Keele University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging) with Foundation Year

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Course summary

Foundation Year Our Foundation Year provides an excellent alternative route to Keele, providing a unique opportunity to better prepare for your chosen degree, and with guaranteed entry onto your undergraduate course once you successfully complete your Foundation Year. This extra year of study can improve your academic skills, expand your subject knowledge, give you a better understanding of higher education and, perhaps most importantly of all, build your confidence. On the Keele Foundation Year, you'll study on campus, joining our undergraduate community from the outset, with access to all the facilities and support that you'd get as an undergraduate student at Keele. Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging) Studying radiography will give you the skills, resilience, and healthcare knowledge to use cutting-edge medical technology to capture diagnostic images. You will develop your clinical abilities for an exciting career in a dynamic healthcare environment providing outstanding patient centred care. Why choose this course?

  • 2nd in England for Radiography (Guardian University League Table, 2021)
  • Accredited by the Society of Radiographers
  • Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council
Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging) at Keele is designed to reflect the current nature of radiography practice and to meet the future demands of the profession. The programme is structured around core themes including radiographic practice and science, the human body, interpreting images, inter-professional learning, and research. You will apply your learning through a range of clinical placements to enable you to develop your practical skillset. Medical imaging is used as a major diagnostic tool within a range of clinical scenarios including trauma such as a broken bone, or to inform care for pregnant women. You will develop clinical experience and technical knowledge by utilising all modes of medical imaging to take accurate images, including MRI, CT, ultrasound, ionised radiation-based imaging, nuclear medicine procedures, health screening and capabilities to undertake procedures carried out under imaging control. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For a list of indicative modules please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview.


Candidates who progress from the Health Foundation Year onto year 1 of the degree course will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check (Enhanced plus Barring Lists).

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Please note, our fees for 2024 entry will be available soon. Although we review our fees annually and these may change, our 2023 entry fees are detailed on our course pages, and a summary is available on our website:
Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging) with Foundation Year at Keele University - UCAS