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Diagnostic Radiography (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Ipswich, United Kingdom
From the beginning of your Diagnostic Radiography (Hons) programme fromUniversity of Suffolk, you start learning your skills using a range of sophisticated technology in a modern healthcare setting.
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From of X-rays, Computed Tomography (CT) and Ultrasound to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Nuclear Medicine, you gain the relevant expertise to produce high quality images to diagnose or assess injury or disease.

We also support you in building superb interpersonal, technical and problem-solving skills, while you learn about the needs of patients and patient pathways.

Work experience is invaluable in a rapidly evolving field. Your placement makes up 60% of your course – between 17-24 weeks each year – and takes place under the supervision of a dedicated practice educator.

We do our best to place you in your preferred hospital, however, we cannot guarantee this. Our regional NHS partners are:

  • Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust
  • Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust
  • West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust
  • James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford

In your final year, you have the fantastic opportunity to live and work in a Scandinavian country, Portugal, Netherlands, Malta, Ireland or Austria through our ERASMUS European Exchange. 

The three-month placement is your chance to specialise in an area such as ultrasound, pharmacology, emergency radiography, interventional radiography, or CT and MRI scanning, while enjoying a different country and culture.

Apart from Belfast, we are the only UK university to offer this exciting developmental experience. Visit the ERASMUS website to find out more.

Career opportunities

As a specialist Diagnostic Radiography (Hons) programme from University of Suffolk, we are very proud of our graduates, with the majority going on to careers as diagnostic radiographers. Other students progress to study for postgraduate qualifications in specialist areas so they can become advanced or consultant practitioners.

The skills learnt during the course are also transferable, opening up routes to other careers in education, industry and research. There are also opportunities to practice as a radiographer in a range of other countries.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Working in Healthcare
  • Foundations of Radiographic Science
  • Imaging of the Appendicular Skeleton and Chest
  • Imaging of the Axial Skeleton and Abdomen
  • Image Aquisition and Manipulation
  • Interprofessional Learning: Working with Others

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • 112 UCAS tariff points (or above), BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC) or Access to Higher Education Diploma - a minimum of 45 Level 3 credits at merit grade or above
  • Applicants are expected to hold five GCSEs grade 4/C or above to include Mathematics, English and Science.
  • Please note, equivalent Level 2 qualifications will not be accepted.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English, but who have been living in the UK for 2 years or more will be expected to hold GCSE English at Grade A-C, (grade 4-9 for the new GCSE), or a comparable GCSE equivalent from their home country.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16405 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16405 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Ipswich

  • 793 - 1510 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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