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Course summary

Our BSc in Diagnostic Radiography will prepare you for a modern and stimulating profession at the heart of modern healthcare where careers are varied and expanding. As a Diagnostic Radiographer, you’ll be at the forefront of emerging and developing technology used to diagnose and treat disease - including digital imaging, MRI, computed tomography and ultrasound. At Leeds, you will have access to first-class placement opportunities, and receive comprehensive training in technical knowledge and professional skills from some of the foremost clinical tutors in the country. Combine your knowledge of science, technology, and patient care and make the first step towards a long and stimulating career in medical technology and innovation Why choose Leeds?

  • We can guarantee you exceptional clinical placement. From the first semester of your course, you will gain hands-on experience sought after by employers in hospitals and centres across the NHS and private sector.
  • We prepare you for a career from day one, with 95% of our graduates going into work and/or further study within 15 months of finishing the course (Discover Uni, 2021) - many in the placement site where they trained.
  • Learn from experienced industry professionals at the forefront of imaging technology with decades of combined experience and expertise.
  • Practice in designated, brand new, clinical skills facilities within one of our local Leeds hospitals, designed to support your learning and give you patient experience in a clinical environment.
Accreditation The course (subject to on-going approval) will be accredited by the HCPC. All modules and elements must be passed in order to fulfil the HCPC Standards of Proficiency for Diagnostic Radiographers and be eligible to register to practice in the UK as a diagnostic radiographer. The course (subject to approval) will also be approved by the standards of the professional body, The College of Radiographers.


Year 1 An introduction to Radiographic Imaging. The key focus of this year is projectional radiography of the musculo-skeletal system, chest and abdomen. You will also develop essential skills such as communication, patient care, radiographic technique and teamwork. Year 2 Develop your knowledge and skills from year 1 and explore the range of specialist imaging methods available. Such methods include computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound and isotope imaging. You’ll learn about how these methods are used to image a range of body systems, including the respiratory system, the gastro-intestinal tract, the cardiovascular system and the urinary system. You will also start to appreciate the role research methods have on guiding evidence-based practice. Year 3 We will support your transition from student to registered Diagnostic Radiographer. Cover the more challenging and specialist aspects of radiography and evaluate and adapt imaging investigations to meet patient needs All modules are compulsory, though in year 3 you will be able to pick two optional modules from a selection (subject to availability). Optional modules provide an opportunity to focus on a specific area of interest, such as paediatrics, and forensic radiography or for a brief period of study abroad or in an area within the wider health community. More details about optional modules can be found on our Coursefinder website.

Assessment method

We use a variety of summative assessment methods to reflect the range of learning outcomes in the programme and suite of modules. They enable you to demonstrate your capabilities and achievements and take into account your individual assessment strengths. Academic assessments include unseen written exams, written assignments, poster presentations, oral presentations, online multiple choice question exams, and practical workbooks. You will also undertake a series of practical clinical assessments at each stage of the course. You’ll need to demonstrate the knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to the discipline, as well as your emerging abilities, skills and competencies. You’ll need to produce work that is typically both evaluative and creative and show you can conduct independent, in-depth enquiry within the discipline. You need to be able to draw on a wide variety of material and be able to evaluate and criticise received opinion.

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

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Any offer of a place to study Diagnostic Radiography is conditional upon a satisfactory confidential occupational health assessment, which will include a health questionnaire, and if necessary further telephone consultation and/or an appointment with an occupational health clinician. Screening for serious communicable disease, (Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and a review of immunisation status and needs, which includes COVID-19, will also be arranged before beginning your studies.


Shortlisted applicants are normally invited for interview at the School of Medicine. This allows us to further assess your aptitude for and interest in the course. It’s also an opportunity for you to visit the facilities, find out more about the course and meet staff and students. If shortlisted, you'll receive a written invitation from the School to attend a selection event on a specific time and date. If this date is unsuitable, contact the School and where possible we'll offer an alternative date. If you don't notify us and don't attend a selection event, your application will be rejected. Interviews are through multiple mini interviews, where we further assess applicants’ non-academic qualities. There are currently six interview stations, which applicants progress around. Each station currently lasts 6 minutes, with 2 minutes to move between stations and read the next task. The format of stations varies. At the end of each station the examiners award marks, according to a pre-determined standardised scale. After the completion of all stations we calculate a ranked score.

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Fees and funding

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Diagnostic Radiography at University of Leeds - UCAS