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Radiography (MSc/PgDip)

1 year plus further 6 months to submit dissertation (Full-time) / 2 years plus further 2 years to submit dissertation (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)

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Course Aims

The programme aims to increase students evaluative, critical thinking and problem-solving skills and to increase their practical and theoretical knowledge of radiography so that they can apply these skills in the further advancement of their profession.

Special Features

The distinctive features of the course include:

Additional free-standing non-profession-specific modules are available to complement the profession-specific modules. Students will have access to an imaging suite with computed radiography system and PACS.

Course Description

The course is modular with students attending for blocks of 2-3 days spread over the academic year. The compulsory Research Methods module is also available as a distance learning option.

Students complete modules totalling 120 M-level credits to be eligible for an exit award of a Postgraduate Diploma. All students complete a compulsory generic module in Research Methods in Health and Social Care (30 credits). The modules are those considered to be of relevance to the practising radiographer and other allied health professionals engaged with imaging. Theoretical and clinical practice elements combine in order to optimise service delivery, enhance clinical skills and improve the overall management of the patient. Those undertaking the MSc are required to complete the research methods module.

Full-time students undertake all taught modules during one academic year, while part-time students undertake taught modules over two years. Assessment methods used vary according to the modules but include coursework, practicals and presentations with image reporting and mammography modules having clinically based assessments.

Students successfully completing sufficient modules are able to proceed to the dissertation stage and if successful will be eligible for the award of a Master of Science degree.

Course Structure

Compulsory Module
Code Module title
HCT118 Research methods and health improvement in health and social care - 30 credits
Optional Modules
Code Module title
HCT132 Ethics in Health and Social Care - 30 credits
HCT147 Health and Safety and Radiation Protection - 30 credits
HCT251 Education in Practice – Personal and Professional Development of Self and Others - 30 credits
HCT101 Introduction to Image Appreciation and Evaluation - 30 credits
HCT102 Appendicular Image Appreciation - 30 credits
HCT103 Axial Image Appreciation - 30 credits
HCT104 Chest and Abdomen Image Appreciation - 30 credits
HCT106 Appendicular Reporting - 30 credits
HCT107 Axial Reporting - 30 credits
HCT108 Chest and Abdomen Reporting - 30 credits
HCT053 Clinical Comptence in Mammography - 30 credits
HCT254 Image Guided Interventional Procedures of the Breast - Mammography - 30 credits
HCT119 Image Interpretation and reporting in mammography - 30 Credits
HCT199 Evidencing Learning in Professional Specialist Practice - 30 credits
MSc Dissertation Modules
Code Module title
HCT117 Dissertation - Empirical Research
NRT080 Systematic Review of the Literature (Dissertation module) - 60 credits

Work-Based Project (Dissertation module) - 60 credits

Part-time students only

Skills Acquired

At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

Entry Requirements

The course is suitable for qualified diagnostic/therapeutic radiographers with usually at least two years’ clinical experience.

Students admitted to the course should be in possession of:

Students wishing to undertake reporting modules must be meet the entry requirements for those modules.

Non-native speakers of the English language must satisfy the Minimum University requirements (e.g. 6.5 IELTS).

Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 (General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.

Tuition Fees:

  • UK & EU Full Time Fees: (Payable annually and those stated are for 2015/16 unless otherwise stated below).
  • UK & EU Part Time Fees: (Payable annually and those stated are for 2015/16 unless otherwise stated below).
    Part-time fees payable in Years 1 and 2 only
  • International Full Time Fees: (Payable annually and those stated are for 2015/16 unless otherwise stated below).
  • International Part Time Fees: (Payable annually and those stated are for 2015/16 unless otherwise stated below).
    Part-time fees payable in years 1 and 2 only

Next intake: September each year

School Contact

Name: Karen Eckloff  

Telephone: +44 (0)29 2068 7538 



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