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Teesside University

Diagnostic Radiography

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

104-120

% applicants receiving offers

24%

Subjects
  • Medical technology
Student score
85% MED
% 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
Not Available

Science.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Any Science subject.

BTEC Diploma
MMD

112 UCAS tariff points in a science based subject.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD*

104UCAS tariff points (D*D) in a science or health subject. Points can also be taken from 1 additional A level or equivalent in a science or health subject, excluding General Studies.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

104-120 UCAS tariff points in a science or health subject.

UCAS tariff points
104-120

UCAS tariff points (Scotland)
120

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104-120 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

24%

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

You could work in one of several sections within the hospital medical-imaging department and carry out a variety of imaging investigations, including projection radiography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. You produce images to obtain or confirm a diagnosis, or you may be involved in therapeutic procedures like angioplasty. This course combines academic study with practice placements in imaging departments. You develop the knowledge, skills and experience for a rewarding career in diagnostic radiography. This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).Throughout the course, as part of the placement experience, you will be required to participate in a shift pattern rota or work weekends. Prospective applicants are advised to research the profession of diagnostic radiography prior to writing their personal statements and attendance at the selection event. The very best way to gain an impression of the role is to spend time in the clinical department. While recognising that this is difficult to arrange, we do provide a form to capture such experiences and this can be brought to selection events or posted to us prior to the (end of the UCAS cycle/May).

Modules

Year 1 core modules: pathophysiology for radiographers; preparation for practice; radiographic practice 1; regional anatomy; skills for appraising evidence (radiography). Year 2 core modules: imaging science and technology; non-ionising radiation imaging and informatics; professional ethics and values; radiographic practice 2; research, audit and data. Year 3 core modules: evolving imaging technologies; image interpretation; impact of health care policy on clinical imaging practice; radiographic practice 3; radiographic research proposal.

Teesside University

campus buildings

Students here are proud of our friendly and welcoming university. Teesside is dynamic and sociable, with a real commitment to teaching the wide range of students here. Our friendly town campus in the heart of Middlesbrough offers a first rate union bar, sport and leisure opportunities, nightclub and cafes, plus lots of great nights out with big names in music and comedy.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
27%
25%
48%

Year 1

33%
22%
45%

Year 2

21%
44%
35%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
42%
16%
42%

Year 1

20%
44%
36%

Year 2

33%
61%
6%

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 96%
Student score 85% MED
Able to access IT resources

96%

Staff made the subject interesting

100%

Library resources are satisfactory

100%

Feedback on work has been helpful

88%

Feedback on work has been prompt

92%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

92%

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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
9% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
69% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
43% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
337 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
47% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% 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

100%

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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