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Keele University

Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging) with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: B822

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-A,B,C

To exclude Biology, Chemistry, Human Biology, Critical Thinking, General Studies and Physics.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

To exclude Science based subjects. GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A minimum of 6 GCSE subjects at grade C (or 4) or above including English Language, Maths and a combined or single Science. These must be taken in one sitting. Applicants should have obtained their GCSE qualifications before applying.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

To exclude Higher level Science.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

To exclude Science based subjects.

UCAS Tariff

120

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2021

Subject

Diagnostic imaging

At Keele University, we’re proud to be consistently ranked in the Top 3 UK universities for student satisfaction, which is testimony to the safe, supportive and welcoming campus we hope you’ll soon call home.

The course will provide you with the requisite science knowledge, enhance your study skills and give you an introduction to the employability skills required by health professionals. The Foundation Year is a well established and successful course which offers progression onto the full range of health degrees at Keele.

The Foundation Year offers an opportunity for students to enter a degree course in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences who do not meet the necessary criteria for direct entry. This is often because they have not studied the subjects required or because they have gained non-traditional qualifications. The programme of modules is tailored to the student’s chosen degree route.

After you have completed your Foundation Year, you could progress on to the Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging) programme. This course prepares you for an exciting career path. It will equip you with the skills to work at the cutting edge of technology within the medical sector, working
alongside scientists and engineers to develop new technology of the future.

You will learn to understand and manage the patient’s needs as well as delivering care safely and effectively. You will also learn about the science and technology of diagnostic imaging and how this is used in this dynamic field of clinical practice. Diagnostics play a vital role in every patients’ care pathway and for 90% of all patients, this will involve some form of diagnostic imaging performed by radiographers.

By studying radiography at Keele you will benefit from integrating with other healthcare students within the faculty, promoting the importance of working in a multidisciplinary team. You will get to learn in a variety of clinical settings including the University Hospital of North Midlands, which boasts one of the largest and busiest Imaging Departments in England.

As a radiography graduate from Keele, you will have the skills and knowledge that you will need not only to set out on your chosen career but also the foundations to build on this through continuous professional development to reach your career aspirations in this exciting and dynamic field of practice.

Modules

For a list of indicative and likely optional modules please visit the course website.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£19,800
per year
International
£19,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Keele University

Department:

School of Allied Health Professions

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Diagnostic imaging

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
34%
Male students
66%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


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What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

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med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

100%
Health professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Subjects allied to medicine

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

£22k

£25k

£25k

£25k

£25k

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