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Cardiff University

Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging

UCAS Code: B821
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

43%

Subjects
  • Medical technology
Student score
79% LOW
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£21.5k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB

BBB Any Science subject at grade B.

Scottish Highers
AAAA

AAAA, to include Science

Scottish Advanced Highers
BBB

BBB Science must be included in subjects offered Any Science subject.

BTEC Diploma
MDD

BTEC Science / BTEC Health Studies.

BTEC Certificate
MD

BTEC Science / BTEC Health Studies.

BTEC Award
D

BTEC Science / BTEC Health Studies.

International Baccalaureate
28

At least one Science subject must be offered at Higher Level grade 6.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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

43%

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

Not available

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

Modules

Cardiff University

Campus life

A world-leading university in the vibrant capital city of Wales: 94% of our 2010 graduates are in work or further study six months after graduation. You'll be part of a Russell Group university and one that is ranked in the top 1.5% of the 10,000 universities globally. With over 26,000 students and 6,000 staff, the academic community is the size of a small town, with an active union to match.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
32%
50%
18%

Year 1

14%
69%
17%

Year 2

54%
26%
20%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
38%
13%
49%

Year 1

25%
33%
42%

Year 2

58%
42%

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 84%
Student score 79% LOW
Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

80%

Library resources are satisfactory

87%

Feedback on work has been helpful

51%

Feedback on work has been prompt

52%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

72%

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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
6% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
74% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
349 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
58% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% 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 £21.5k MED
Graduates who are health professionals

89%

Graduates who are sports and fitness occupations

3%

Graduates who are administrative occupations: office managers and supervisors

3%

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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