative health courses, which are still accepting applications for September 2024 entry. If you would like to be added to a waiting list should the position of the closed course change, please complete this form: https://gck.fm/dupeh If you’re interested in a career in health, then diagnostic radiography is one of the most innovative and varied areas you could choose. Accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) enabling you to register as a radiographer upon successful completion (additional requirements and costs may apply)

  • State-of-the-art teaching facilities including a new £2m diagnostic radiography suite.
  • All home students on this course will qualify for a minimum payment from the Government of £5,000 per year, with additional payments for students incurring childcare costs*
  • Strong partnerships with clinical placement providers are designed to enable you to practice in a diverse range of educational and professional learning environments such as acute, district and community services, and public, private and charitable organisations. Clinical experience placements embedded within the course meet the requirements of the Health and Care Profession Council (HCPC)*
  • You will have the opportunity to engage in a wide range of transformative learning opportunities and innovative modules designed to further enhance graduate employability in a dynamic health and social care environment. This includes a breadth of professional practice experience, service user involvement, inter-professional collaborative education and a range of international learning opportunities*.
Key benefits Using advanced technology, diagnostic radiographers take images inside patients’ bodies to help understand and diagnose illness and injury. As well as working directly with patients, they consult with a range of healthcare professionals to design treatment programmes, procedures and therapies. Diagnostic Radiographers use the latest technology including Conventional Radiography, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Radionuclide medicine (RNI) and Ultrasound (US) to examine the body and facilitate the effective and timely diagnosis of various medical conditions. We take a ‘learning through exploration’ approach enabling you to put the knowledge and skills you develop into practice using a variety of cutting-edge innovative simulated scenarios.
  • Our courses are intended to develop you into a radiographer who has a good understanding of all aspects of radiography and patient care who can respond to a rapidly evolving health delivery service.
  • Delivering effective and compassionate patient care is at the centre of the course.
  • As a diagnostic radiographer you will work directly with patients and produce, process and assess images of body structures - for example, skeletal and soft tissue injuries or abnormalities which are used to support and guide direct interventional treatments, procedures and therapies.
  • Practice placements*, which are sourced for you by the university, are an integral part of the course and aim to enable you to develop clinical skills and work as part of a multidisciplinary team. In addition, you will have the opportunity to learn about performing various aspects of diagnostic radiography practices alongside other healthcare students in the university’s purpose-built Simulation Centre, using the latest equipment that would normally be found in clinical settings*.
  • See the course page on the Coventry University website for full details and placement requirements. *


Year one You will be introduced to the foundation elements of diagnostic radiography through a range of theoretical and professional practice modules. The professional practice component is designed to help enable you to develop the clinical skills required to conduct a range of diagnostic imaging tests and provide excellent person-centred care. Modules The Human Body – Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology - 20 credits Imaging Science, Equipment and Technology - 20 credits Foundation of Evidence-Informed Practice - 20 credits Health and Wellbeing in the Community - 20 credits Introduction to Radiography Professional Practice - 20 credits Image Evaluation - 10 credits Radiography Professional Practice Experience - 10 credits Year Two In year two, you will explore the importance of evidence-informed practice in diagnostic radiography and build on your understanding of the radiographer’s role in various imaging areas and person-centred care. The content aims to further develops your theoretical understanding and practical application of diagnostic radiography practice. Modules Developing Radiography Professional Practice - 20 credits Imaging Science and Radiation Protection - 10 credits Human Body Systems and Pathology - 20 credits Developing Evidence-Informed Practice - 10 credits Imaging Science for Modality Systems - 20 credits Image Interpretation - 10 credits Advancing Radiography Professional Practice - 20 credits Student Elected Radiography Professional Practice Experience - 10 credits Final Year In the third year you will examine the different pathways, advances and developments in radiography and have the opportunity to conduct a research project in an area of radiography of interest to you. In addition, you can study leadership and management in a diagnostic radiography context and undertake professional practice-based learning experience to move towards becoming an autonomous practitioner. Modules Developing the Skilled Radiographer - 20 credits Imaging Pathways, Advances, Applications and Developments - 10 credits Leadership and Management for Healthcare Professionals - 20 credits Evidence-Based Research Project - 20 credits Contemporary Diagnostic Imaging - 10 credits Development of Image Reporting Skills - 20 credits Transition to Autonomous Practice - 10 credits We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated. See website for detailed module information.

Assessment method

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include: Formal examinations Essays Group work Presentations Posters Practical work Project work Coursework Tests Exams Individual Assignments The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes..

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

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate/BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three A2 Levels. This may include subject specific requirements where necessary. If you are successful in receiving an offer, you will be invited to an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and studying at Coventry University.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

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