Canterbury Christ Church University Diagnostic Radiography

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Canterbury Christ Church University Diagnostic Radiography

Our BSc (Hons) in Diagnostic Radiography aims to ensure students become safe, competent and confident practitioners. We place great emphasis on preparing you for a role in image interpretation and clinical reporting.

What will I study?

We are excited to be offering a newly designed course of interprofessional education from September 2017. Our course is designed to reflect the rapidly evolving dimensions of the health and social care sector and the needs of the individual, as well as being rich in diagnostic radiography content. The course is based on the many years’ experience and expertise that Canterbury Christ Church has in teaching collaborative learning.

Our aim is to give you the opportunity to embrace and capture interprofessional placement experiences and the use of interprofessional interactions through simulation activities which will support learning, teaching and assessment.

You will gain clinical and academic knowledge through this integrated programme delivered within the University’s dedicated clinical simulation facilities, which include our X-ray suite, operating theatre and wards, andin clinical radiology departments in Kent and East Sussex. Clinical education and clinical practice are pivotal to the course, and approximately 50% of learning occurs within the clinical setting.

The course is subject to the approval of the statutory regulatory body, the Health and Care Professions Council. This allows students to be eligible to apply for registration upon successful completion of the course.

Case study

A previous third year student had an amazing opportunity to head overseas to experience how radiography is practiced in the developing world. Bethany is in her final year on the Diagnostic Radiography course and visited Muhimbili National Hospital in Da Es Salaam, the Work the World’s base in Tanzania.

Bethany said the experience was ‘a catalyst’ that changed her perspective on healthcare and another country’s principles and values.

Further entry requirements

GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science, at grade C or above, or equivalent. Science at A2 Level or equivalent is advantageous, but not essential.

Applicants need to demonstrate a basic understanding of diagnostic radiography and show that it is a well considered career choice for them. Suitable applicants are invited into the University for an information session and interview. All candidates should visit a diagnostic imaging department for one day prior to interview. Interview process: At interview, students will be expected to talk about Diagnostic Radiography as a career. They should possess an understanding of the personal qualities and skills required by a radiographer and have an awareness of current issues affecting health and social care.

Recruitment for this course considers not only the values of the specific profession you are wishing to join, but also the values of the wider NHS. You can expect to be shortlisted and interviewed based upon these values as well as course/profession specific requirements.  More information on values can be found here.

Offers of a place can only be made after a successful interview, subject to satisfactory health clearance and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

Fact file

UCAS code

  • B821

Institutional code

  • C10


  • 3 years full-time


  • September 2017 (Canterbury)

Entry requirements

  • GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science, at grade C or above, or equivalent.

    A typical offer would be BBC at A2 Level, or equivalent


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