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Three years, full time

UCAS deadline

15 January 2020


St George's, University of London


B821, institution code S49

UK, EU and non-EU (international) citizens may apply

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The Diagnostic Radiography BSc course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to use technology, such as X-Ray, Ultrasound, CT and MRI, to produce high-quality clinical images of the internal structure and workings of the body, in order to detect and monitor disease and the effects of trauma whilst maintaining high levels of patient care.

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Home (UK/EU) tuition fees

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*Tuition fees for Home (UK/EU) students are determined by UK Government Policy. Tuition fees are charged for each year of your course. Fees for second and subsequent years are likely to increase annually in line with UK inflation as measured by the Retail Price Index (RPI-X) and subject to maximum regulated fee rates set by the UK Government.

International (non-EU) tuition fees

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*Tuition fees for international students are set by St George’s, University of London. Tuition fees are charged for each year of your course. Fees for second and subsequent years are likely to increase annually in line with UK inflation as measured by the Retail Price Index (RPI-X). They will not normally increase by more than 5 per cent each year, except when the rate of inflation is significantly more than that projected in the preceding year.

For more information, see our fees and funding pages, and read the UK government information about fees and funding.

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  • Approved by the Society and College of Radiographers.

  • Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for eligibility to apply for registration

  • This course is run by the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, which is a partnership between St George’s, University of London and Kingston University. You will benefit from a multi-faculty experience combined with the health science expertise offered at St George’s. The degree is awarded by St George’s.

  • Interprofessional education: Learning opportunities exist for our students to learn alongside one another, reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of healthcare workplace environment.

  • 50 per cent of your time will be spent in an NHS trust on placement as a student radiographer.

  • Our teaching staff have years of experience as radiographers.

  • Careers advice and skills for employability are embedded into our teaching.

With the exception of GCSEs, all qualifications must have been awarded no more than five years before your year of application.

To be considered for this course, you will need to:

  • meet the GCSE requirement (or equivalent)

  • meet the A-level requirement (or equivalent)

  • meet the English language requirement

  • write a personal statement.

If you meet our minimum requirements, you will be invited for interview.

Entry criteria 2020

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Grade 4 / C or above


Five subjects which must include English Language and Maths with Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Alternatively, we will accept Double / Triple award science.

Additional information

We accept resits of GCSEs. We do not accept Adult Literacy and Numeracy or Functional Maths instead of GCSEs.

A Levels




A level: three subjects including one science.
General studies and level 3 Key skills not accepted.

Adjusted criteria

If you attend a school or college in England from this list (ie a non-selective state school with an average A-Level grade of D+ or below, or one that is in the bottom 20% in England for progression to Higher Education) then you may be eligible to receive an adjusted A-Level offer two grades lower than the standard for the course.

For Diagnostic Radiography BSc this will be an A Level offer of BCC.

You will still have to meet all other academic and non-academic entry requirements.

Please note that eligibility is determined based on the school/college at which you take your A-Levels. If you completed your GCSEs at a school on our Adjusted Criteria list, but then undertook your A-Levels at a school/college that is not on this list, you will not qualify for an adjusted offer.

The scheme is reviewed annually, so may change scope in future years.

Additional information

A levels must be completed within two years, although modular re-sits will be considered.

Accepted science subjects include Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Human Biology, Physics and Psychology.

International Baccalaureate


Full Award Diploma 


Overall score of 28


5, 5, 4 at Higher Level and 4, 4, 4 at Standard Level

Physics, Biology and Chemistry (at least one to Higher Level), and Mathematics and English to at least Standard Level.

Access Diploma


Full Award Diploma.


60 credits at level 3 (45 graded and 15 ungraded)


45 pure science-related credits (excluding sociology) graded at Distinction or Merit including at least 9 credits in Physics.
Overall 21 credits must be graded at Distinction and 24 at Merit.

Additional information 

You are required to have GCSEs in English Language and Maths alongside the Access Diploma as per the requirements outlined above.

Students studying an Access Diploma need to provide a detailed transcript. All units must be verified by the local Open College Network (OCN).

Other qualifications

14-19 Diploma

Advanced Diploma grade B in one of the following lines of learning:
Engineering or Society, Health and Development
Plus Additional Specialist Learning – an A Level (A2) in Biology or Human Biology at grade 4 / C

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma 

DDM in Applied Science

BTEC Extended Certificate or BTEC Diploma 

DM with a science A Level

Birkbeck College Certificate in Life Science

65% overall

Science Foundation Course

65% per module


4,4,4 including one science 

Open University

120 units. 

Exploring Science module, 60 units and
Human Biology module, 30 units or
Biology, Uniformity and Diversity module 30 units.

If you do not have GCSE Maths at grade 4 / C or above, you will need to take the 30 unit Discovering Mathematics module.

All results must be verified by us by 31 August.

Undergraduate degree (science-related)

2.2 Honours or higher

Undergraduate degree (non-science-related)

2.2 Honours or higher supplemented by a level 3 qualification in a science subject

EU qualifications and International qualifications

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English language requirement


English Language or English Literature grade 6 / B or above

Please note: all components (speaking, listening, reading and writing) must be completed and assessed.


(International English Language Testing System)

7.0 overall (including 7.0 in Writing and Speaking component and a minimum score of 6.5 in the Reading and Listening component)

You are able to take two attempts to achieve your IELTS qualification per year and your test results are valid for two years.

Pearsons Test

Overall score of 65 (with at least 65 in Writing and at least 59 in your other 3 components).

Non-academic entry criteria

Personal statement

In addition to meeting the academic criteria, you should be able to demonstrate a broad awareness of the scope of radiography and show a keen interest in a career in this area, this should be evident from your personal statement.

Work experience

Work or voluntary experience in a medical or health-related field; able to demonstrate a broad awareness of the scope of radiography. For further information about work experience please see the 'Experience It' section of our Taste of Medicine programme

If you gain any work experience between completing your UCAS form and being called for an interview, you can also submit another form for this placement: clinical visit form (PDF)

Dress code

Whilst on a placement during the course, students will need to comply with the uniform policy. Please download a copy for reference: uniform policy (PDF)

Health and police screening

Candidates accepted onto healthcare courses are required to pass an occupational health screening. When admitting candidates to study and practice as a health practitioner, we have an obligation to both patients and to the individual student. If you are concerned about a health issue we strongly advise you to contact us prior to applying. All offers of places are made subject to satisfactory health clearance and an agreement to undergo appropriate blood tests and immunisations.

You will be asked to be immunised against Hepatitis B for personal safety, so please contact your general practitioner (GP) to arrange a screening. You should begin a course of Hepatitis B immunisation as soon as you submit your UCAS application, as it consists of three injections over a six-month period. If you firmly accept an offer you will be sent a confidential health questionnaire and further information about the process of screening for Hepatitis B.

This course will include work with children and vulnerable adults so all applicants will be required to have an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. More information about this is sent to applicants as part of the admissions process.

Read more about DBS checks.

Professional registration

If you are a current healthcare professional or a member of a registered professional body, you must provide details of your registration. If your professional registration has been suspended or revoked or undergone a disciplinary/fitness to practice investigation, you will be required to provide further information if selected for interview. This will be reviewed by the admissions tutor and you may be required to provide full copies of related documentation. Any information you disclose will only be used for the purpose of considering your application to the applied course.

In year 1 you will participate in Essentials for Allied Health Professionals learning at St George’s. This will introduce you to the basic knowledge that underpins health science and inter professional working. In addition you will participate in diagnostic radiography education which will provide the Radiography specific knowledge and skills to enable you to hone your clinical skills within a Radiography department.

In year 2, you will build upon your knowledge and skills from year 1 and your clinical placement. You will learn about the specialist imaging modalities and the more complex anatomical regions and techniques.

In the final year, the focus is on integrating your knowledge and practice skills as well as expand your interprofessional learning opportunities. You will develop your ability to critically evaluate your radiographic practice for your future career. You will also undertake and publish research on a radiography related topic of your own choice. You will be ready to graduate with the full attributes, skills and knowledge required of a Diagnostic Radiographer in the changing healthcare environment.

Modules throughout the course may include the following.

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Year 1



University campus

Essentials for Allied Health Professionals

University campus

Preparation for Practice

University campus

Science and Technology

University campus / Practice Placement

Principles & Practice of Radiography 1

University campus

Professional Values & Ethics for Radiographers

Year 2



University campus

Radiographic Science and Technology

University campus / Practice Placement

Principles & Practice of Radiography 2

University campus

Research & Evidence Based Practice

Year 3



University campus

Dissemination of Research

University campus / Practice Placement

Clinical Competence and Practice

University campus

Contemporary Issues in Radiography

Practice placement

Quality and Innovation in Health & Social Care

Diagnostic Radiography BSC is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge to be a confident and competent radiographer, covering the biological, physical, sociological and psychological sciences and radiographic practice.

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Teaching and learning methods

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, peer-assisted learning, case-based learning, simulated practical experience and work experience in a practice placement setting. Our facilities include a state-of-the-art digital imaging suite, which supports learning and development of radiography practice skills.

Our teaching draws on the wealth of experience of our placement collaborators and alumni who present masterclasses and workshops that enrich your learning. They also inform the curriculum to keep it up to date.

Clinical placements provide an opportunity to put theory into practice and consolidate your learning. Diagnostic radiographers work predominantly in hospital diagnostic imaging departments, but also in operating theatres and accident and emergency departments.

Practice placement locations include:

  • Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust, Chertsey, Surrey

  • Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust, London

  • Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust, Carshalton, Surrey

  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, Camberley, Surrey (Frimley Park Site)

  • Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children NHS Foundation Trust, London

  • Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London

  • Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Kingston, Surrey

  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London

  • Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Guildford, Surrey

  • St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London

  • The Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, London

  • Croydon University Hospital, Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, Surrey

  • West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, London

  • Barts Health NHS Trust, London.

Assessment methods

Your progress will be assessed using a combination of academic coursework (including essays, reports and presentations), written and practical examinations, practice placement assessments and a research dissertation.

Because we want you to reach your full potential, we build in opportunities for formative assessments and provide feedback on assessment tasks, so you know what you need to do to optimise your performance.

Find out how this course is structured and assessed on the Unistats website

Diagnostic Radiographers are responsible for the acquisition of high-quality clinical images used to detect, monitor and manage disease processes and the effects of trauma.

Diagnostic Radiography offers a range of career pathways, including clinical specialisation, management, teaching and research. On completion of your undergraduate course of study you can also choose to study at radiography postgraduate certificate, diploma and Master’s level at St George’s.

Diagnostic Radiographers use a wide range of sophisticated equipment, such as X-ray, ultrasound and CT and MRI scanning, and combine this expertise with high standards of patient care. This gives you a range of career pathways, including clinical specialisation, management, teaching and research.


  • General radiography.

  • Teaching.

  • Trauma/accident and emergency.

  • Research.

  • CT scanning.

  • Management.

  • Magnetic resonance imaging.

  • Quality assurance.

  • Nuclear medicine imaging.

  • Reporting.

  • Breast screening/mammography.

Advanced career paths

  • Reporting.

  • Interventional radiography.

  • Consultant practitioner.

On graduation you are eligible to register with the Health and Care Professions Council and apply for membership with the Society and College of Radiographers.

There are a range of opportunities with the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education to develop your career once you have qualified. Modules can be studied as standalone or as part of a full MSc.

Apply for this course through UCAS (the University and College Admissions Service) by 15 January in the year of entry. There are no upper age limits, so we welcome applications from mature students.


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Application checklist

You must provide the following.

  • Full details of your Level 2 (GCSE or equivalent) qualifications with grades.

  • Full details of your Level 3 (A Level or equivalent) qualifications with achieved/predicted grades.

  • A personal statement (more information about this document is available on the UCAS website). We recommend that you include in your statement a recognition that studying a BSc in Diagnostic Radiography will include practice and study in a number of settings.

  • An academic reference from your current or most recent institutions with predicted grades.

After submitting your application to UCAS:

  • log in to UCAS Track and make sure all your academic details have been included

  • if any subjects or predicted results are missing, email the Admissions Officer with your UCAS number and missing subjects and grades.

Deferred entry

We will consider applications from applicants who wish to defer entry by a year, provided you plan to use the time constructively. If you are offered a place on the course and subsequently decide to defer, you must inform us by 1 June of the year of application.

After application

We will send you an acknowledgement email and letter when we receive your application. Please make sure your email account is able to accept communications from St George’s as we will mainly communicate with you via email. Selected applicants will be invited to attend interview. Decisions from St George’s will be entered onto UCAS Track and direct applicants will be contacted via email.

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Three years, full time

Application Deadline

15 January 2020


B821, institution code S49

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