• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Studying Diagnostic Radiography With Foundation Year (Hons) programme at the University of Derby is for you if you have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to enter directly on to the Honours degree programme.

It provides you with a firm grounding in the skills and knowledge you need and introduces you to the subject area, enabling you to achieve your full honours degree in four years.

Including a foundation year as part of your four-year study programme will give you a head start in your academic and professional life. The foundation year offers the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence – with extensive support from our expert staff – before you advance to stage one of your honours degree. 

It could also be beneficial if you are planning a career change and want to get to grips with aspects of subjects which are new to you.

Careers

Graduates from the BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography degree are able to apply for registration with the UK Health and Care Professions Council as a diagnostic radiographer, as long as you meet the HCPC’s requirements, fully prepared to work in the rapidly expanding field of medical imaging.

Many graduates from the BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography degree go on to secure jobs at their placement hospitals and build on the skills they have gained on the course to become advanced practitioners.

Extensive careers guidance is integrated at every stage of the course, including CV writing and interview skills. There are annual recruitment days held at the University where you will have the chance to meet prospective employers.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Foundations in Physics
  • Principles of Chemistry
  • Principles of Radiographic Imaging 
  • Science and Technology of Imaging 
  • Anatomy and Physiology and Applied Imaging

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    56

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General Requirements

  • UCAS points: 80 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
  • Specific requirements at GCSE: GCSEs grades A-C or grade 4 including Maths, English and Double Science (or equivalencies)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14700 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Derby

  • 540 - 860 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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