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Course summary

Radiographers are at the forefront of healthcare. 95% of the population will have interacted with a diagnostic radiographer who undertake medical imaging for diagnoses using specialised technical equipment such as x-ray, CT scanning, MRI scanning, Nuclear medicin and Ultrasound. 1 in 2 of the population will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime and of these up to a 1/3rd will receive radiotherapy which is a technical but empathetic profession using high energy x-rays to treat tumours. The purpose of the course is to produce radiographers who are self-aware, skilled, critical, analytical, reflective, evaluative, empathetic and independent learners who practically contribute to shaping the future health and wellbeing of individuals and society. Graduates will develop the ability to synthesise evidence from current practice and research to develop an in-depth critical knowledge and understanding of the diagnostic or therapeutic profession. They will be able to demonstrate a critical awareness of current issues within the provision of health and social care and will be capable of demonstrating leadership in both personal and professional development.


Year 1 - Professional Practice and Patient Care, Radiation Physics, Anatomy and Physiology for the Radiographer, Research Skills and Principles, Equipment of Diagnostic Radiotherapy, Pathophysiology for Diagnostic Radiographers 1, Introduction to Radiobiology. Year 2 - Professional Practice and Wellbeing, Scientific Principles of Medical Imaging 1, Radiographic Anatomy, Research Methods, Pathophysiology for Diagnostic Radiographers 2, Healthcare Policy and Quality Management, Multidisciplinary Working. Year 3 - Professional Practice and Clinical Confidence, Advanced Practice in Diagnostic Imaging, Image Interpretation, Research Dissertation, Scientific Principles of Medical Imaging 2.

Professional bodies

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

  • 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

International applicants

To meet the minimum English Language requirements of the programme, applicants will need to achieve an overall IELTS score of 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in each section.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A*-C including Maths and English, or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).

Additional entry requirements

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DBS check

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no less than 5.5 in each section
TOEFL (iBT)79with minimum scores of 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking

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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

Additional fee information

Students from the Republic of Ireland will be liable for Home fees of £9250.
Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging) at AECC University College - UCAS