Robert Gordon University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

Diagnostic Radiography

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Course summary

As a Diagnostic Radiographer you will use sophisticated imaging technology and a range of specialist modalities including digital radiography, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, radionuclide imaging and ultrasound. Your key role will be to provide high quality diagnostic images to aid in the detection, monitoring and management of the patient's illness. Changes to the traditional methods of healthcare provision mean entry-level graduate Radiographers are increasingly involved in extended roles including image commenting, image interpretation, report writing, patient treatment and prescribing of medications. These emergent skills require high levels of analytical, problem-solving and research skills. This course has a 96% student satisfaction rate, and 100% of graduates go on to work and/or study six months after finishing the course - Unistats, 2018.

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

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
Student satisfaction
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £1820 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1
England £6750 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6750 Year 1
Wales £6750 Year 1
Channel Islands £6750 Year 1

Additional fee information

The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees: The cost of books that you may wish to purchase. Costs associated with your placement / study abroad. You are responsible for the payment of travel and accommodation during practice placements, while sometimes maintaining your accommodation in Aberdeen. Only eligible students will have these expenses reimbursed by their grant awarding body. If you are in RGU Halls you may be eligible to reclaim half of the accommodation cost if on practice placement outwith the Aberdeen area. An initial payment is made for provision of radiation dosimeters and badge holders. X-ray side markers are required for all radiography practice placements. Radiation dosimeter/badge holder is approximately £35 and X-ray side markers are approximately £15. •You are required to maintain student membership of the professional body, the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR), the cost of which is your own responsibility. Confirmation of membership must be presented to the Course Leader annually. Membership provides you with access to an extensive range of radiography professional material as well as access to CoR student services and professional indemnity insurance for practice placement. SCoR student membership costs approximately £4 per month .At the beginning of your course and during all practice placements you are required to purchase and wear an official uniform. If you are a student from Scotland, this uniform will be paid for by the Scottish Government. All other students (the rest of the UK (RUK) and international students) will have to purchase a tunic at £5.59 each and trousers at £7.04 each. Where uniforms become damaged or for any other reason unsuitable, you are responsible for the cost of the replacement. Students from out with Scotland (the rest of the UK (RUK) and for any international students) must pay for Protected Vulnerable Groups (PVG) membership - £59 (new member) or £18 (existing member). Health checks are variable depending on needs, but online screening is essential £22.70: Additional Health Screening - £48.70/£72.20. Hepatitis B Vaccination x 3 - £26.60 each. Hepatitis B Blood Titre Test - £32.00. TB Mantoux Test /BCG Vaccination - £33.00/£24.00. MMR Vaccination x 2 - £22.45 each. MMR Blood Test - £31.00. Varicella Blood Test /Vaccination - £21.00/£33.00
Diagnostic Radiography at Robert Gordon University - UCAS