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MSc Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging (Pre-Registration)

MSc Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging (Pre-Registration)

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Full time


2 years

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Medical Radiography

Course type


Course Summary

About the courseDiagnostic radiographers play a vital role in healthcare by producing patient centred imaging services for the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and disease. This course is ideal for you if you already hold a degree and wish to gain the knowledge and clinical experience needed to become a skilled and competent diagnostic radiographer. Graduates will study the skills, knowledge and competencies to be eligible to apply for registration as diagnostic radiographers with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and be eligible for membership of the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR).

This is a two-year vocational master’s degree which aims to produce competent and forward-thinking radiographers. You'll develop critical thinking, decision making and research skills, enabling you to work effectively and collaboratively. You'll gain the expertise and confidence needed to instigate and support change in a dynamic modern healthcare system. Our graduates will be evidence-based practitioners who will provide a high standard of diagnostic imaging and patient care.

The degree is delivered in a blended learning style, offering theoretical sessions, online and on campus. You'll develop your practical skills using the clinical skills suite and gain hands-on experience in clinical departments in the NHS.

CareersUpon successful completion of MSc Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging (pre-registration), you’ll belong to a well-respected profession. You’ll have the opportunity to work at the forefront of modern medicine with an interesting and rewarding career ahead of you.

Radiographers trained in the UK are recognised as being among the best in the world. Graduates have international opportunities throughout their career.

Our graduates, once registered with the HCPC as diagnostic radiographers, practise in a range of healthcare settings, in a variety of locations nationally and internationally. The profession is constantly evolving and as a radiographer, you'll extend your scope of practice into specialist imaging areas including ultrasound, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, among others. There are also opportunities to be involved in research or develop skills in management or education.


Imaging Practice 1 (30 Credits) - Core
Independent Research (30 Credits) - Core
Imaging Practice 2 (30 Credits) - Core
Leadership, Management and Advancing Professional Practice (15 Credits) - Core
Preliminary Clinical Evaluation (15 Credits) - Core
Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology for Imaging Professionals (30 Credits) - Core
Commencing Professional Practice (15 Credits) - Core
Science for Imaging Professionals (15 Credits) - Core

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Entry requirements

UK and international applicants should normally have achieved a 2:1 in an honour’s degree in a science or health related subject.

University information

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