Program Overview

Diagnostic radiographers use imaging techniques – such as radiography, fluoroscopy, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound – to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of illness.


LondonUnited Kingdom

  Course Duration

36 Months

  Tuition Fee

£ 18,770


IELTS: 6.5


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This accredited course provides the technological, biological and social knowledge required to practise as a diagnostic radiographer within a healthcare team.

City, University of London has one of the best-equipped radiography training facilities in the country and we’re 1st in London for Medical Technology. We offer students a unique learning environment, mirroring many of the facilities you will encounter in professional practice.

  • Benefit from opportunities arising from our close links with radiology departments in hospitals, the radiography profession and industry

  • Practise your skills in a simulated environment in our well-equipped Clinical Skills Centre, which includes a fully equipped X-ray suite and dental equipment

  • Spend approximately half your time on clinical placement – recent students have worked at the Royal Free Hospital, University College London Hospital, St Mary's Hospital, the Royal London Hospitals and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.

Course content

Over the three years of this BSc Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging) degree, you’ll develop into a competent and compassionate diagnostic radiographer, learning through a combination of theory and clinical experience.

Year 1

Develop a firm foundation in the principles and practice of diagnostic imaging. Understand the human body with topics in anatomy, physiology and pathology. Begin to develop your knowledge of imaging.


  • Common Module 1 (15 credits)

  • Common Module 2 (15 credits)

  • Radiographic Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology 1 (15 credits)

  • Scientific Principles of Medical Imaging 1 (15 credits)

  • Principles of Imaging in Practice 1 (15 credits)

  • Radiographic Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology 2 (15 credits)

  • Digital Imaging (15 credits)

  • Principles of Imaging in Practice 2 (15 credits)

Year 2

Move on to more specialised subjects and begin to apply the knowledge and experience gained in year one. Gain professional practical experience of medical imaging. 


  • Radiography Research & Statistics (15 credits)

  • Scientific Principles of Medical Imaging 2 (15 credits)

  • Advanced Principles of Imaging in Practice (30 credits)

  • Professional Practice in Medical Imaging (60 credits)

Year 3

Prepare for professional practice by learning about management and research. Further your image interpretation skills and complete a research exercise.


  • Scientific Principles of Medical Imaging 3 (15 credits)

  • Image Interpretation (15 credits)

  • Preparation for Radiographic Practice (45 credits)

  • Management and Advancement of Radiographic Practice (15 credits)

  • Research Exercise (30 credits)

  • Research Exercise 2 (30 credits)



Typically BBB. Must include one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics


120 UCAS tariff points

International Baccalaureate:

30 points (must include Physics)


Please see below for BTEC details.


A minimum of five passes grade 4 (C) in GCSE, including English and Mathematics and Double Science, in addition to other stated requirements.

In addition to our other entry requirements, City also accepts T-levels with the following grades:

T-Level in any of the following. Must have a grade of Merit, or above:

Entry requirements are currently subject to change.

Important information regarding COVID-19 vaccination


Clinical placements are an exciting and essential part of the training required to become a qualified Radiographer.


To protect students, staff and patients during these experiences, we strongly encourage our students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (unless medically exempt).

University preparation programmes

If you do not qualify for direct entry, you may wish to take a foundation programme first. These programmes are designed to prepare students for entry to City's undergraduate courses.

Access to HE Diploma

Pass in a QAA recognised Access to HE Diploma in Radiography or Science only with full award (60 credits) of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at Level 3 including 30 credits at Distinction with at least 6 credits at Distinction in Physics and 15 credits at Merit. Applicants must hold GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (4) or above.

Introduction to Health Sciences

If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course, you may be interested in our Introduction to Health Sciences course. This is completed over one year and provides an introduction to clinical and professional healthcare, enabling you to progress on to this course on successful completion (subject to meeting progression criteria, please visit the Introduction to Health Sciences course page for more details).

Selection process

As well as meeting the stated academic entry requirements, applicants will be required to attend an online interview as part of the selection process, to ensure that your values match those of the NHS Constitution.


Students are required to have occupational health and enhanced DBS (disclosure and barring service) clearance. Academic and character references are also required. Please see the Entry Requirements page for full information.

Mixed qualifications

We often use tariff points within our offers. Any conditional offer based on tariff is likely to only be based on the equivalent of an applicant's top three A-level grades.


We do not offer any flexible offers on this course.

Subject exclusions

We do not accept General Studies and Critical Thinking. These subjects will not be included in any conditional offer we make.

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

We welcome applications from students who are completing relevant EPQ Projects. Whilst we recognise the value of these projects in preparing students for independent learning at university, the EPQ is unlikely to form part of any conditional offer we make.


The EPQ will also not lower the specifics of any conditional offer we choose to make. We will consider the EPQ as part of the holistic assessment of the application and it could be used to form part of our final decision at Confirmation stage.

AS levels

We recognise that there will be differences of opportunity varying by school and college. As not all students will have the opportunity to sit AS Level exams, it is unlikely we will include AS Level grades in any offer we choose to make.


Where students have completed an AS Level subject, we will consider this as part of the holistic assessment of the application and it could be used to form part of our final decision at Confirmation stage.


Special requirements

Applicants must usually complete a clinical visit and return a supportive clinical visit feedback form. Clinical visit forms are not required for 2021 intake.


  • Health and Science: Healthcare Science.

  • Pearson BTEC National Extended Diploma (2016 – present) - DDD (Applied Science or Medical Science or Biomedical Science only)

  • Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) (2010 - 2016) - D*D*D (Applied Science or Medical Science or Biomedical Science only)

  • BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (2002 – 2010) – D*D*D (Applied Science or Medical Science only)


English language requirements

If your first language is not English, we will require evidence of English language proficiency. Minimum requirements are:


7.0 overall with at least 7.0 in Writing, 7.0 in reading, 7.0 in Listening and 7.0 in Speaking

  • TOEFL Internet Based Test (iBT): Minimum score of 100/120

Fees for year 2022/23





The fees indicated are for undergraduate entry in the 2022/ 23 academic year only. Fees for future years may be subject to an inflationary increase, which is normally 2%.


This degree equips you with the skills to become a Therapeutic Radiographer, a job that makes a real difference to the lives of people with cancer.

Upon graduation, you will be professionally recognised by the Society and College of Radiographers. You will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to practise in the UK.

Graduates of this course have strong career prospects. The majority find employment in the NHS or private hospitals, with an annual average salary of around £25,000 within 15 months of finishing the course. Many work in leading hospitals in London, throughout the UK or practise internationally.


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