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University of Leeds

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
77% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£21.6k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

ABB including a science subject (biology, human biology, chemistry, physics or applied science). We consider all A-level subjects for the remaining grades, except general studies or critical thinking.

Scottish Highers

ABB, including 1 science. We consider all subjects for the remaining grades.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

BTEC Extended Diploma grades Distinction/Distinction/ Distinction and must contain 60 credits in approved Science modules.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 87 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

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

Radiography at Leeds is a highly rated course with 94% student satisfaction in the 2016 NSS and at least 95% of our students in study or employed in a professional/managerial job within six months - 2015 NSS. This degree will equip you to become a safe, reflective practitioner who is able to deliver care as part of a multidisciplinary team. We use both academic and workplace learning throughout an extended academic year. Our radiography programme runs over three years of full time study, which combines both theory and practice during a total of 56 weeks on placement. Placements are an integral part of your learning and we have an established circuit of high quality NHS environments in which you will receive clinical training from experienced radiography professionals. Clinical practice is a fundamental and critical component of the programme and you will gain lots of work experience in clinical departments with our partner regional NHS Trust Hospitals.


Year 1: Introduction to the fundamental principles of diagnostic radiography, including: basic aspects of radiography; safe use of radiation and equipment; communication skills; radiographic technique and positioning of patients; and musculo-skeletal anatomy. The key focus of this year is plain film radiography of the musculo-skeletal system, thorax and abdomen. Year 2: You will cover more advanced methods of imaging of body systems, such as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound and radionuclide imaging. This year will cover how to image a range of body systems including the respiratory system, gastro-intestinal tract, the cardio-vascular system and the urinary system. Year 3: Covers the more challenging and specialist aspects of radiography. Students develop a level of independence and professional responsibility in preparation for graduation and State Registration. Optional modules: paediatrics, ultrasound, a brief period of study abroad and trauma radiograph

University of Leeds

Brotherton Library

Studying at the University of Leeds and becoming a member of Leeds University Union will provide you with an experience like no other. The campus nestled in the heart of Leeds is a hive of activity from world-class research to inspirational academic lectures and exceptional Union events. We have more than 300 clubs and societies for sports, dance, media, politics and volunteering.

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 82%
Student score 77% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


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
6% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
65% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
28% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
417 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
70% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% 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 £21.6k LOW
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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