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University of Liverpool

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
Not Available
% employed or in further study
98% MED
Average graduate salary
£21.9k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

GCE A2 Level at a minimum of grades BB from three A2 Levels (including Grade B at A level in Biology, Human Biology, PE, Physics or Maths). Higher grades may be required if offering two A2 levels and two AS levels. With either option one of the A2 levels MUST be in a Biological Science subject. Applied Science A2 Level must be accompanied by another Science A-Level, not applied. Higher grades may be required from re-sit students. 5 GCSE subjects at grade A* - C (all to have been obtained at one sitting) (Subject to change in line with new numeric grades. Please speak to Admissions Tutor direct) Subjects to include English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject (Science Dual Award is acceptable). (Applied GCSEs will not be considered). Grade B at A level in Biology, Human Biology, PE, Physics or Maths. For applicants from England: Where a science has been taken at A level (Chemistry, Biology or Physics), a pass in the Science practical of each subject will be required.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

A minimum of 5 Bs from any combination of advanced higher and higher. Consideration will only be given to advanced highers in different subjects to those of highers. All grades offered must be at least B. Higher grades may be required from resit students.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care or Applied Science/Medical Science will be considered. Applicants must achieve a minimum of DDD overall and 120 out of 180 modules at Distinction at the end of the second year, in addition to 5 GCSEs at Grades A* - C which must include English Language, Mathematics and Science.

International Baccalaureate

Applicants should normally present with 30 points to include 3 higher level subjects at a minimum of Grade 6. Higher Level subjects must include Mathematics, and Biology or Physics.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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


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


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

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Course description

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 develop knowledge of human anatomy and the way the body works, both in health and disease. As well as becoming a competent radiographer, you will learn about the physical, psychosocial and environmental factors that influence the patient radiographer interaction. The primary objective of the programme is to provide the necessary understanding, knowledge, attributes and skills required to undertake appropriate diagnostic imaging examinations in a variety of clinical circumstances. You will study a range of modules including anatomy, physiology, pathology and radiation science, as well as profession-specific modules. For your clinical training, you will be based at one of our training departments throughout the region. Clinical placements are arranged beyond the normal University teaching time and extend into vacation time. There are clinical placements in each year of the programme, and these placements increase in length from Year One through to Year Three, resulting in 50 weeks clinical placement attendance. During the programme you will have the opportunity to undertake a two-week elective in an imaging department of your choice.


University of Liverpool

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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?

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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
6% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
72% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
363 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
83% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% 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 98% MED
Average graduate salary £21.9k MED
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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