Bangor University Radiography

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Bangor University Radiography

The BSc (Hons) programme in Diagnostic Radiography will allow you to gain an honours degree and eligibility for application for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Radiography is one of the professions allied to medicine. Diagnostic radiography is an invaluable aid in the diagnosis of disease. Diagnostic radiographers are responsible for the production of images involving the use of Xrays and other methods including ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), radionuclide imaging (RNI) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Radiographers comment on image appearances for referrers after an examination is completed; they can also issue full reports after specialist postgraduate training.

At postgraduate level they may develop their roles to include reporting on images, educating student radiographers, postgraduate training of radiographers or carrying out fluoroscopic, angiographic and endoscopic procedures.

Radiographers work in many areas in a hospital, in addition to the imaging department, including A&E, operating theatres and on hospital wards.

This course can accept self-funded overseas applicants with an IELTS of at least 7.0 however, places are very limited.

Why choose Bangor University for this course?

  • No.1 in the UK for Radiography in the National Student Survey 2016 with 100% overall Student Satisfaction and 100% agreeing that the course was ‘Intellectually Stimulating.
  • Bangor University is listed as the best place to study Radiography according to the Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2016.
  • Ranked 1st in the UK for Radiography in the Complete University Guide 2017.
  • Our staff have a wide range of clinical experience at the forefront of their professional fields, and work in partnership with health providers across Wales (north and west) and England (north west and north midlands) to ensure our students’ learning is of the highest quality.
  • We are leading research programmes which are transforming the quality and delivery of healthcare in Wales and internationally.
  • Graduates from our Diagnostic Radiography course eligible for application for state registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.
  • Our graduates to date have an excellent record of gaining employment with many gaining offers of employment well before they finish their course. 100% graduate employment rate in 2015 for this course.

Entry Requirements

For 2017 entry (new UCAS tariff for courses starting in September 2017):

The entry requirements below outline the minimum educational requirements. Applicants will be expected to attend for an interview if shortlisted, and undergo further screening for entry into radiography. The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) identify general entry requirements for admission and state that all applicants must demonstrate that they have good health and good character. The School will require candidates to meet with DBS approval (criminal record check) and other requirements for demonstrating good character; there are also requirements for good health, assessed via occupational health screening. The course admissions team are able to provide further information on request (please e-mail with any questions you may have).

  • 120 tariff points including a level 3 qualification* in Biology or Physics. *Level 3 qualifications include A levels, BTEC, Access, Irish Highers, International Baccalaureate, Welsh Baccalaureate, Scottish Advanced Highers and others – for a full list, please refer to the new UCAS tariff at
  • We also welcome applications from mature applicants, individuals with European qualifications and international applicants (subject to minimum English language requirements – IELTS score of 7 with no element below 7)
  • GCSE (grades A-C) or equivalent in English/ Welsh and Maths is also required for all candidates.

For 2016 entry:

  • 300 points from 3 A Levels including Biology or Physics.
  • BTEC National Diploma with Distinction profile in Science/Health Science.
  • Irish Highers – BBBBC to include Biology or Physics.
  • Access to Higher Education in appropriate subject with a Distinction profile.
  • We consider mature students on individual merit but you should have evidence of recent relevant study.

General University entry requirements

Here at Bangor, we accept students with a wide range of qualifications and backgrounds. We consider each application individually.

All students need to have good basic skills and the University also values IT and communication skills.

As part of the University’s policy we consider applications from prospective disabled students on the same grounds as all other students.

To study a degree, diploma or certificate course you’ll be asked for a minimum of UCAS Tariff points. Normally, all GCE A and AS levels, VCEs and Key Skills can be used to calculate your overall points.

For a fuller explanation of the UCAS Tariff Points, please see the UCAS website.

Qualifications currently not in the Tariff Framework:

Access courses and mature entry: We welcome your application if you’re taking a recognised Access course. We also consider applications from other older students who can demonstrate the motivation and commitment to study a university programme. Each year we enrol a significant number of mature students. For more help and advice about being a mature student at Bangor, please visit the Study at Bangor site.

International students entry requirements

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages on the International Education Centre section of our website.

More information

Home/EU students

E-mail for General Admissions: or write to:

Admissions Office
Bangor University
LL57 2DG

Telephone: +44 (0)1248 382017

International students

Email to International Education Office: or write to

International Education Centre
Bangor University
LL57 2DG

Telephone: +44 (0) 1248 382028