Diagnostic Radiography (Pre-Registration) (MSc)

the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
find out

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About Diagnostic Radiography (Pre-Registration) at University of Derby

  • This is one of a very small number of MSc Pre-Registration courses in Diagnostic Radiography in the UK, and currently the only one in the region
  • Study a course approved by theHealth and Care Professions Council, meaning you'll be eligible to apply for registration as a Diagnostic Radiographer as soon as you graduate,as long as you meet theHCPC's requirements.
  • Develop as a competent, reflective practitioner who is capable of working both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Enhance your critical thinking, enquiry and research skills using state of the art facilities, including ourClinical Skills Suite which contains a purpose-built Diagnostic imaging suite to match the equipment you'll use in your career
  • Engage with an enthusiastic, experienced teaching team who use a variety of learning approaches to help you develop your professional and academic skills
  • Explore your passion in a variety of work placement opportunities including large teaching hospitals which offer a wide range of imaging modalities, to smaller community hospitals offering more locally based care

This course provides you with all the knowledge and practical experience you'll need to become a qualified Diagnostic Radiographer. In addition to developing the necessary technical and professional skills required for safe and effective clinical practice, you will develop a deep and critical understanding of the profession, vital for shaping the future of radiography.

This course is an accelerated programme of study, delivered over two full calendar years (September - September). Due to the accelerated nature of the course, you will only have three weeks annual leave over the summer period (two weeks in June and one week at the end of the August); this means that you will spend the majority of the summer period in clinical placement, developing the required practical skills.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study find out
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

You'll need to hold a science or health care related degree at 2:1 or above. If your degree is over five years old, then we would normally expect evidence of successful study at level 6 or above in the past two years.

You must also have five GSCE passes at grade C or above, including maths and English language. If your first degree is not in a pure science (biology, chemistry or physics), or you do not have a pure science A level at grade B or above, then you must have at least one pure science at GCSE, grade C or above.

You must also have undertaken some recent work experience in a Radiography department.

We will also consider all information included in your application and from your interview. We'll also want to see that you are enthusiastic and motivated to undertake this course and train to be a Radiographer.

General entry requirements

When you apply for this course you should make sure that you consider the following areas in your application:

  • Give evidence that you meet the academic entry criteria above, or are expected to
  • Show that you've completed your degree within the last five years; if not, evidence of level 6 study or above in the last two years is required.
  • Provide examples of using your communication skills with the public
  • Demonstrate how you've gained insight into caring for others
  • Give examples of working as part of a team
  • Demonstrate you can write clearly and concisely, showing a good level of spelling and punctuation
  • Provide a reference
  • Demonstrate that you are capable of managing the academic demands of Master's level study.

Selection process

At the University of Derby we aim to attract and select radiography students on the basis that their individual values and behaviours align with our core values, those of the Chief Nursing Officer's 6Cs and The NHS Constitution.

We have enhanced our existing processes to ensure that we recruit the right workforce not only with the right skills and in the right numbers, but with the right values to support effective team working and excellent patient care and experience.

A selection day process will explore some other aspects of your personality, and it is a combination of results, and performance overall which will determine whether we offer you a conditional place on our programme.

The selection process is likely to include:

  • A presentation by academic staff about the course
  • A group-work exercise
  • Individual interviews (with members of the admissions team/practice partners and/or experts by experience)

Documents to bring

Evidence of a total of 5 GCSE's, or equivalent, at grade C or above - this must include English, maths and single science (if not gained at A level, grade B or above, or as a first degree, 2:1 or above)

Evidence of your Degree qualification - certificate and transcript.

Documentation showing proof of residency in the UK (if applicable).This is required as this programme is not available to overseas applicants.

If you were born outside of the UK you must have no restrictions on your stay in the UK so would need to provide evidence of Indefinite leave to remain in the UK, a certificate which shows you now have British Citizenship or an official home office document which shows you have refugee status.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is required at the point of accepting a place at the University.

An offer of a place on the programme is also subject to passing Health Screening.

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