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Duration

Three years, full time

Application Deadline

26 January 2022

Location

St George's, University of London

UCAS Code

B821, institution code S49

Start dates

September 2022

Apply via UCAS

Blending health and science, patient care and technological knowhow, diagnostic radiography is a dynamic, hands-on profession at the heart of modern healthcare. Approved by the Society and College of Radiographers (SoR) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), our course prepares you to use a range of different imaging techniques and technology.

As well as commonly used projectional radiography using digital imaging (general x-rays), fluoroscopy (continuous x-ray image), ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), you will learn about specialist techniques like positron emission tomography (PET), radionuclide imaging (RNI) and mammography. You’ll learn to produce and analyse high quality clinical images to help detect, screen for and monitor the response of disease and trauma.

You’ll be taught by staff who are themselves HCPC registered radiographers with decades of combined experience across a range of specialties, studying in a hospital which provides comprehensive diagnostic and interventional radiological services, as well as 24/7 emergency services as part of the Hospital Trauma Centre.

This course is currently offered through a partnership with Kingston University, the Joint Faculty of Health Social Care and Education. For students enrolling from 2022, the course will be delivered through a structure which is the sole responsibility of St George's, University of London, our Institute of Medical and Biomedical Education. There will be no impact on the teaching or the award of the degree. See further information.

Highlights

  • NHS funding offers eligible new and continuing students on this course £5,000 maintenance grant each year.

  • Approved by the SoR and HCPC for eligibility to apply for registration on successful completion.

  • 50/50 split between academic study and clinical placement with half your time spent in a variety of different clinical settings from as early as the second semester of your first year.

  • Cutting-edge facilities include a state-of-the-art simulation centre, digital imaging suite, pathology museum, anatomy and dissection rooms, which enable you to learn clinical skills and practise techniques in a safe environment.

  • Established in 1752, St George’s, University of London is the UK’s specialist health university, and we are the only UK university to share our campus with a major teaching hospital, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which is both on the clinical frontline for a diverse local community and a centre of excellence for specialist conditions.

  • Opportunity to study and work alongside the full range of clinical professionals and their patients while building your multidisciplinary understanding and context.

Course info

If you have an interest in science, technology and medicine and want to work as a healthcare professional, diagnostic radiography brings all of these elements together to play a pivotal role in patient diagnosis and subsequently patient treatment.

The field of radiography is vast and diverse in terms of the techniques and types of pathology, conditions and trauma being assessed. As a qualified diagnostic radiographer, you need to know about all of the different modalities and tools at your disposal: plain x-rays; magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); interventional radiography; mammography; computed tomography (CT); positron emission tomography (PET); ultrasound; fluoroscopy including barium tests; and radionuclide imaging (RNI) or ‘nuclear medicine’, which includes such tests as a bone or thyroid scan.

In readiness for practice, our course develops your knowledge and appreciation of anatomy, physiology and pathology, while building your understanding of radiological science, the developing technology and equipment which supports it. We start by covering some of the simpler techniques, such as general x-rays, typically on the extremities and chest, progressing as the course develops to more advanced imaging modalities, such as CT and MRI.

Studying at St George’s offers the unique opportunity to study in a clinical setting, experiencing the same environment and studying alongside the many different health professionals, doctors and nurses you will go on to work with on graduation. Learning is very much hands-on, you’ll master your equipment, hone patient skills and perfect the art of scanning and imaging in the simulation centre, before moving on to real patients on placement.

Half of your study time is spent on clinical placement in several different hospitals, including St George’s with its major trauma centre. You also spend a week in one of four specialist hospitals we partner with:

  • Great Ormond Street, one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals.

  • Royal Brompton, the largest specialist heart and lung centre in the UK.

  • National Hospital For Neurology And Neurosurgery, which provides services for the diagnosis, treatment and care of all conditions that affect the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system and muscle.

  • St George’s Atkinson Morley Wing, built specially to cater for neurology patients.

This Diagnostic Radiography programme, awarded by St George’s, University of London, is run by the Centre for Allied Health (Education) in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, which is a partnership between St George’s, University of London and Kingston University. You benefit from the combined teaching and research expertise, comprehensive and specialist resources provided by these two institutions, as an established medical school and modern multi-faculty university, respectively. 

“The teaching of radiography was fascinating but nothing beats being able to practise positioning and imaging for real in our placement at the end of the year. By the time you reach your final year you’ll feel confident enough to work by yourself with minimal supervision.”

- Brigitta

Diagnostic Radiography BSc

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Fees and funding

Apply for a £6,000 NHS Training Grant 

Apply to create an account on the NHS Learning Support Fund website to stay updated. 

 

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Home (UK) tuition fees

 

Academic Year

UK (per academic year)

Total fee*

2022/23

£9,250

£27,750

*Tuition fees for Home (UK) 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 (including EU) tuition fees

Academic year

International (per academic year)

Total fee*

2022/23

£17,250

£51,750

*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.

Additional costs

The table below highlights the additional course-specific costs related to this degree. Visit the additional course-related costs for more information on general costs to consider alongside your studies.

Additional cost

Description

Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

DBS - £40

Post office verification - £6

Administration fee - £9

Clothing

Lab coat which is available for purchase in the SU Shop - £10

Students should buy comfortable shoes for placements.

Students may also need a blue/black headscarf (if necessary).

Additional / replacement radiography markers - £14

Travel to placement

You should expect to spend approximately £800 - £2,000 on travel to placements for the duration of your course.

You are able to claim travel and accommodation costs (if the cost of travelling to placement is more than the cost of travelling to university) and accommodation (only if it has been agreed that it would be impractical to travel to placement daily).

You may be eligible to receive a training grant of £5,000 per academic year to help with maintenance and associated study costs and an additional £1,000 for studying a specialist subject. Visit https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-learning-support-fund/training-grant for more information.

Clubs, Societies and Community Projects at St George's

Visit the Students' Union website

Entry Criteria: 2022 Entry

To be eligible for the Diagnostic Radiography BSc programme, you must meet the requirements outlined under Entry Qualifications, Other Academic Requirements, and Non-academic Requirements below.

Entry Qualifications

With the exception of GCSEs, all qualifications must have been completed within the previous five years, including the year of application.

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A Levels

If you are applying on the basis of A Levels, you must meet both the A Level and GCSE requirements below.

Grades

BBB

Subjects

Including one science subject. General Studies is not accepted.

Contextual admissions

At St George’s, we want to attract students who share our mission to improve the health of society, regardless of their background. That’s why our Contextual Admissions schemes take into consideration additional information from your application, like the school you attended or the area you live in or if you have been in care, to make the admissions process fairer. Further details on Contextual Admissions are available here.

Additional information

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

GCSEs

Grades

Five subjects graded 4 (C) or above

Subjects

Five subjects which must include English Language, Maths and Science (Double or Triple Award).

Additional information

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

International Baccalaureate

If you are applying on the basis of International Baccalaureate, you need to meet both our Higher Level and Standard Level requirements, as outlined below.

Award

Full Award Diploma

Scores

Overall score of 30

Subjects

14 points at Higher Level, including a minimum grade 5 in Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

At Standard Level, a minimum score of 4 must be attained in Maths and English, if at least a 4 (C) has not previously been attained in GCSE/IGCSE Maths and English. We accept both Mathematics: analysis & approaches and Mathematics: applications & interpretations. 

Access Diploma

If you are applying on the basis of an Access Diploma, you must meet both the Access Diploma and GCSE requirements below.

Award

Full award diploma (in a science subject)

Scores

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

Subjects

45 science related credits. 21 credits at Distinction and 24 credits at Merit with at least 9 credits in Physics.

Additional information

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

GCSEs

Grades

Two subjects graded 4 (C) or above

Subjects English Language and Maths

Additional information

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

Other UK Qualifications

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma

If you are applying on the basis of a Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma, you must meet both the Diploma and GCSE requirements below.

DDM 

Must be in Applied Science.

5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above. Subjects must include English Language, Maths and Science (Double or Triple Award).

Pearson BTEC Diploma

If you are applying on the basis of a Pearson BTEC Diploma, you must meet both the Diploma and GCSE requirements below.

DM with a science A Level at grade B

Must be in a science or healthcare subject.

5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above. Subjects must include English Language, Maths and Science (Double or Triple Award).

Cambridge Pre-U Diploma

If you are applying on the basis of a Cambridge Pre-U Diploma, you must meet both the Diploma and GCSE requirements below.

M2, M2, M2

Three principal subjects including one science subject.

5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above. Subjects must include English Language, Maths and Science (Double or Triple Award).

Scottish Highers

If you are applying on the basis of Scottish Highers, you must meet the Highers, Advanced Highers and National 5 requirements below.

Highers: BBB including one science subject

Advanced Highers: BB

English Language and Maths National 5 at grade C or higher is required.

UK Undergraduate Degree (science or health related)

If you are applying on the basis of a degree, you do not need to meet our GCSE or Level 3 (A Level) requirements.

2:2 Honours

UK Undergraduate Degree (not science or health related)

If you are applying on the basis of a degree, you do not need to meet our GCSE or Level 3 (A Level) requirements.

2:2 Honours

Supplemented by an acceptable Level 3 qualification in a science subject.

Other

Please contact us.

International Qualifications

We welcome applications from applicants around the world. For information on the requirements for your country, please visit our International Qualifications page.

Other Academic Requirements

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English Language

If you are applying from outside of the UK, you will need to meet the English language requirements outlined here. This is a group 1 course.

Non-academic Requirements

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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 and Insight

We understand the challenges for our prospective applicants for medicine and allied health courses trying to gain work experience at this time, particularly in clinical settings.    

In response to the government’s social distancing guidelines, which have a significant impact on all areas of life, we have chosen to relax our work experience requirements for prospective applicants for our courses which would normally require these.    

Despite the relaxed requirements, we still require our applicants to have an understanding of the realities of working as a healthcare professional and to show they have the necessary skills and attributes for their chosen career. Online resources can give you valuable insight into working in the healthcare sector and outline the wide range of careers and courses available. You can find a number of suggested resources for each of our courses here.

Occupational Health Check

Should you receive an offer to study at St George’s, you will be required to complete a health check and be declared fit to study and practise by the Occupational Health (OH) department before you begin your studies.

The following vaccinations are mandatory for all healthcare students before you begin your studies:

  • MMR (measles, mumps and rubella)
  • Meningococcal meningitis
  • Diphtheria
  • Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Tetanus

As part of the process, you will also be screened by the OH team for Chickenpox, Tuberculosis, HIV and Hepatitis B and C.

When admitting candidates to study and practise as a health practitioner, we have an obligation to both patients and to the individual student. Candidates who are concerned about a health issue are advised to contact us.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check & Additional Declarations

This course will include work with children and vulnerable adults, so you will be required to submit a series of declarations.

If you are invited to an interview, we will request some additional information from you, regarding your criminal record, educational history and employment history. You will also have the opportunity to make any other declarations that you’d like us to be aware of. We may not able to consider applicants who were suspended from previous study/work due to fitness to practise issues or failure in assessments/examinations.

If you are made an offer, you will be required to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. More information about this is sent to applicants as part of the admissions process.

Uniform Policy

Whilst on a placement during the course, students will need to comply with the uniform policy (PDF)

The time on the programme is split approximately 50/50 between university based learning and clinical placements.

Year 1

In year 1, you will be introduced to the principles, practice and science behind radiographic imaging, focusing on imaging relating to the thorax and appendicular skeleton (bones that support the appendages), including the pelvis, shoulder and abdomen. You’ll gain a foundation of biological knowledge suitable for health and illness, including the anatomy of human systems, their fundamental physiological mechanisms and responses to infection or tissue injury.

You’ll start to develop a range of essential patient skills, such as maintaining dignity and confidentiality, developing effective observational and communication skills, learning to appreciate cultural and ethical issues, as well as health and safety, such as infection control procedures. Our Essentials for Allied Health Professionals module brings together students on physiotherapy, occupational therapy and medicine courses to work together, so you can begin to appreciate the concept of multidisciplinary healthcare teams.

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Year 1 modules

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.

 Location

Module

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

In year 2, you will advance your knowledge, practical and research skills through your studies and on clinical placement. You will learn about cross-sectional imaging and specialist modalities, such as CT, MRI, nuclear medicine and angiography. We cover the more complex anatomical regions, such as the axial skeleton (bones of the head and trunk), digestive system, cardiovascular, central nervous and reproductive systems. You will also familiarise yourself with how radiology images are stored, archived, enhanced and displayed.

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Year 2 modules

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.

 Location

Module/placement

University campus

Radiographic Science and Technology

University campus / Practice Placement

Principles & Practice of Radiography 2

University campus

Research & Evidence Based Practice

Year 3

In the final year, the focus is on integrating your knowledge and practice skills, as well as expanding your interprofessional learning opportunities. You will consider contemporary issues, service improvement and policy changes impacting the medical imaging field, including the effect on service users, practitioners and other stakeholders. You will undertake and publish research, which could take the form of a systematic literature review in relation to specific imaging methods or a specific illness. Previous students have focused on imaging used in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or strokes in paediatrics, for example, while another considered whether cross-sectional imaging could replace invasive post-mortem examinations. Alternatively, you could conduct more investigative research using questionnaires to collect data, which one of our past students did to evaluate the accuracy of the radiographer abnormality detection system – ‘Red Dot’ – in comparison to a traditional radiologist report.

You will be ready to graduate with the full attributes, skills and knowledge required of a diagnostic radiographer in a changing healthcare environment at home and overseas.

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Year 3 modules

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.

 Location

Modules/placements

University campus

Dissemination of Research

University campus / Practice Placement

Clinical Competence and Practice

University campus

Contemporary Issues in Radiography

University campus

Quality and Innovation in Health & Social Care

Placement

The variety and volume of clinical placement opportunities we offer is what students tell us they like most about our course – you will sample professional life in a major trauma hospital here at St George’s and a radiology department which specialises in the management of trauma patient as well as other generic pathologies and conditions.

Diagnostic radiographers work predominantly in hospital diagnostic imaging departments, but also in operating theatres and accident and emergency departments. As a student, you will be allocated a hospital placement to attend in several clinical blocks, throughout each of the three years.

On placement you are supervised by experienced clinicians and trained mentors. You receive support from your University clinical liaison tutor who will visit you regularly. Your first two clinical blocks during Year 1 and Year 2 will be in the same hospital, while the third clinical block during Year 3 will be located elsewhere. You should be prepared to travel for your placements across London/Greater London/Surrey.*

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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.

**This list is subject to change and should be used as a guide of where students may be able to go.

This degree is designed to prepare you personally and professionally to become a confident, competent and caring diagnostic radiographer, capable of using effective judgment, problem solving and with outstanding communication skills.

Covering the biological, physical, sociological and psychological sciences associated with radiography and essential skills for practice, it is designed to provide broad experience in diagnosing and assessing patients with a variety of problems, disorders and injuries.

Teaching methods include work experience in a practice placement setting, lectures, seminars, peer-assisted learning, case-based learning, problem based learning and simulated practical experience. In hands-on practice sessions in St George’s professional imaging simulation suite, you’ll undertake a range of radiographic examinations, deepen your understanding of when to adapt techniques and evaluate images critically to interpret the presence or absence of trauma or disease.  

During case-based learning in small groups, you’ll be given a case scenario and discuss the different options and possible outcomes decisions taken during the case, such as the options facing a GP whose male patient tests positive for a sexually transmitted disease and whose wife should be ideally be tested, but the patient discloses it may be the result of an extramarital affair.

We pay particular attention to developing your practical skills, so you’ll spend time practising how to use the equipment on other students and mannequins, building your confidence when speaking to patients who may be in pain and required to stay in a position that might not be comfortable.

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Our expertise

You’ll be taught by a team of staff who are all registered radiographers, many of whom are still practising, have significant teaching experience and/or published research in well-known academic journals. They bring their experiences of working in various hospitals in a different roles, including CT, MRI, mammography, PACS and radiology service management.

Our teaching draws on the wealth of experience of our placement collaborators and alumni, who present masterclasses and workshops that enrich your learning. Where possible, we will invite guest lecturers to discuss specialist subjects, which in the past have featured doctors, specialist radiographer and pathologists.

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.

While the St George’s programmes are recognised by many different countries, applicants are advised to check with their own individual national authorities if they wish to practise in their chosen country.

With an ongoing national shortage of skilled radiographers in both the UK and overseas, career prospects are excellent and we encourage you to prepare for your career from day one.

Careers advice and skills for employability are embedded into our teaching. For example, we always try to incorporate real-life scenarios into our teaching to make it more interesting and relevant. We also draw on our own professional experiences to give you examples of what to expect.  

On graduation, you will be eligible to register with the HCPC and apply for membership with the SoR. You’ll have developed high standards of patient care and gained substantial expertise using a wide range of sophisticated equipment, such as X-ray, ultrasound and CT and MRI scanning.

Radiographers work within the NHS and private sectors as part of a multidisciplinary team with options to specialise and advance in different areas, such as paediatrics, orthopaedics, trauma, accident and emergency, or in fields like ultrasound, CT scanning, image reporting, forensics, teaching, management or equipment.

Alternatively, you may choose to study at postgraduate certificate, diploma and Master’s level at St George’s. Modules can be studied as standalone or as part of a full MSc.

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Careers

  • Applications specialist

  • Breast screening/mammography

  • CT scanning

  • General radiography

  • Magnetic resonance imaging

  • Management

  • Nuclear medicine imaging

  • Quality assurance

  • Reporting

  • Research

  • Specialise (e.g. mammography or accident and emergency)

  • Teaching

Advanced career paths

  • Consultant practitioner

  • Interventional radiography

  • Reporting

Facilities

St George’s is the only UK university based on a hospital site, St George’s Hospital, which is where the Channel 4 television series 24 hours in A&E is filmed. We offer a unique opportunity to study and work alongside the full range of clinical professionals and their patients. Based in the thriving multi-cultural hub of Tooting in South West London, our location has the added advantage of being just a short tube ride from Central London and all the city lifestyle has to offer.

The Radiology Department provides comprehensive and extensive diagnostic and interventional radiological services – X-Ray, CT scanning, MRI, fluoroscopy, nuclear medicine and ultrasound, as well as 24/7 emergency services as part of the St George’s Hospital Trauma Centre.

We also have a range of specialist health and academic facilities to support your learning, listed below.

Imaging simulation suite

Our £1.8 million simulation facilities include two fully functioning ceiling-suspended X-ray tubes, four ultrasound machines, a mobile C-arm X-ray machine and mobile image intensifier, digital (DR) and computed (CR) radiography systems and picture archiving and communication system (PACS). You can familiarise yourself with and practise using all of the different equipment available in a safe, supervised environment. This enables you to get a real feel for how to manoeuvre the different parts and components of the machines, as well as practise patient positioning, imaging techniques and communication skills, both on mannequins and also safely on each other.

Dissection room

The dissection room is where present and future healthcare professionals and scientists in the hospital and University learn or refresh their anatomy knowledge directly from the human body, through access to cadaveric material and models, and plastinated (preserved) specimens. 

Pathology museum

Our on-site museum houses a collection of over 2,000 pathological specimens, including a number of original specimens donated by Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie in 1843. This space is used for small group tutorials by students across all of our courses as an educational tool to help you understand the mechanisms of disease.

Library and learning technology

Our modern health sciences library offers a wide range of books, e-books, academic journals and other resources to support you. You will also have access to online resources, such as the Canvas virtual learning environment

and our Hunter discovery service to help you find the information you need. The library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and comprises silent, quiet and group learning areas, as well as four group discussion rooms.

IT facilities

We have five computer suites housing 260 workstations. Three of these suites are accessible 24 hours a day. It’s easy to find a free space with our handy real-time computer locator. We also have 75 self-service laptops available. Free Wi-Fi covers the whole campus, including all accommodation. You can use these resources to access your course materials, discussion boards and feedback through Canvas.

Student support

Whether you are heading off to university straight from school or college, or returning to education as a mature student, we want to ensure your experience is positive from the outset. At St George’s, you’ll be welcomed by a multicultural student and staff body of different ages, ethnicities, nationalities and backgrounds, all with one thing in common – an interest in healthcare, science and medicine.

Students frequently tell us they greatly appreciate the diversity of our student and staff body, as well as the patients who access healthcare services in the borough of Tooting. We attract a substantial number – over two-thirds – of ‘mature’ students, aged 21 or over when they start; many have family and caring responsibilities.

We offer a full range of academic support and student services across all institutes, departments and faculties, some of which are listed below. We take pride in offering a transformative educational experience underpinned by cooperation and collaboration between staff and students. Our innovative Student-Staff Partnership Grants (SSPGs), for example, provide funding for small projects led jointly by students and staff.

Personal tutor

On arrival, you will be allocated a personal tutor – someone with whom you can have regular contact, who you ask questions and discuss problems with, both academic and personal. The main purpose of a personal tutor is to monitor your progress, pick up and help you resolve any problems, whether academic or welfare related. Even if they don’t have the answer they will point you in the right direction towards the best people to deal with specific problems.

Induction programme

Within your first week at St George’s, you’ll take part in an induction programme to help with your orientation and introduce you to various study skills, including interprofessional learning and use of the Dissecting Room. Additional sessions provide advice and guidance about the Registry, Students’ Union, personal tutor system, safety, occupational health and sexual health awareness.

Clinical placement support

We have service level agreements with most placement sites and lecturers act as clinical placement co-ordinators. They work closely with placement sites to ensure all students receive high quality training and mentoring whilst on clinical placements, and will visit students during placements to support and monitor progress.

Academic staff support

You’ll have access to your lecturers, usually by arrangement via email.

Mums and dads scheme  

‘Mums and dads’ is a buddy scheme organised by the Students’ Union. Every fresher (first year student) has the choice of being assigned a ‘parent’ from the year above in their respective course. The returning student then acts as a ‘go to’ for advice about courses and university life, providing an additional support system during your first year, both academically and socially. They have been in your position and know the struggles of starting university; they also know all of the best pubs, clubs, restaurants, gyms and will help introduce you to your new St George’s family. 

Student Life Centre

Our Student Centre team can help you with every aspect of student life: finances, accommodation, exams and assessment, academic procedures, admissions, international queries, disability and wellbeing, even finding your way around – whatever it takes to make you feel at home. Each course has a designated contact within the student centre to link to and your personal tutor can signpost you to relevant support, including a confidential counselling service. 

Careers service

Our careers service works to support current students and recent graduates to find and maintain the career of their dreams. We work with careers tutors from each course area to ensure that careers activities specific to your programmes and future profession come to you. Each year, primarily for second and third-year students, we hold an annual radiography careers fair, hosted online in 2020, to which we invite various NHS trusts to come and showcase their organisations.

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.

Covid-19 safety guidelines

  1. Get your shot 
    • Get vaccinated as soon as you can to protect yourself and others.
    • Vaccinations services are available in the Atkinson Morley Wing of St George's hospital.
  2. Wear a mask
    • Use a face covering when in communal or crowded areas to protect our community.
    • Type II masks are required on campus and available on site.
  3. Make space
    • Keep your distance when possible to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission.
  4. Take a test
    • Get tested twice a week to keep our community safe.
    • LFD test kits are available from the University reception Mon-Fri 10am-4pm. 

Our priority is to keep our students and staff safe and support their wellbeing, while protecting our community from the risks of Covid-19 on our site, based inside a hospital. We have listened to feedback and preferences from our student community about St George’s as a place to study. 

We won’t be making any significant changes to the content of our programmes, but there will be some changes to the way they are delivered. Please see below for further details of how this may affect this course. 

If government advice changes, we may need to update our plans, but our approach is designed to make it possible to continue with much of the on-campus teaching planned. If we do need to make changes, we will update this information, and will keep current students and offer holders informed by email

We will also continue to update our frequently asked questions page for applicants and offer holders and current students as more information becomes available. 

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Location of study

The course will be delivered as planned at our campus in Tooting, with on-site activities in compliance with relevant government covid guidance.

Course content

We have not made any significant changes to the content of your programme.

Overall, the course in content and structure will be the same as advertised.

How the course is being delivered

The existing learning outcomes for our modules and courses will remain in place.

The online components of the course will be designed to balance interactive real-time sessions with lecturers and other students, with self-paced independent study.

Students will have clear learning pathways through the activities they are expected to engage with, and there will be opportunities to check learning and progress.

Approximately 25% of the course will be delivered remotely, whilst 25% will be delivered on site and 50% will be delivered at the placement provider sites (Clinical Departments).

Course length

We are expecting to deliver the course within the planned timescales, and for successful students to graduate at the expected time.

Assessments

Examinations will be delivered onsite.

Additional costs

We do not expect students to incur any extra costs over and above those that we have advertised on the course page.

Course timetable

This will be variable, with potentially 2 to 3 days per week spent remotely and the rest taking place on site. Currently the dates are not known but any onsite teaching should be for the whole day.

Practice placement time will be 5 days a week spent at the clinical placement site.

Term dates

Consenting to these changes

At enrolment or re-enrolment you consented to the changes we anticipated as a result of the pandemic, which were outlined on the ‘Covid-19 updates’ tab of your course page at: www.sgul.ac.uk/study/courses.

The changes that we are making are the consequence of current public health advice and our need to anticipate changes to that advice. Our capacity to offer alternatives is therefore limited. We do not feel that the changes will adversely affect students.  

If you wish to avoid these changes (e.g. by taking a year out from your studies) please discuss this directly with your course team in the first instance.

We remain, as always, focused on the best experience and outcomes for our students.  

Making a complaint

If you have concerns about the quality of course delivery, please raise these with your course team in the first instance.

If you wish to take a more formal route, guidance is available to you in our student concerns and complaints procedure.

“I have found online studying to be quite successful for me. You can interact with your peers and lecturers as you usually would, but all from the comfort of your home. ”

- Jennifer, Medicine (MBBS) student, 4th year

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Duration

Three years, full time

Application Deadline

26 January 2022

UCAS Code

B821, institution code S49

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