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:

GCSEs or EU/International equivalent

2019 GCSE Requirement

Grade 4 or above


A minimum of five subjects must include:
English Language, Maths and sciences, including Biology, Chemistry, Physics or combined Sciences (double or triple award)

Additional requirements
If you studied under an educational system that did not include GCSEs we will consider your academic record at the equivalent stage. However, we will not accept Adult Literacy and Numeracy or Functional Maths in lieu of GCSEs.
Applicants are required to provide details of their full academic study prior to their current course of studies.  Applicants should also be aware that they will be required to provide certificates confirming these details.

A Levels or equivalent

2019 A Level Requirement
Grades BBB
Subjects A level: three subjects including one science.
General studies and Key skills not accepted.
Additional information
A levels must be completed within two years, although modular re-sits will be considered.


2019 International Baccalaureate Requirement
Award Full award diploma (including Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay modules)
Scores 5, 5, 4 at Higher Level (HL).
4, 4, 4 at Standard Level (SL).
Subjects Physics, Biology and Chemistry (at least one to HL), and Mathematics and English to at least SL.


2019 Access diploma Requirement
Award Full award diploma.
Scores 60 credits at level 3 (45 graded and 15 ungraded)
Grades 45 pure science related credits graded at Distinction or Merit including at least 9 credits in Physics.
Overall 21 credits must be graded at distinction and 24 at merit.
Subjects Physics (9 credits), modules graded at merit or above, excludes sociology.
Additional credits Any other level 3 credits outside the 60 credit diploma will not be accepted.

Applicants are now required to sit separate GCSEs in English Language and Maths in conjunction with their Access course if they do not already have them at the required standard at GCSE level.

GCSE Mathematics and English Language
Applicants are now required to sit separate GCSEs in English and Maths in conjunction with the  Access course, if not already achieved to minimum grade 4.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that they are able to meet our academic criteria as stated above before making an application. If you are unsure that your college will be able to meet the academic conditions, then you should check with the college directly.

Students studying an access course should provide a detailed transcript. Elements included in the diploma should be clearly indicated and marked as pass, merit or distinction.
All units must be verified by the local Open College Network (OCN).


2019 Requirements - 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 C.
National Diploma (BTEC) Distinction, Distinction, Merit in Science.
National Diploma in Public Services only considered if supplemented by additional science A Level.
National Certificate (BTEC) Distinction, Merit only considered if supplemented by additional science A Level.
Birkbeck College Certificate in Life Science 65% overall.
Science Foundation Course 65% per module.
HKDSE 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 C or above, you will need to offer the Discovering Mathematics module, 30 units.
All results must be verified by us by 1 September of the year of entry.
Undergraduate degree (science related) 2.2 Honours or higher.
Undergraduate degree (non-science related) 2.2 Honours or higher supplemented by an A-level (A2) in a science subject or an Access to Science course.

EU and International qualifications

We require applicants to ensure that that their qualification meets our entry requirements prior to application.

If you hold EU or international qualifications which are not listed above, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for advice.

2018 English language Requirement (This will be updated for 2019 Entry soon)

If English is not your first language and you have not sat an GCSE/IGCSE, you must provide evidence of your proficiency via the tests listed below.  The test is valid for a period of two years.
GCSE / IGCSE English Language grade B or above
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
7.0 overall (including 7.0 in written and speaking element and a minimum score of 6.5 in the reading and listening element)*
Pearsons Test 67 overall (including 67 in written and speaking element and no section less than 61)*
Additional requirements
*Applicants who have sat the examination more than twice in one year will not be considered.

Other essential criteria

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 visit www.tasteofmedicine.com (Experience It).
Personal statement Must demonstrate a broad awareness of the scope of radiography and show a keen interest in a career in this area.
Health and police screening Satisfactory clearance in both, including immunisation against Hepatitis B, MMR, Meningitis, TB and Chicken Pox.
Professional registration If you belong to a registered professional body please provide details at interview.
Own Test (Literacy and Numeracy)
Candidates invited to the interview and on selection day will be required to sit a numeracy and literacy test.
Date of test: On interview day

Work experience

All applicants should demonstrate relevant work experience (e.g. shadowing a radiographer). If invited to interview you will be asked to submit evidence of all work experience listed on your UCAS form. On the day of your interview you will be required to provide the completed clinical visit form below.

Please download the Clinical Visit PDF form which will confirm where you gained your work experience and details about the experience and your performance. 

If you gain any work experience between completing your UCAS form and being called for interview, you can also submit another form for this placement.

Clinical visit form (PDF)

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

Dress code policy (PDF)

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.

Health and police screening

Candidates accepted onto healthcare courses are required to pass 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 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: Thursday, 28 February 2019 16:26