36 months
9250 GBP/year
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Do you have the ambition to become an essential member of a healthcare team, using the latest technology to diagnose and treat people's illnesses?As a Diagnostic Radiographer, you'll examine patients using the latest imaging techniques – from conventional radiography, CT scanning and fluoroscopy to more specialised modalities such as ultrasound, magnetic resonance and radionuclide imaging.

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You might also comment on the images you create so that the correct treatment can be given. You'll provide a service to most hospital departments.

On this BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography and Medical Imaging degree, you'll learn how to use specialist medical imaging and radiography equipment effectively, and develop professional skills for your career.

In year 1, you'll learn the foundational skills and knowledge needed for a career as a radiographer, and then build on this in years 2 and 3 in areas such as evidence-based decisions making, human biology and image interpretation.

You'll spend up to 13 weeks in each year on clinical placements, applying the knowledge and practical skills you learn under the supervision of a mentor and other clinical staff.

When you complete the course successfully, you’ll be eligible to apply to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Diagnostic Radiographer.

On this  degree course you’ll:

  • Examine areas such as radiation science, human anatomy, modern technology and effective communication
  • Investigate areas such as radiation science, human anatomy, modern technology and effective communication
  • Learn how to evaluate images from the technology you use to identify illnesses and treatment options
  • Work in an environment that prepares you for your career, working alongside other clinical departments and experienced Diagnostic Radiographers
  • Use our simulation facilities including the digital X-ray suite
  • Attend clinical placements, where you'll engage with and examine patients under the supervision of experts

Careers and opportunities

Diagnostic radiography is a rewarding career that's essential to modern medicine.

Without diagnostic radiographers it would be harder to diagnose, treat and manage illness and disease. They provide essential services to millions of people every year and are often the first people patients and service users come into contact with during their care. 

The 2018 Society of Radiographers annual report highlights there's a growing demand for radiographers. 

The role is varied and every day is different so it's an occupation that's rarely dull.


This course was approved by the College of Radiographers for 5 years from 16 March 2020. It's also approved by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Applied Diagnostic Radiography Professional Practice 
  • Engaging with Service Improvement
  • Evidence Based Decision-Making
  • Human Biological Principles 
  • Imaging Science and Clinical Governance 
  • Enhancing Diagnostic Radiography Professional Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

112-120 points from 3 A levels, or equivalent, including a minimum of 32 points from a Science subject (preferably Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics). A levels in Applied Science, PE, Psychology and Sports Science are considered. BTEC Extended Diploma in a Science based subject and Science based Access to Higher Education awards are also welcomed. All shortlisted applicants will need to attend an interview. Applicants must pass Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Occupational Health checks before starting the course.

Tuition Fee

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    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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