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University of Liverpool

Diagnostic Radiography

UCAS Code: B821

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Three A2 Levels (or two A2 Levels and two AS Levels with potential higher grades required) with at least one Science subject. Note: General Studies is not accepted Higher grades may be required from resit students and Applied Science A2 Level must be accompanied by another Science A-Level, not applied. 5 GCSE subjects graded A*-C and must include English Language, Mathematics, and Science Where numerical grading is introduced English Language, Mathematics and Science will be required at grade 5.Science Dual Award is acceptable. Core and Additional Science accepted. All GCSEs should be obtained at one sitting.

Access to HE Diploma

D:39,M:6

60 credits at Level 3 (all should be new learning, ie. GCSE awards cannot be APL’d against the Diploma). 39 credits passed at distinction with a minimum of 15 out of 39 credits in modules relating to Biology, Maths and Physics. The remaining 6 credits must be passed at merit or higher. The remaining 15 credits may be gained from ungraded credits at Level 3 and should be from academic subjects. Either another science or additional credits from the subjects stipulated above, 5 GCSE subjects graded A*-C and must include: English Language, Mathematics and Science. Access courses via distance learning are not acceptable for entry on to this programme. For details of full Access Course requirements please download Access Course requirements for Diagnostic Radiography.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

30 points to include 3 Higher Level subjects at a minimum of grade 5. Biology must be offered at a minimum of a grade 6. Higher level subjects must include Biology, Mathematics or Physics.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H2,H2,H3,H3,H3

Leaving Certificate: 6 Higher Level subjects. 1 subject at grade H1 to include a science subject such as Maths, Physics, Biology or Chemistry, and 2 subjects at grade H2 or above to include a further science subject and or Maths. The remaining 3 subjects must be graded at H3 or above. Out of the six subjects, English, Mathematics and a Science subject must be included. Higher grades may be required from students resitting.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

5 GCSE subjects graded A*-C and must include English Language, Mathematics, and Science Where numerical grading is introduced English Language, Mathematics and Science will be required at grade 5.Science Dual Award is acceptable. Core and Additional Science accepted. All GCSEs should be obtained at one sitting. We will accept ONE BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate at a minimum of Distinction. This must be accompanied by two A2 at Grade B, of which one subject should include Biology/ Human Biology, Physics, Maths or Chemistry. Three separate subjects must be taken between the two qualifications. BTEC National Diploma in Health and Social Care or Applied Science/ Medical Science graded at DD will be accepted. This must be accompanied by one A Level at grade B. In total, between the two qualifications; two separate subjects must be taken. BTEC National Extended Diploma (180 credits) in either Applied Science/ Medical Science or Health and Social Care at DDD.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,B

Advanced Higher Level/ Higher Level A minimum of 5Bs from any combination of advanced higher and higher. Higher subject should demonstrate a broad science background. Consideration will only be given to Advanced Highers in different subjects to those of Highers. Subjects to include: Biology/Human Biology/PE at a minimum of grade B.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B,B

Advanced Higher Level/ Higher Level A minimum of 5Bs from any combination of advanced higher and higher. Higher subject should demonstrate a broad science background. Consideration will only be given to Advanced Highers in different subjects to those of Highers. Subjects to include: Biology/Human Biology/PE at a minimum of grade B.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A

Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate: Grade BB at A-Level, to include one Science subject, plus Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at grade A.

UCAS Tariff

120-144

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

25%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Diagnostic imaging

This is a vocational programme with a large amount of clinical practice throughout the three years. The aim of this programme is to equip you with the knowledge, skills and attributes you will need to meet the challenges of being a competent and caring diagnostic radiographer working at the centre of modern medicine. You will acquire the necessary anatomical structure and physiological function of the human body in order to support clinical radiographic practice. You will be introduced to a variety of clinical situations, giving context to numerous psychosocial, physical and environmental factors, which affect patient/radiographer interaction.

This programme is approved by the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for the purpose of providing eligibility to apply for registration with the HCPC as a radiographer.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Liverpool

Department:

School of Health Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

84%
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Diagnostic imaging

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Medical technology

Teaching and learning

94%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

95%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
24%
Male students
76%
Female students
94%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Medical technology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

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Average annual salary
98%
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Employed or in further education
83%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

98%
Health professionals
2%
Elementary process plant occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Diagnostic imaging

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£25k

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£27k

£27k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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