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.
From 2017 the government will cease to provide bursaries for undergraduate NHS courses. Students will have access to the standard student support package of tuition fee loans and support for living costs, rather than getting an NHS grant.
How we can support you
If you enrol onto an undergraduate NHS programme in 2017, we’ll cover the costs of your:
- DBS check**
- Occupational Health check
This is in addition to any government support agreed. Government funding for travel to placements is available - see eligibility here.
**Paid on successful enrolment onto course