Our BSc programme in Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging will allow
you to gain an honours degree plus state registration with the Council
for Professions Supplementary to Medicine.
Ucas course code B820 BSc Rad D
Location Archimedes Centre, Wrexham
Course length 3 years
• 240 – 260 points at A level, from 3 full A levels. Must include biology
or physics or
• BTec Nat Diploma with Distinctions in Science or Health Science or
• Access course in science, health science or professions allied to
• Irish leaving certificate with a minimum of 360 points or
• Mature students will be considered on merit associated with qualifications
or evidence of recent study
GCSE (grades A-C) or equivalent in English/ Welsh and Maths is also
required for all candidates
Contact names Elizabeth Carver/ Barry Carver
What is this course about?
Admissions Tutor, Radiography
Tel: 01978 316205 (Mon – Thursday)
Radiography is one of the professions allied to medicine. Diagnostic
radiography provides an invaluable aid to clinicians in diagnosis and
disease. Diagnostic radiographers produce images involving use of X rays,
ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT)
and radionuclide imaging (RNI). At postgraduate level they may develop
their roles to include reporting on images, educating student radiographers,
postgraduate training of radiographers or carrying out fluoroscopic, angiographic
and endoscopic procedures.
Radiographers work in other areas in a hospital, in addition to the
imaging department, including A&E, operating theatres and on hospital
Why choose us? The programme offers you an honours
degree plus the right to apply for state registration with the Health
Our graduates have an excellent record of gaining employment.
More than 55% of your learning will be in the hospital environment
and no other university course offers more time in the clinical setting.
We provide a high level of support and guidance, using small group
tutorials wherever possible (and particularly in the clinical setting).
What will I study?
An extended year involving 16 weeks academic study and 22 clinical weeks.
Unlike most other courses, your clinical placement starts early in November
of this year; this means that you will quickly become familiar with
professional aspects of the course.
Core modules: clinical radiography 1; radiographic physics; biological
science 1; behavioural science 1
Emphasis is placed on application of knowledge in the clinical field,
linking academic theories with clinical practice. You will spend 15
weeks in the academic setting and 24 weeks in the clinical setting (including
elective placements at the end of the year). You will also prepare for
the research project in year 3.
Core modules: clinical radiography 2; radiographic technology and imaging;
biological science 2; behavioural science 2
There are 9 academic weeks and 25 clinical weeks in this year. You
will apply your learning to a research project and develop your analytical
skills in all aspects of the field of medical imaging.
Core modules: clinical radiography 3; comparative imaging; professional
practice; research project (dissertation)
How will I learn? You will attend the university for approximately
20 hours per week during academic blocks, with the rest of the time
allocated to study. Clinical weeks require attendance for 35 hours per
week. Delivery methods vary, to allow for different learning styles,
and include: lectures, tutorials, practicals, student centred presentations
and problem based learning. Please note that the course is not solely
delivered via problem based learning and that we use problem based learning
in order to develop analytical skills.
You will be expected to complete assignments and projects in your own
time and allocated study time; this includes preparation for clinical
assessment. Assessment includes: written assignment and exams, poster
presentations, oral presentations, clinical assessments, clinical portfolio,
problem based assessment and the dissertation
Career prospects These still continue to be excellent
and our graduates find employment very quickly after graduation. Career
progression is linked to continuing professional development, with the
opportunity to gain postgraduate qualifications.