What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Maximum of 3 A'levels, to include 40 points in Science or Psychology.
Must have studied Science or Psychology at Level 3
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers40%
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.
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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If you want a future career as a diagnostic radiographer, then you’ll require the anatomy and physiology knowledge of the human body and the skills to use medical imaging equipment – we’ll teach you it all. Our new course - accredited the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and approved by the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) - offers you an excellent start to your professional career, as our graduates are sought after by employers well before graduation. And, we’ve had commendations for our current and modern programme because it relates specifically to the requirements of the NHS and other healthcare services. Why Choose University of Cumbria To step into this profession, you will need to have the academic skills, but also competency in practical skills and so that is why you will spend 50% of your studies on clinical placement. Eligible to apply for registration as a fully-qualified radiographer with the Health and Care Professions Council and the Society and College of Radiographers after graduation Opportunity to focus and gain experience, both clinically and academically, in an imaging modality you are interested to progress into with the choice of pathway-specific modules in year 3 Direct access to £2 million-worth of digital imaging equipment to ensure your study and learning is current and relevant Taught in specialist clinical skills labs- replicating a hospital X-ray department and wards simulating the work place, so that you have the necessary skills to stand out from your competitors when you apply for jobs 50% of your studies are undertaken in a partner clinical centre, where you’ll be guided by registered professionals with a variety of experience and advanced radiological skills Our close working relationship with NHS and private health care partners, boosts your employment prospects Small class sizes mean that you are treat as an individual, a key member in a small team We have earned a reputation in specialist international research, so your studies are up-to-date with current practices Study in a friendly, professional environment All of our clinical placements offer the full range of imaging modalities including projectional radiography, computerised tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, radionuclide (gamma camera) imaging and ultrasound. You will spend your placement time within one Trust so you can develop and consolidate your competencies rather than constantly learning a new set of hospital procedures. Our graduates have a national reputation for clinical excellence, so why not join our course to ensure you gain the skills and are given the opportunities for an exciting progressive career in the medical imaging field.
Proposed under re-validation; Level 4 Introduction to Maths, Physics and Computing Radiobiology Clinical Radiation Protection Radiological Technologies I Working as a Professional Applied Clinical Studies I Projection of Radiographic Imaging and Skeletal Anatomy I Level 5 Human Science Anatomy for Imaging Broader Factors Impacting on Effective Practice Radiological Technologies I Applied Clinical Studies II Projection of Radiographic Imaging and Skeletal Anatomy II Level 6 Dissertation Professional Practice in Context Focussed Radiological Practice I Focussed Radiological Practice II Evaluating and Interpreting Medical Images
The University of Cumbria has multiple campuses - from Carlisle to London! - each offering a unique learning experience which enables students to have that small campus feel but be part of a bigger university community. With strong focus on vocational learning, it is 2nd in the UK for graduate employability with 97% in employment or further study within six months.
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