Diagnostic Radiography (Pre-registration) MSc

  • Programme duration: Full-time: 24 months  
  • Programme start: January 2024
  • Entry requirements: You will have achieved a 2:2 or equivalent undergraduate degree within a related discipline, or a 2:2 and are able to provide wider contextual information of recent relevant experience or further study. See 'Entry Requirements' tab for more info.
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Want to work as a radiographer x-raying and scanning patients in an NHS or Private setting?  If yes, this course provides you with all the knowledge and practical experience you’ll need to become a qualified Diagnostic Radiographer.

We are looking for science or psychology (or similar) graduates with a 2:1 (2:2 might be acceptable with supporting information) to undertake this master’s degree.  You should be a caring, empathic person who is energetic and wants to make a difference to people’s lives.

This programme is a two-year pre-registration master’s degree. This means that it is an approved programme and completing this degree enables you to register with the Health Care Professions Council, the healthcare regulator, and work as a diagnostic radiographer in the UK; you have to have either a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree in diagnostic radiography to do this. You will start earning a salary in two years’ time after you graduate.

Hear more from Programme Lead, Dr Stuart MacKay.

You can also watch Admissions Tutor and Lecturer, Colette Bennion's overview of the programme below.

Why Health Sciences?

Breadth of expertise

The School comprises of programmes in Diagnostic Radiography, Theraputic Radiography and Oncology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Orthoptics and Physiotherapy and has a vibrant Postgraduate/CPD portfolio. The School is committed to delivering quality research to the highest ethical standards in order to improve knowledge and services for the health of the community. Our multi professional cohort of staff has a strong research profile and is committed to developing policy, practice and technology for the improvement of healthcare and service delivery.

Contributing to the advancement of health care practice

We offer taught modular postgraduate programmes, and higher degrees by research, providing extensive opportunity for in-depth study and development of advanced clinical skills in a range of areas and contributing to the advancement of healthcare practice, management and professional education.

Continuing professional development provision

The School also offers a wide range of accredited and non-accredited CPD modules and hosts a vibrant daytime and evening short course programme to maximise opportunity for attendance. The most up-to-date information about these activities is to be found on the School website.