Course details

Study options

Full-time: 4 years

UK/EU fee

£9,250 per year (2018/19)

UCAS points

80 (September 2018 entry)

UCAS code

B82F

Course level

Undergraduate

Qualification

BSc (Hons)

Start date

September

Location

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Course description

Please be aware that this course is no longer accepting applications for September 2018 entry.

A career in Healthcare means you will be making a difference to the lives of other every day.

Beginning with a foundation year

Studying BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography with a Foundation Year is for you if you have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to enter directly on to the Honours degree programme.

It provides you with a firm grounding in the skills and knowledge you need and introduces you to the subject area, enabling you to achieve your full honours degree in four years.

Please see our BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography page for more information.

What you will study

You’ll study modules such as:

  • Fundamentals of Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Foundations in Physics
  • Principles of Chemistry
  • Work Based Learning
  • Working in Health & Social Care
  • Study Skills
  • Principles of Radiographic Imaging 1‌
  • Science and Technology of Imaging 1‌
  • Anatomy and Physiology and Applied Imaging
  • Principles of Radiographic Imaging 2‌
  • Developing Professional Practice 1‌
  • Principles of Radiographic Imaging 3‌
  • Research Methods for Practice‌
  • Science and Technology of Imaging 2‌
  • Principles of Radiographic Imaging 4
  • Developing Professional Practice 2
  • Skills for Graduate Practice
  • Independent Practice‌
  • Principles of Radiographic Imaging 5
  • Developing Professional Practice 3‌
  • Quality Improvement
  • Advancing Practice and Technology

How you will learn

From day one you’ll get all the benefits of being a University of Derby student, plus extra support to help you build your knowledge, skills and confidence.

Our teaching team includes qualified health professionals with experience of working in clinical or community settings. Many hold external roles with hospitals, the College of Radiographers, the Health and Care Professions Council, and other universities.

Our Programme Leader, Alex Partner, previously worked as a full-time clinical radiographer at Leicester Royal Infirmary, gaining experience in CT, theatre, fluoroscopy, paediatrics, plain film and accident and emergency radiography. 

She has a special interest in plain film trauma imaging and CT. Her research interests centre on radiography education. Alex is an external examiner for Portsmouth University, a peer reviewer for the Radiography journal and an ISAS assessor. She also sits on the HCPC ‘fitness to practise’ panels.

Entry requirements

September 2018 typical entry requirements

UCAS points80
Specific requirements at A-levelN/A
Specific requirements at GCSE

English, Maths and Double Science

Interview / AuditionYes - see interview details
PortfolioN/A

An Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service certificate cleared by the University is required for this course. We will contact you with information on how to complete this once you have applied. More information.

Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.

September 2019 typical entry requirements

UCAS points80 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
Specific requirements at A-levelN/A
Specific requirements at GCSE

GCSEs grades A-C or grade 4 including Maths, English and Double Science (or equivalencies)

Interview / AuditionYes - see interview details
PortfolioN/A

Alternative entry qualifications

We usually consider an A-level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria/offer conditions.

An Occupational Health Assessment and Clearance by the University is required for this course. We will contact you with information on how to complete this when required. More information.

Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.

Fees and funding

2018/19 Fees

 Full-timePart-time
UK/EU

£9,250 per year

N/A

International

N/A

N/A

From 2017/18, new students on Nursing and Allied Health Profession (AHP) courses will take out maintenance and tuition loans like other students rather than receiving an NHS grant. Find out more.

Additional financial support is available from the NHS for this course. Please see their webpage for more information.

For an independent view on student finance see Martin Lewis' Money Saving website.

Further information about our fees and support you may be entitled to.

For more information on student loans for health programmes please visit The Council of Deans webpage here.

How to apply

Please be aware that this course is no longer accepting applications for September 2018 entry.

Careers

Graduates from the BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography degree are able to apply for registration with the UK Health and Care Professions Council as a diagnostic radiographer, as long as you meet the HCPC’s requirements, fully prepared to work in the rapidly expanding field of medical imaging.

Many graduates from the BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography degree go on to secure jobs at their placement hospitals and build on the skills they have gained on the course to become advanced practitioners.

Extensive careers guidance is integrated at every stage of the course, including CV writing and interview skills. There are annual recruitment days held at the University where you will have the chance to meet prospective employers.

Opportunities for further study

We offer an exciting range of postgraduate courses to help you take your qualifications, skills and experience to the next level or to pursue new directions within the profession. These include our innovative MSc Medical Ultrasound which features a flexible part-time pathway as well as a fast-track full-time pathway.

You could also consider various postgraduate qualifications specialising in areas such as osteoporosis and falls management, bone densitometry reporting, and radiographic image analysis of the appendicular skeleton.

Ongoing careers support

Our Careers and Employment Service will provide you with help, guidance and support from day one of your course – and for up to three years after you’ve completed your studies.

Contact details

EnquiryEmailPhone
Course: Alex Partner (Programme Leader) admissionsBScDR@derby.ac.uk  +44 (0)1332 593035
Course: Nichola Tucker (Admissions Tutor) admissionsBScDR@derby.ac.uk  +44 (0)1332 593695
Admissionsaskadmissions@derby.ac.uk+44 (0)1332 591167
Generalmarketing@derby.ac.uk+44 (0)1332 590500

† Additional information about your studies

Download programme specification

Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.

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