Diagnostic Imaging at Glasgow Caledonian University - UCAS

Course summary

Diagnostic Imaging is central to health care today and is critical in the diagnosis and treatment of trauma and disease. Diagnostic radiographers produce and interpret images of the human body. Most of Scotland’s diagnostic radiographers graduate from GCU, equipped with the knowledge, competencies and attributes needed to practice in the modern health and social care services

Assessment method

The purpose of assessment is for learning, in conjunction with testing the student’s ability to demonstrate competence. A variety of summative and formative methods are employed including, coursework, simulated case studies, critical review, reflective reports, written and electronic exams, presentations, posters, clicker quizzes and the final year Honours project. Additionally, we compile objective structured clinical / radiographic exams utilising digital radiographic images. Students have professional performance assessments which evaluate practical skills within the clinical environment. Flexible online e-tutorials and exams allow students to choose when and where to undertake these components.

Professional bodies

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

  • Health and Care Professions Council
  • Radiographers, College of

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

SWAP Access to Radiography Glasgow Kelvin college at BBB. Other SWAP Access courses in Science subjects are also considered. Academic IELTS of 7.0 with no element below 6.5 Higher ESOL at A

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

PVG Check in Scotland Local Police Check for other Countries

Health checks

To be organised by the University


Check that applicant will be either 18 when they start the course or 18 by 1st March 2024.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7IELTS of overall 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each element

Higher ESOL at A also considered

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

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £1820* Year 1
EU £15200* Year 1
International £15200* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

The fee amount provided is for 2024-25, details of the 2025-26 fees will be updated in autumn 2024. For further information please visit our website www.gcu.ac.uk/study/tuitionfees

Sponsorship information

The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university.

Diagnostic Imaging at Glasgow Caledonian University - UCAS