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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. Accepted science subjects include Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Human Biology, Physics and Psychology.

Access to HE Diploma

D:21,M:24

Full Award Diploma (in a science subject). 60 credits at level 3 (45 graded and 15 ungraded). 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.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

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 in a Science subject with a Science A level.

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

DDM

Applied Science

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120

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Diagnostic imaging

Our Diagnostic Radiography BSc will equip you to use technology, such as X-ray, ultrasound, CT and MRI scanning, 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.

You will follow a rigorous education programme, where you will acquire broad experience in diagnosing and assessing patients with a variety of problems, disorders and injuries.

We have recently invested £1.8 million in our simulation facilities, which now include two fully functioning ceiling-suspended X-ray tubes, a mobile X-ray machine and mobile image intensifier, as well as two ultrasound machines. These allow us to simulate most areas of general radiographic practice and enhance your learning before your clinical placements.

In year 1, our interprofessional foundation programme will introduce you to the biomedical basics underpinning health science. Alongside this you will learn about the specifics of radiography. In year 2 you will start to develop your practical skills in a practice placement setting. In the final year, you will integrate your knowledge and practical skills in learning to critically evaluate your radiographic practice, essential to a career in radiography. You will also complete a research project on a relevant topic of your choosing.

This course gives you the opportunity to develop the full attributes, skills and knowledge required of a diagnostic radiographer in the changing healthcare environment. It prepares you for a range of career pathways, including clinical specialisation, management, teaching and research when you graduate.

You can also choose to carry on with your radiography studies at postgraduate certificate, diploma and Master’s level.

This course is taught in partnership with Kingston University, which will provide you with an expansive, multi-faculty experience alongside the health science expertise offered by St George’s.

**Course highlights**

- 50% of your time spent on placement as a student radiographer in an NHS trust

- Hands-on learning takes place in St George’s professional radiography suite, consisting of X-ray machines, ultrasounds, CT scanner and MRI machine

- Teaching staff have years of experience as radiographers

- Careers advice is embedded into our teaching

**About St George’s, University of London**

As the UK’s specialist health university, we’ve been improving health for over 250 years. Our close links with healthcare providers and our shared campus with one of the UK’s largest teaching hospitals, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, means St George’s will provide you with a unique taste of what your future working life holds. 

Modules

You can find extensive information about the modules you can expect to study on this course on our website: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/courses/diagnostic-radiography#modules

Assessment methods

You can find detailed information about assessment methods for this course on our website: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/courses/diagnostic-radiography#study

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£16,500
per year
International
£16,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
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.

71%
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

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
75%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
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

81%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
31%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
61%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
C

After graduation


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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
95%
low
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

What about your long term prospects?

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

Medical sciences

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

£28k

£28k

£31k

£31k

£33k

£33k

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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