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Sheffield Hallam University

Diagnostic Radiography

UCAS Code: B821
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Medical technology
Student score
86% MED
% employed or in further study
97% LOW
Average graduate salary
£21.9k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
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Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points

128 UCAS points from three A levels (including at least 40 points from either Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics) or BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science, Health Science or Health Studies . Health and Social Care is not accepted as a relevant subject but can count towards the points. We do not accept AS levels. We do not accept General Studies.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 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


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


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

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Course description

Diagnostic radiographers use a range of the latest imaging technologies and techniques to produce images of the human body. They interpret and report on these to diagnose a disease or condition causing a patient's illness. Diagnostic radiographers also play an important role in the management of disease, and in the screening programmes for early detection of cancer. Radiographers do not just work in hospital X-ray departments. They provide a service for most departments within a hospital including accident and emergency, outpatients, operating theatres, wards, as well as working on ultrasound examinations, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), breast imaging or nuclear medicine. What you study Become a fully-trained radiographer qualified to work in hospitals on a course with a relatively small cohort and good lecturer-to-student ratio. Key areas include • musculo-skeletal and soft tissue imaging using different modalities • imaging science and technology • practice-based education • generating and evaluating evidence for practice. The Faculty of Health and Wellbeing delivers courses that enable graduates to register as professionals across a range of health and social care related subject areas. Current government policy drivers require different professional groups to work much more closely together in order to deliver better outcomes for people that use services, whilst making best use of public resources. The size and scope of provision at Sheffield Hallam means that you get to learn with, from and about other professions within health and social care. Our goal is to equip you with the knowledge, skills and values that enhance your employment opportunities, give you a strong professional identity as well as confidence in working with different professional groups and agencies. Expertise You also benefit from the clinical expertise and specialised subject areas of our teaching team, many of whom also practise clinically. Our lecturers are all registered practitioners and have a diverse wealth of radiography teaching experience between them. This experienced team introduces you to present day conventional radiography and new emerging technology and methods of imaging. Your student membership fees for the Society and College of Radiographers are paid for the duration of the course, enabling you to access the services they provide. Facilities As a student, your studies on campus centre around a fully equipped digital X-ray suite, which replicates the settings in which you learn and work. Placements and work experience Once you have learnt techniques in the University setting and X-ray suite, you then learn how to apply them in the real world with approximately half your course time on clinical placements. As a student on this course, your placement opportunities and subsequent career prospects are excellent thanks to close links with local and regional hospital departments. We also have special rotation placement sites available including neurological imaging and cardiac imaging departments. Diagnostic radiographers use highly technical equipment but the work also involves helping patients to relax and understand what is happening. You work with patients of all ages, from newborns to the elderly, and part of your training is learning to adapt your approach to meet the individual’s needs. During your time on placement, your clinical experience will reflect the working times of radiographers. This may involve shift work including weekends and evenings. It may also be necessary to live in hospital accommodation during placements. Professional recognition This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Graduates are eligible to apply to register with them and also apply to become members of the Society and College of Radiographers. You must be registered with the HCPC in order to practise as a diagnostic radiographer in the UK.


**Year one modules**- • preparation for practice • foundations for effective collaborative practice • imaging science 1 • application of imaging 1 • musculoskeletal 1 • clinical practice 1 **Year two modules**- • developing capability for effective collaborative practice • evidence based radiographic practice • imaging science 2 • application of imaging 2 • musculo-skeletal imaging 2 • clinical practice 2. **Year three core modules**- • enhancing quality of services, through effective collaborative preparation for employment • research in radiography • application of imaging 3 • clinical practice 3 You may share these modules with students from other health professional groups, including nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, radiotherapy and social work.

Sheffield Hallam University

Adsetts Learning Centre

Sheffield has all the excitement of a major city but the friendliness of a small town. The university and students' union work together to enhance the student experience; your employability is at the top of our agenda. We have lots of societies, sports clubs and volunteering opportunities, plus the largest number of students in Britain on courses with a year's paid work placement.

How you'll spend your time

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 93%
Student score 86% MED
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Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


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Staff value students' opinions



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
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
76% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
64% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
348 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
75% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
2% 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 97% LOW
Average graduate salary £21.9k MED
Graduates who are health professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The stats here mainly cover radiography graduates (diagnostic radiography more than therapeutic). 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. We are short of graduates in these roles, with radiography a particular area of concern and becoming one of the most in-demand specialities in the health industry and whilst this cannot guarantee you a job, outcomes are very good for graduates and this looks likely to continue.
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