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BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

36%

Subjects
  • Medical technology
Student score
88% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£21.7k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Grade C or above in a Science subject. Subjects that meet the Science requirement for this course: Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

To include 6 units in a science subject.

UCAS tariff points
120

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

36%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

A modular course which integrates academic study with practice placements; a large proportion of the modules are shared by the diagnostic and therapeutic radiography award routes with the exception of the professional studies modules which are discipline specific; successful completion of the award allows the graduate to practice as a State Registered Radiographer. Radiotherapy radiographers provide vital services to millions of people. Therapeutic radiographers need considerable knowledge of radiation science, technology, anatomy, physiology and pathology to carry out their work. Therapeutic radiographers plan and deliver prescribed treatments for cancer using x-rays and other types of radiation. They are fundamental to the care and support of patients undergoing cancer treatment. Before applying, you should visit a radiotherapy department. Successful completion of this course provides eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). It is a legal requirement that anyone who wishes to practice using a title protected by the Health Professions Order 2001 is on the HCPC Register.

Modules

Year 1: foundation clinical sciences for radiography; radiographic science; inter-professional learning 1; priniciples of radiotherapy and oncology; foundation radiotherapy practice; year 2: integrated health sciences for radiography; research methods for radiography; inter-professional learning 2; intermediate radiotherapy science and technology; intermediate radiotherapy clinical practice; year 3: research project; inter-professional learning 3; advanced radiotherapy studies; communication skills in cancer and palliative care.

Bristol, University West of England, (UWE)

Student Village

UWE strives to make its graduates the graduates of choice for employers. Enhancing students' employability in order to equip them to make the most of their career potential is a core objective. UWE has established employer partnerships with Airbus, Hewlett Packard, the BBC and the NHS helping us ensure skills, work experience and graduate capabilities are embedded in our courses.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
20%
47%
33%

Year 1

17%
44%
39%

Year 2

17%
65%
18%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
50%
37%
13%

Year 1

25%
62%
13%

Year 2

87%
13%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 94%
Student score 88% MED
Able to access IT resources

97%

Staff made the subject interesting

96%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

81%

Feedback on work has been prompt

81%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

94%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
5% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
72% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
31% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
352 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
73% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £21.7k MED
Graduates who are health professionals

94%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

2%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The stats here mainly cover radiography graduates – and as the country is currently short of specialists in some of this area, that means good job prospects and, often, decent starting salaries. With a lot of modern medicine (and dentistry) using high-tech equipment, there are big opportunities for medical technology grads, although most early careers are spent operating these complex instruments, rather than designing or developing them. Unemployment rates are relatively low in these subjects, and 80% of graduates with jobs became radiographers
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