If you meet our minimum requirements, you will be invited for interview. With the exception of GCSEs, all qualifications must have been completed within the previous five years, including the year of application.

Students at work in clinic

Entry criteria 2019:


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

A Levels

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

Award Full Award Diploma 
Scores 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

Award Full Award Diploma.
Scores 60 credits at level 3 (45 graded and 15 ungraded)
Grades 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
HKDSE 5,4,4 including one science, excluding English and Liberal Studies. (An additional grade 5 in English can be used in lieu of the English Language requirements below).
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 Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

Dress code

Whilst on a placement during the course, students will need to comply with the dress code policy. Please download a copy for reference:

Dress code 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.

Last Updated: Tuesday, 21 May 2019 14:32