Diagnostic Radiography BSc (Hons)

Key information

  • Course length: 3 years
  • UCAS code: B821
  • Year of entry: 2020
  • Typical offer: A-level : BBB / IB : 30 / BTEC : Applications considered
Health Sciences

This is a vocational programme with a large amount of clinical practice throughout the three years.

The aim of this programme is to equip you with the knowledge, skills and attributes you will need to meet the challenges of being a competent and caring diagnostic radiographer working at the centre of modern medicine. 

You will acquire the necessary anatomical structure and physiological function of the human body in order to support clinical radiographic practice.

You will be introduced to a variety of clinical situations, giving context to numerous psychosocial, physical and environmental factors, which affect patient/radiographer interaction.


Programme in detail

You will study a range of modules including anatomy, physiology, pathology radiation science, and profession-specific modules

The clinical component of the course is taught in clinical sites throughout the region. Students attend clinical placements in several week blocks throughout all 3 years.

During the programme you will have the opportunity to undertake an elective in an imaging department of your choice.

Department Key Facts

Number of first year students

322 Year One undergraduates the School of Health Sciences in 2018

UK league tables

Ranked 1st for Nursing in the Guardian University Guide 2018 and 5th for Occupation Therapy in the Complete University Guide 2019

National Student Survey

• 100% overall satisfaction at programme level for Orthoptics BSc (Hons), Diagnostic Radiography BSc (Hons) and Physiotherapy BSc (Hons) (NSS 2018, University of Liverpool analysis of unpublished data)

Why this subject?

Strengthen your career prospects. Benefit from our experience in delivering over 100 years of teaching across practical and professionally focused programmes.

Learn from experienced, registered, working practitioners. Our curriculum is developed and assessed by leading healthcare providers, including Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital Trust, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Clatterbridge Cancer Centre and the Christie, Manchester. Many such partners across the North West provide exciting placement opportunities.

Bring your learning to life through clinical experience. Gain a breadth of patient-focused practical experience in a region with a particularly diverse population, providing an invaluable insight to future roles.

Prepare for practice by studying with professionals from across the Health Sciences. Inter-professional modules reflect the multi-profession, team approach that you will encounter in today’s healthcare settings.