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University of Gloucestershire

Diagnostic Radiography

BSc (Hons)
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3 Years
Oxstalls, Gloucester

Course overview

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.

Our Diagnostic Radiography BSc (Hons) course scored 98% for teaching and 100% for academic support in the National Student Survey 2023. Our medical sciences courses were also ranked 2nd in the UK for teaching and 1st in the UK for academic support.

Students applying for this course may be eligible for the NHS Learning Support Fund, which provides a non-repayable training grant of £5,000 per academic year.

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

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Don’t worry about your results. We may be able to offer you a place on this course through UCAS Clearing even if you don’t meet the entry requirements below.

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    • BBB at A levels to include at least one science from Physics, Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, or Applied Science, DDM at BTEC in Applied Science or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required 120 tariff.
    • Selection for this course is by interview. Please refer to our interview guide for further information.

    • In order to study this course, offer holders will need to complete a satisfactory DBS and Health Clearance check.

    • We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants, although some entry requirements may still apply for Professionally Accredited Courses. We accept Access to Higher Education Diplomas and make offers on an individual basis.

    • If English is not your first language, you are required to provide a language test certificate as evidence of proficiency. This needs to be at Academic IELTS at 7.0 with no element below 6.5 in all sections of the test.

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

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Fees and costs

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See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire. Students applying for this course may be 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. An additional £1,000 allowance is available for students studying a specialist subject. Contact our Money Advice Team for further information.
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Sep 2024 Oxstalls, Gloucester B821 £9,250 £16,600
Sep 2025 Oxstalls, Gloucester B821 TBC TBC
Sep 2026 Oxstalls, Gloucester B821 TBC TBC

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UoG Career promise

At UoG we create a climate for bravery and growth. We instil confidence in all our students, so you can graduate career-ready and meet your ambitions.

95% of our graduates are in work or further study*, but if you’re not in a job 6 months after graduating we’ll guarantee you 6 months of free support, followed by the offer of a paid internship to kickstart your career – plus we’ll commit to lifetime career coaching. Eligibility conditions apply.

*Graduate Outcomes Survey published 2024 and based on 2021/22 leavers

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Central to our degree course is the strong partnership we maintain with local healthcare providers, both within the NHS and the private sector. This collaboration not only enriches our curriculum but also ensures that our students receive comprehensive, hands-on experience through a variety of healthcare placements. Our goal is to cultivate a sustainable local workforce that meets the staffing needs of health employers in Gloucestershire and beyond.

Many graduates pursue fulfilling careers within the NHS or private sector as diagnostic radiographers, playing a crucial role in patient care and diagnosis. Others channel their expertise into research, contributing to advancements in medical imaging and healthcare.

The versatility of this degree also opens doors to international opportunities, allowing graduates to practise and make an impact in locations abroad. Additionally, medical sales, education, or management are other fields where graduates can utilise their skills and experience.

Professional accreditations

The course is developed in partnership 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.

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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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Ranked 1st in the UK for academic support and 2nd in the UK for teaching satisfaction - NSS, 2023

Our medical sciences courses were ranked 1st in the UK for academic support and 2nd in the UK for teaching according to the National Student Survey 2023.


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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