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    The world of Diagnostic Radiography changes rapidly, and this programme is designed to give graduates the skills, competencies and attributes needed to thrive in this environment. Glasgow Caledonian University is the largest Scottish educator and provider of Diagnostic Radiographers, and we have a dedicated X-ray suite and digital image viewing equipment on campus.

    Practice placement is an essential part of this four-year programme - and you'll experience a range of placements in general and specialised imaging departments. There's also a four-week elective placement at the end of Year 3 where students can choose to work in departments within the UK and worldwide.

    Career opportunities are wide and varied, and you could achieve Advanced and Consultant Practitioner status. The NHS employs 90% of all Diagnostic Radiographers, and there are also opportunities in private practice and industry.

    Completion of this degree leads to eligibility to apply for registration with the Health Professions Council, and membership of the Society of Radiographers. The qualification is recognised worldwide - which allows for opportunities for employment in both the UK and worldwide.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Tuition fee Not specified Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    Year 1: Foundations for Practice in Health and Social Care, Fundamentals of Human Physiology, Fundamentals of Practical Practice, Radiographic Principles 1, Applications of Professional Practice.

    Year 2: Research in Health and Social Care, Skeletal Trauma Image Interpretation, Radiographic Principles 2, Radiographic Principles 3, Professional Practice and Education 2.

    Year 3: Investigating Effective Practice, Oncology, Diagnosis and Treatment, Interventional Therapy and Preventative Medicine, Strategies for Best Practice in Diagnostic Imaging, Professional Practice and Education 3.

    Year 4: Organisations, Policy and Professional Practice, Developments in Professional Practice, Honours Project, Professional Practice and Education 4.

    Work placement: Practice placement forms an integral part of this degree and time spent on placement increases throughout the four years of the programme.

    Assessment: A variety of methods are used, including formal examinations, coursework, e-exams, practice assessments and objective practical and structured radiographic exams, making use of images from a range of imaging modalities including Conventional Imaging, CT, MRI, Ultrasound and Radionuclide Imaging.

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    English Language Requirements

    CAE score : 60(Grade C)

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    Higher: BBCC, A Level: BCC, ILC: BBBB.

    Essential subjects: English plus two science subjects (Higher/ILC-H) from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics, with preference to Physics. Physics must at least be achieved at S Grade 2/Int 2/ILC-O C. One science subject at A Level, plus Mathematics, English and Physics/Double Award Science at GCSE C.

    FE college students: Contact us or visit for a copy of our College Student Supplement.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Glasgow Caledonian University.


    The programme has been approved by the Health Professions Council and The Society and College of Radiographers. Graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the Health Professions Council and for membership of the Society of Radiographers.

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