New courses awaiting approval are shown as 'subject to validation' as some fuller detail of the course may not yet be available. As soon as the new award is validated, full details are provided through the detailed Programme Specification being made available through the course webpages. In the very unlikely event of a new course not being approved, applicants would be contacted and the University would work with them to identify alternative options within the University, or elsewhere.
Courses going through periodic review could change slightly but overall aims are unchanged and there would only be minor updates to content and/or structure. As such, the existing Programme Specification provides a reasonable reflection of the course and an updated version will be made available through the course webpages after each periodic review event. Occasionally courses go through a more substantial review process called revalidation, meaning that the course (aims and content) are likely to change significantly. In such cases the fuller detail of the revised course may not be available but as soon as the programme is revalidated, the new Programme Specification will be made available through the course webpages.
To be accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and approved by the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) - currently pending validation.
Students will continue to work as an employee at their place of work while undertaking this programme, with time being allocated by their employer to allow them to meet necessary academic and clinical competencies. This includes a minimum of 20% 'off-the-job' training time to cover both university study time and clinical skills outside of the student's usual scope of practice.
Graduates are eligible to apply to the HCPC to register as a Diagnostic Radiographer on successful completion of the programme. Other career avenues may include research, teaching, working with medical imaging equipment manufacturers or healthcare management.
This programme allows qualified assistant practitioners working in the field of medical imaging to progress their existing qualification to a full BSc Honours Degree in Diagnostic Radiography. They will then be eligible to apply to the HCPC to enter their register as a Diagnostic Radiographer. It is intended for assistant practitioners who have already achieved a relevant foundation degree and have completed an AP radiographer bridging course.
The applicant must be working in a medical imaging department with the full support of their employer to undertake this course.
The Diagnostic Radiography (Top-Up) will allow students to gain the remaining knowledge and skills required to apply for registration with the HCPC as a diagnostic radiographer. It is planned to take place over a minimum of 12 months starting in February 2022 and includes the following modules:
- HMSD6011 - Applying Research to Enhance Professional Practice
- HMSD6018 - Focussed Radiological Practice 1 (Theory)
- HMSD6019 - Focussed Radiological Practice 2 (Work Based)
- HMSD6020 - Image Evaluation
- HMSD6023 - Applied Clinical Radiography
- HMSD6024 - Preparation for Professional Practice - The radiographer in the wider context of healthcare
Programme specification (PDF)
Assessment, Feedback, and Teaching and Learning methods
Full details are available in the programme specification.
The teaching timetable should be available from the end of August. Access to the timetable is through the Student Hub – you will be able to access the Student Hub after you have completed online registration. The teaching day is 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday; please keep your other commitments open until confirmation of your teaching timetable, and bear in mind that many courses will offer placements or fieldwork which sometimes extends into the evenings and weekends.
Have a question about our entry requirements?
120 - 128 tariff points from maximum of 3 A Levels, in Science or Psychology at grade B (40 points) or above. Also 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including Maths, English Language and Physics or Combined Sciences.
You can find out more about the tariff and qualification options from the UCAS tariff table.
Please check selection criteria for any additional entry requirements.
You need to be an assistant practitioner working in a medical imaging department with the full support of your manager.
Candidates will be interviewed.
Evidence of prior qualifications and experience will be requested.
Please see the Programme specification
We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries, grants and funds available to support you throughout your studies with us. This includes the Cumbria Bursary - a non-repayable bursary designed to support first year students with a household income of less than £25,000.Student Finance
Resources and facilities
We have exceptional university-based clinical facilities on each of our campuses, designed to provide students with a range of clinical skills.
The University has a good selection of Radiography and wider health-oriented books you can access, a large number of which can be downloaded as e-Books.
The University has an excellent library search engine, OneSearch, where books, e-books and e-journals can be searched for and downloaded to help your development. The University also has an array of lecturing facilities ranging from standard classrooms and lecture theatres to computer-based facilities. You will have access to a huge resource of library and IT facilities whilst studying at the University of Cumbria.