Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging) at AECC University College - UCAS

Course summary

“Please note: from September 2024 you can choose to study the Foundation Year in either our Bournemouth or London location. Levels 4, 5 and 6 will be taught from our Bournemouth location only.” 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. Our BSc (Hons) Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging) course provides you with all the training and knowledge you need to become a fully qualified practitioner and you’ll learn a variety of skills that will enable you to shape the future health and wellbeing of both individuals and society. You’ll be taught how to work under pressure and to make decisions under significant time restraints. This course will teach you to think critically and analytically and will encourage you to become self-aware, reflective and empathetic. Once you’ve completed the course you’ll have the ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team across the hospital, from A&E to surgery, and will be fully equipped to embark on a challenging and rewarding career in radiography. This course is accredited by the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) for eligibility to apply for registration.


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.

Assessment method

On the completion of topics, you will be supported through interactive quizzes and shown example assignments to focus your critical evaluation and knowledge retention. Formal assessments take the form of practical exams undertaken in the clinical environment on placement, together with a competency record and placement logbook. Academic understanding and knowledge are confirmed through written assignments and computer-based short question exams.

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
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Sufficient mapping to previous years will need to be assessed by the course leader

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

Health checks



New students are required to undertake a DBS (criminal convictions check/national police check) and an occupational health check and immunisations, these costs are covered by the student

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7with no less than 6.5 in each section
TOEFL (iBT)100with minimum scores of 19 in Writing and Listening, 19 in Reading, 20 in Speaking

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

Republic of Ireland £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
EU £16560 Year 1
International £16560 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students are required to undergo an Enhanced DBS and Occupational Health Check, costs are covered by the student
Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging) at AECC University College - UCAS