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Diagnostic Radiography MSc

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Full time


2 years

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Medical Radiography

Course type


Course Summary

Course Overview

This course prepares you to become a registered diagnostic radiographer in two years. You’ll study for a masters and meet statutory requirements to gain a professionally recognised qualification. The course is ideal for graduates with related first degrees who wish to gain both a professional and academic qualification and start a career in this highly rewarding field. As a diagnostic radiographer you’ll play a key role in medical teams taking high-quality imaging to help diagnose and monitor illness or injuries to enable patients to receive the right treatment. You’ll develop the required technical skills and knowledge, and the caring skills needed for a successful career. emphasising how statutory requirements are met. Around 50% of your course will be spent gaining experience on placement. The course team includes experienced radiographers. You’ll also benefit from visiting lecturers from collaborating healthcare organisations. The focus on interdisciplinary learning across all our health courses enriches your experience while also preparing you for the reality of professional practice. Recognising that patients come first in everything the NHS does, and the values of the NHS constitution – respect, dignity, compassion and working together for patients – are embedded in our curriculum.

How you'll be assessed

Teaching at the university includes keynote lectures from subject specialists and expert patients, workshops, pre-recorded content, student led case-based group work, presentations, seminars, webinars, peer teaching and learning, guided independent study, self-directed study, clinically-based activities and e-learning including group work in Wikis and blogs, video analysis and discussion boards. The final dissertation provides you with a project on a topic of your choice. You’ll be encouraged to be research active and this translates directly into developing creative relationships between teaching, learning and research.


There is a growing demand for radiographers. To practice as a radiographer you need to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) – successful completion of our Diagnostic Radiography BSc(Hons) means that you'll be eligible to apply for HCPC registration. HCPC approval for this new course is pending and will be in place for the start of the course. If you work for the NHS, you're likely to work in the radiology and imaging department providing a service for most departments within the hospital including accident and emergency, outpatients, operating theatres and wards. You may work in private clinics and hospitals.

As well working with other health professionals including healthcare scientists working in non-ionising imaging, you may supervise the work of radiography assistants or imaging support assistants. You could choose to specialise in a particular type of imaging such as computerised tomography or sonography or working with a specific group of patients such as children or stroke patients.


MSc Practice Learning Diagnostic Radiography 1
Professional Practice in Diagnostic Radiography
Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology
Science and Technology in Diagnostic Radiography
Introduction to Diagnostic Radiography and Radiation Physics
Enhanced Professional Practice in Diagnostic Radiography
Image Interpretation
Research Design and Ethics
MSc Practice Learning Diagnostic Radiography 2

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Entry requirements

Typically an undergraduate degree of 2:2 or above. Candidates without a healthcare or science background may be considered with some evidence of having studied science, such as A-level biology, or with an appropriate level of recent practical experience in healthcare or science. Normally, applicants would be expected to provide recent evidence of formal study within the last five years. Observation experience in a radiography setting would be an advantage. If you have studied appropriate level 6 or masters-level modules at another recognised institution, you may wish to apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) and transfer of these credits towards the course. Students wishing to apply for RPL should contact the course leader initially. The request will be considered in accordance General Examination and Assessment Regulations (GEAR) of the university.

University information

Located on England’s beautiful south coast, the University of Brighton is a busy multi-campus university with a diverse body of over 3,800 postgraduate students. The university offers over 200 postgraduate courses, many accredited by professional bodies, and most providing flexible study options so that students can balance their studies with other commitments. For students in need of additional financial support, there is a range of...more

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