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Diagnostic Radiography BSc (Hons)

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What is Diagnostic Radiography BSc (Hons)?

Diagnostic radiography is an allied health profession which uses cutting edge technology to produce diagnostic images in a clinical setting. After completing this programme, graduates are eligible to register with the HCPC and practise as a Diagnostic Radiographer.

You’ll learn to use a range of imaging techniques to assess injuries and illnesses. We’ll help you develop the skills and adaptability you need to deliver high quality patient-centred care in a range of settings. You’ll also learn about communication and working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Study style

You’ll study the core subjects of anatomy, physiology, pathology, physics and clinical imaging to enable you to apply them to clinical situations. You’ll be able to put theory into practice in our new radiography suite which simulates real clinical setting.

We use a blended learning approach with time divided between university teaching and clinical practice. Around 50% of the course is spent in clinical placement settings under the supervision of experienced diagnostic radiography mentors who support you.

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Entry requirements

    • 120 tariff points (calculate your points at

      BBB at A levels to include Physics, Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, or Applied Science, DDM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required 120 tariff.

    • You must have a minimum of five subjects at GCSE grade 4/C (or equivalent), including English Language, Maths and Science.

    • Selection for this course is by interview. Please refer to our interview guide for further information.

    • If English is not your first language you are required to provide a language test certificate as evidence of proficiency  that is at International English Language Testing System (IELTS) level 7.0 with no elements below 7.0

Course modules


Fees and costs

See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.

Students applying for this course are eligible for the NHS Learning Support Fund, which provides a non-repayable training grant of £5,000 per academic year, plus an additional £2,000 for students who have parental responsibility.

Start date Location UCAS code Fee (UK)
per year
Fee (international)
per year
Jan 2022 Oxstalls, Gloucester B821 £9,250 £14,700
Sep 2022 Oxstalls, Gloucester B821 £9,250 £15,000
Jan 2024 Oxstalls, Gloucester B821 TBC TBC

Possible careers

Graduates from this course can go on to work in:

  • the NHS or privately as a Diagnostic Radiographer
  • research
  • locations abroad
  • medical sales
  • education
  • management.

Industry links

We have a close working relationship with local healthcare providers (NHS and private) who support a range of healthcare placements.

We aim to support the development of a sustainable local workforce to meet the staffing needs of the health employers in Gloucestershire and beyond.



Professional accreditations

The course is developed in partnerhip with our local healthcare providers and is validated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Society of Radiographers (SoR).

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Industry-standard imaging facilities

Put theory into practice by using the on-site imaging suite. Alongside plain film imaging, you’ll also learn specialist imaging techniques such as interventional radiography, CT and MRI.

A course designed around you

We’re a friendly university offering an educational experience with an intimate feel. Our class sizes are small so we can make sure your wellbeing is among our top priorities.

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Trips and experiences





Your studies will include clinical placements in a variety of NHS and private settings – giving you a diverse experience to prepare for your future career as a Diagnostic Radiographer.



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