What students say about radiography and medical technology
My course is 50% academic study and 50% clinical placement. Assessments are essays, practicals and computerised exams. There are also assessments to undertake whilst on placement in hospital. I think you learn most on placement. I have enjoyed the first year very much!1st year, University of Salford
There is a lot of teaching and lectures each week. The course content in the first year was really interesting, and whilst at first seemed quite basic, it progressively got harder until the year ended. The type of work is examinations and coursework. Course-specific facilities are excellent.1st year, Bristol, University of the West of England
There is far less 'classroom' time than I expected. For a full-time course, I think the busiest week I've had probably amounted to about 10 hours. The lecturers are really helpful and the vast majority have worked (some still do) in the field they are teaching about. This can give a great insight into what to expect when on placement. Typical of universities, you are expected to research, plan and complete work on your own.1st year, University of Cumbria
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Subjects you need
A-levels (or equivalent) usually required
- At least one from biology, chemistry or physics
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- Entry test
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Longer term career paths
Jobs where this degree is useful
- X-Ray operator
Other real-life job examples
- Clinical photographer
- Medical instrument technician
What employers like about this subject
A radiography degree will teach you subject-specific skills in anatomy, physiology and pathology; the science, theory and practice of medical imaging and radiographic research methods and statistics. You will also get useful transferable skills such as good communication skills, problem-solving, evaluating and acting on evidence, and decision-making. Radiography graduates largely work in hospitals or specialist health facilities.