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St George's, University of London

Diagnostic Radiography

UCAS Code: B821

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Subjects must include one science subject. General studies and Key skills not accepted. A levels must be completed within two years, although modular re-sits will be considered.

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

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. Physics (9 credits), modules graded at merit or above, excludes sociology. Any other level 3 credits outside the 60 credit diploma will not be accepted.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29

Students must complete the full IB Diploma including 554 at Higher Level (HL) and 444 at Standard Level (SL). Physics, Biology and Chemistry must be taken (at least one to HL), and Mathematics and English to at least SL.

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

D,M

Distinction, Merit only considered if supplemented by additional science A Level.

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

DD

Distinction, Distinction, Merit in Science. National Diploma in Public Services only considered if supplemented by additional science A Level.

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120

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Diagnostic imaging

The Diagnostic Radiography BSc course will equip you to use technology, such as X-Ray, Ultrasound, CT and MRI, to make high-quality clinical images of the internal structure and workings of the body, in order to detect and monitor disease and the effects of trauma.

This course is taught in partnership with Kingston University. You'll benefit from a large, multifaculty experience combined with the health science expertise offered by St George’s, University of London.

You will follow a rigorous education programme in hospitals, where you will acquire broad experience in the diagnosis and assessment of patients who present a variety of problems, disorders and injuries. Substantial emphasis will be placed on clinical reasoning and the evaluation of practice.

In year one you participate in our interprofessional foundation programme at St George’s, introducing you to the biomedical basics underpinning health science, and receive discipline-specific radiography education.

In year two you are introduced to practice and given the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills in a practice placement setting.

In the final year, the focus is on integrating your knowledge and practice skills. You will develop skills of critically evaluating your radiographic practice for your future career. You also complete a research project on a radiography related topic of your own choice.

Assessment methods

A combination of academic coursework (including essays, reports and presentations), written and practical examinations, practice placement assessments and a research dissertation are used to assess your progress.

St George's builds in opportunities for formative assessments and provide feedback on assessment tasks so you know what you need to do to optimise your performance.

Tuition fees

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International
£16,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

St George's, University of London

Department:

School of Radiography

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

63%
low
Diagnostic imaging

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Medical technology

Teaching and learning

59%
Staff make the subject interesting
73%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

64%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
74%
Course specific equipment and facilities
29%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
29%
Male students
71%
Female students
66%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Medical technology

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.

£22,500
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
96%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

96%
Health professionals
2%
Teaching and educational professionals
2%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

The stats here mainly cover radiography graduates (diagnostic radiography more than therapeutic). With a lot of modern medicine (and dentistry) using high-tech equipment, there are big opportunities for medical technology grads, although most early careers are spent operating these complex instruments, rather than designing or developing them. We are short of graduates in these roles, with radiography a particular area of concern and becoming one of the most in-demand specialities in the health industry and whilst this cannot guarantee you a job, outcomes are very good for graduates and this looks likely to continue.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Diagnostic imaging

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

£23k

£23k

£26k

£26k

£30k

£30k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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