Undergraduate

Diagnostic Radiography

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This two-year accelerated degree is the first in the country.
We’ve invested £28-million in our campus including our award winning Allam Medical Building.
Put your learning into practice on clinical placements
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This two-year accelerated degree is the first in the country.

That means that you'll graduate quicker, ready to make a real difference to your patients' lives.

The demand for medical imaging is rising fast, and imaging technology is developing at an incredible speed. This course will equip you with the skills to rise to the challenge.

  • Accelerated

    degree programme

  • Clinical placements

    with NHS and private partners

  • Peer assisted

    learning and support

  • Award winning

    Allam Medical Building on campus

  • Cutting edge technology

    at your disposal

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About this course

Diagnostic Radiography (medical imaging) is one of the most high-tech parts of modern healthcare and nearly every patient has some form of medical imaging to help diagnose their condition or to monitor their treatment or disease.

This means that the demand for medical imaging like X-rays, CT scans, MRI scans, ultrasound and scans using radioactive tracers is rising fast, and imaging technology is developing at an incredible speed.

Alongside the care skills required, diagnostic radiography is a science and technology-based discipline. Over the two years of this accelerated degree programme, you'll learn about the human body and medical imaging science, techniques and technology alongside the patient care skills needed to deliver high quality compassionate care.

You'll be trained to use cutting-edge technology to produce and process images of internal body structures like the bones, blood vessels and organs, or provide real time imaging to guide lifesaving surgery like the removal of a blood clot causing a stroke.

And then you'll put everything you've learned into practice in clinical placements, training alongside and supported by healthcare professionals and specialists as a valued member of their team.

When you graduate, you'll be eligible to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)2.


Final validation pending

We regularly review our courses to make sure they continue to meet our academic standards. Any changes to courses go through a re-validation process. 'Final validation pending' means that we intend to offer this programme, but it hasn't received final University approval yet. Please call our Admissions Service on 01482 466100 for confirmation that the course is approved and will be running.

Scheduled study hours and how you’re assessed

Throughout your degree, you’re expected to study for 1,200 hours per year. That’s based on 200 hours per 20 credit module. And it includes scheduled hours, time spent on placement and independent study. How this time’s divided among each of these varies each year and depends on the course and modules you study.

How you'll be assessed depends on the course you study, and the modules you choose. You may be assessed through a mix of examinations, coursework, presentations and group projects.

Choose your modules

Each year, you’ll study modules worth a certain number of credits, and you need 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits – so you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more. In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120. Some modules are compulsory, some are optional, so you can build a course that’s right for you.

This course is currently in development and module information will be published shortly.

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Entry requirements

What do I need?

When it comes to applying to university, you'll need a certain number of UCAS points. Different qualifications and grades are worth a different amount of points. For this course, you'll need…

We consider experience and qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations above.

But it's not just about the grades - we'll look at your whole application. We want to know what makes you tick, and about your previous experience, so make sure that you complete your personal statement.

Have questions? Our admissions team will be happy to help.

What do I need?

If you require a student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University of Hull.

If your English currently does not reach the University’s required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees & funding

How much is it?

Additional costs you may have to pay

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme. There are some extra costs that you might have to pay, or choose to pay, depending on your programme of study and the decisions you make:

  • Books (you can borrow books on your reading lists from the library, but you may buy your own)
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (incl. travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (incl. travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and PC’s on campus, but you may want your own)
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Professional-body membership
  • Graduation (gown hire and photography)

Remember, you’ll still need to take into account your living costs. This could include accommodation, travel, food and more.

How do I pay for it?

How much is it?

Additional costs you may have to pay

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme. There are some extra costs that you might have to pay, or choose to pay, depending on your programme of study and the decisions you make:

  • Books (you can borrow books on your reading lists from the library, but you may buy your own)
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (incl. travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (incl. travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and PC’s on campus, but you may want your own)
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Professional-body membership
  • Graduation (gown hire and photography)

Remember, you’ll still need to take into account your living costs. This could include accommodation, travel, food and more.

How do I pay for it?

Our academics

Our world-leading academics specialise in areas including cancer imaging, cardiovascular, haemostasis, diabetes, metabolism, respiratory and wound healing.

Researchers in our Biomedical Institute for Multimorbidity carry out work to understand the complex interplay between disease.

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Take a look at our facilities

Health Campus

Our home for the healthcare professionals of the future. Equipped with a simulated hospital ward, intensive care unit, resuscitation unit, and more.

Allam Medical Building

The award winning Allam Medical Building is the centre of our Health Campus, packed with cutting edge features including mock hospital wards and operating theatres.

Microscopy Suite

You could carry out research in our Microscopy Suite – an imaging facility for investigating the diagnosis of cancer and metabolic and cardiovascular diseases.

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Future prospects

A Diagnostic degree from Hull equips you with highly sought after skills and experience for a career in radiography in the NHS and beyond. And this accelerated course means that you'll be working with patients even sooner.

You’ll be eligible to work in health services like the NHS, as well as in the Armed Forces and private providers. Your experience will open doors to specialist, advanced practitioner and consultant radiographer roles as well.

Outside of health services, there are opportunities in sectors like industrial, veterinary and forensic radiography.

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Your next steps

Like what you’ve seen? Then it’s time to apply.

The standard way to apply for this course is through UCAS. This will give you the chance to showcase your skill, qualities and passion for the subject, as well as providing your academic qualifications.

Not ready to apply?

Visit our next Open Day, and see all that Hull has to offer for yourself. Talk to our lecturers about your subject, find out what university is really like from our current students, and take a tour of our beautiful campus and amazing facilities.

  1. (Teaching Satisfaction 6th, Feedback Satisfaction 7th) The Guardian University Rankings 2024.

  2. Subject to HCPC approval of this course.

 

All modules presented on this course page are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

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