If you meet our minimum requirements, you will be invited for an interview. 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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Entry criteria 2019:


Grades Grade 4 / C or above.
Subjects 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.

International Baccalaureate

Award Full Award Diploma (including Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay modules)
Scores 5, 5, 4 at Higher Level and 4, 4, 4 at Standard Level.
Subjects At least one of Physics, Biology and Chemistry to Higher Level, and Mathematics and English Language to 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 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.
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 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.
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.
HKDSE 5,4,4 including one Science and excluding English and Liberal Studies. (An additional grade 5 in English can be used in lieu of the English Language requirements below).
EU and International qualifications Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

English language

GCSE / IGCSE English Language grade 6/ B or above


(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 67 (with at least 67 in Writing and at least 61 in your other 3 components).

Non-academic entry 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 see the 'Experience It' section of our Taste of Medicine programme
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: Tuesday, 21 May 2019 14:43