Diagnostic Radiography at University of Cumbria - UCAS

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Course summary

Are you interested in the workings of the human body and want to use differing imaging modalities to help others? Are you wondering how to become a radiographer? Immerse yourself in real-world challenges and train to be a diagnostic radiographer with this diagnostic radiography degree. From anatomy and radiologic technologies to applied human sciences, you’ll develop the knowledge and skills to succeed as a confident and qualified radiographer. What’s more, our Allied Health Profession courses are ranked 1st in the North West and top 10 in the UK. We are also 1st in the North West for continuation and career prospects following graduation from Allied Health Profession Courses (Guardian University Guide 2023 Results). Course overview On our radiography course, you'll gain a firm grounding in anatomy and the applied science relevant to medical imaging. Our digital imaging labs provide you with initial hands-on experience in a safe, modern digital imaging environment. You’ll spend around 50% of your time in placements covering a range of clinical imaging techniques such as projectional radiography, computerised tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging with some clinical time in additional areas such as radionuclide imaging, ultrasound and mammography. You’ll have the opportunity to focus on a specific imaging modality to attain competencies and additional experience in year three. Industry-active tutors will teach you current knowledge and insight. The department has links with leading specialist centres such as The Christie Hospital, one of Europe’s leading cancer centres. On this course you will...

  • Work with cutting-edge clinical imaging technology from the moment you start your first placement.
  • Develop your skills in our labs using 'live' X-ray equipment which replicates the real-life clinical experience you'll get on placement.
  • Be taught in small groups allowing for a supportive learning experience during your radiography degree.
  • Balance your academic study with clinical placements in a front-line NHS Radiology Department, giving you the hands-on experience needed to become a radiographer.
  • Gain experience in a wide range of imaging modalities such as MRI, CT, plain film radiography and Radionuclide Imaging.
What you will learn This programme will develop your interest, knowledge and understanding of the changing and expanding field of medical diagnostic imaging. You will learn in both academic and clinical settings, demonstrating levels of achievement whilst being supported within those environments. Our goal is to enable you to graduate ‘first post ready’ with a realistic and professional attitude to the current working environment. We aim for you to graduate as a resilient, proficient communicator whose values are centred around effective and compassionate patient care. Our lecturers will encourage you to continue learning throughout your professional life (CPD) assuring you are a competent, informed member of the healthcare team, who engages in safe and effective practice. Year one
  • Physics in Medicine
  • Clinical Radiation Protection
  • Radiologic Technologies 1
  • Working as a Professional
  • Applied Clinical Studies
  • Projection Radiographic Imaging & Skeletal Anatomy 1
  • Qualificatory Practice Unit 1
Year two
  • Human Science
  • Anatomy & Imaging 1
  • Anatomy & Imaging 2
  • Radiological Technologies 2
  • Applied Clinical Studies 2
  • Radiographic Imaging & Skeletal Anatomy
  • Qualificatory Practice Unit 2
Year three
  • Dissertation
  • Professional Practice in Context
  • Focussed Radiological Practice 1 (theory)
  • Focussed Radiological Practice 2 (work based)
  • Core Radiography Module
  • Qualificatory Practice Unit 3

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Physics or Combined Sciences at grade 4/C or above. Clinical Visit to be completed prior to application/interview.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
International £16000 Year 1

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Diagnostic Radiography at University of Cumbria - UCAS