GCU's Diagnostic Imaging qualification is recognised worldwide and allows you to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Society and College of Radiographers.
Most of Scotland's Diagnostic Radiographers graduate from GCU, equipped with the knowledge, competencies and attributes needed to practice in the modern health and social care services. You will have access to a dedicated x-ray suite that simulates practice.
An elective placement at the end of Year 3 provides the opportunity to study abroad.
Your careerThe NHS employs 90% of Diagnostic Radiographers. There are opportunities to gain employment within the acute sector, community sector, national screening programmes and private practice. Career opportunities allow for the development to advanced and consultant practitioner roles.
Radiography Applied Physics and Technology, Fundamentals of Human Physiology, Applied Anatomy, Foundations of Inter-professional Practice, Professional Practice and Education.
Working in Inter-professional Teams, Skeletal Trauma Image Interpretation, Radiographic Principles, Advanced Imaging, Professional Practice and Education.
Teams in Inter-professional Practice, Oncology: Multi-modality Diagnosis and Treatment, Imaging of Society, Methodology and Research for EÂ˜ective Practice, Professional Practice and Education.
Leadership in Inter-professional Teams, Developments in Professional Practice, Honours Project, Professional Practice and Education.
Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.
All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.
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Standard entry requirements
SQA Higher: BBBB including English and two sciences, plus Nat 5 Maths at B
A level: BCC including two sciences with one at B, plus GCSE English and Maths
ILC Higher: H2 H2 H3 H3 including English, two sciences plus Maths at Ordinary Level O2
IB Diploma: 24 points including 2 sciences plus English. Physics at Standard Level is recommended.
BTEC: DMM in relevant subject including two sciences plus GCSE English and Maths at C/4
College HNC: Science-based HNC with B in graded units. Applicants must also hold literacy and numeracy equivalent to National 5 level, with English being preferred at Higher Level. Communications 4 and Literature 1 are accepted in lieu of Higher English.
SWAP: Access to Radiography at BBB from Kelvin College is also considered
Accepted as equivalent to one Higher as part of the overall grade profile of Highers required for entry. Any essential subjects at Higher should still be achieved in addition to the Foundation Apprenticeship.
Academic IELTS score of 7.0 with no element below 6.5 (or equivalent)
Other academic and vocational qualifications
Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.
If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for our pre-sessional English programme which is taught at our Glasgow campus.
For new international students, particular care is taken around our induction events which begin on 13 September 2019 to welcome you to the UK and GCU prior to the start of teaching. There will be a whole host of fun and informative activities taking place during this period, including campus tours, city tours and social events where you can meet other international students. Where possible, we encourage you to arrange travel to allow you to arrive in time to enjoy these.
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Tuition fees 2019/20
*Total tuition fees for RUK students completing a three or four year degree are capped at £27,750.
**Specific fees are subject to confirmation by the Scottish Government and may change once confirmed.
Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only. Fees and refund policy.
Additional costs for fee paying students
Self-funded students are required to cover the cost of the following:
- Uniforms, approximately £15 each. The number of uniforms you require depends on duration of your course and can range from two to four.
- Occupational health checks and vaccination, approximately £200.
- Membership of Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme. New applications cost £59. Updates to existing scheme record costs £18.
As a student at the University, there are additional fees and costs which may or may not apply to you, but that you should be aware of.
We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.
We use a wide range of learning and teaching methods to ensure that you have both the necessary knowledge and understanding of business and management and a portfolio of intellectual and personal skills.
Each module on the programme uses its own learning, teaching and assessment strategy to achieve learning objectives. Assessment methods vary between modules and may include unseen examinations, class tests, essays, management reports, case studies, presentations, and group work.
The learning and teaching methods we use ensure that our programme is both vocationally relevant and academically challenging. Our approach is student-centred, practical, participative and relevant to the needs of employers.
We've moved away from the traditional teacher-centric learning to a more independent learning approach, where you are encouraged to develop critical thinking skills.