Diagnostic Radiography & Imaging - BSc (Hons)

2024/25 Full-time Undergraduate course

Award:

Bachelor of Science with Honours

Faculty:

Faculty of Life and Health Sciences

School:

School of Health Sciences

Campus:

Derry~Londonderry campus

UCAS code:

B821
The UCAS code for Ulster University is U20

Start date:

September 2024

Students from England, Scotland, Wales or EU (except the Republic of Ireland)

Unfortunately, Ulster University is not in a position to accept applications from students from England, Scotland, Wales or EU (except the Republic of Ireland) for this course due to regulations issued by the Department of Health Northern Ireland.

Further information on Department of Health funded courses

With this degree you could become:

  • Diagnostic Radiographer
  • Reporting Radiographer
  • Mammographer
  • Higher Education - Lecturer
  • Research Radiographer
  • Application Specialist

Graduates from this course are now working for:

  • Health & Social Care Trusts
  • Independent or Private Clinics
  • Medical Imaging Equipment Suppliers
  • HM Armed Forces
  • Equipment providers
  • Private Clinics

Overview

The Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging degree is designed to provide education at undergraduate level for careers in diagnostic radiography.

Summary

The BSc Hons Diagnostic Radiography & Imaging programme is designed to provide vocational education at undergraduate level for careers in diagnostic radiography.

The BSc Hons Diagnostic Radiography & Imaging course is a full-time programme of study of three-years duration. On completion, successful graduates are eligible to apply for registration under the protected title of "Radiographer" or "Diagnostic Radiographer" with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the statutory regulatory body responsible for ensuring continuing standards of education, training and professional proficiency in order to protect the public.The course is also recognised and endorsed by the Society and College of Radiographers, both students and graduates of the programme are eligible to apply for membership of the Society of Radiographers.

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About this course

About

The BSc Hons Diagnostic Radiography & Imaging programme is designed to provide vocational education at undergraduate level for careers in diagnostic radiography.

Diagnostic radiographers undertake imaging examinations essential to the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of disease and injury. This can also include the examination of apparently healthy individuals as part of screening programmes. As a diagnostic radiographer you will be required to evaluate the diagnostic and technical quality of images whilst at the same time recognising normal and abnormal appearances. Apart from the application of X-rays (including CT scanning), diagnostic radiography embraces ultrasound, radionuclide imaging, magnetic resonance imaging and other developing technologies. It is important to note that radiography involves working with ill and vulnerable patients, and that patient care is as vitally important as the technical aspects of the role.

The BSc Hons Diagnostic Radiography & Imaging course is a full-time programme of study of three-years duration leading to the award of an Honours degree with eligibility for registration with the HCPC. The course is also recognised by the Society and College of Radiographers, both students and graduates of the programme are eligible to apply for membership of the Society of Radiographers.

Attendance

Three years, full-time including eight week long clinical placements each summer between Year 1 and 2 and between Year 2 and 3.

Academic semesters consisting of 12 weeks of on-campus contact hours: level 4 averaging 20 hrs /wk, level 5 averaging 16 hrs/wk, level 6 averaging 12 hrs/wk. The total effort hours per semester (contact time and self-directed study) is 600 hours, averaging 40 hrs/wk. Clinical Placement modules which are carried out in various hospitals, approved for clinical education and training of students throughout Northern Ireland. Students are required to work 37.5 hours per week during clinical placement periods. Some of this will be accumulated during normal working hours ie Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm, but will also include evening and weekend duties, in accordance with satisfying clinical training requirements. It should be noted that Placement 1 and 3 occur during the summer months.

Start dates

  • September 2024

Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Teaching and learning will be through lectures, seminars, practical classes in a Diagnostic Imaging suite on campus as well as professional practice placement periods in Diagnostic Imaging departments.

A range of assessment will be used including computer based assignments, case studies, completion of a portfolio, practical tasks and written exams. These will be both formative and summative in nature throughout the course.

Attendance and Independent Study

The content for each course is summarised on the relevant course page, along with an overview of the modules that make up the course.

Each course is approved by the University and meets the expectations of:

  • Attendance and Independent Study

    As part of your course induction, you will be provided with details of the organisation and management of the course, including attendance and assessment requirements - usually in the form of a timetable. For full-time courses, the precise timetable for each semester is not confirmed until close to the start date and may be subject to some change in the early weeks as all courses settle into their planned patterns. For part-time courses which require attendance on particular days and times, an expectation of the days and periods of attendance will be included in the letter of offer. A course handbook is also made available.

    Courses comprise modules for which the notional effort involved is indicated by its credit rating. Each credit point represents 10 hours of student effort. Undergraduate courses typically contain 10, 20, or 40 credit modules (more usually 20) and postgraduate courses typically 15 or 30 credit modules.

    The normal study load expectation for an undergraduate full-time course of study in the standard academic year is 120 credit points. This amounts to around 36-42 hours of expected teaching and learning per week, inclusive of attendance requirements for lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical work, fieldwork or other scheduled classes, private study, and assessment. Teaching and learning activities will be in-person and/or online depending on the nature of the course. Part-time study load is the same as full-time pro-rata, with each credit point representing 10 hours of student effort.

    Postgraduate Master’s courses typically comprise 180 credits, taken in three semesters when studied full-time. A Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) comprises 60 credits and can usually be completed on a part-time basis in one year. A 120-credit Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) can usually be completed on a part-time basis in two years.

    Class contact times vary by course and type of module. Typically, for a module predominantly delivered through lectures you can expect at least 3 contact hours per week (lectures/seminars/tutorials). Laboratory classes often require a greater intensity of attendance in blocks. Some modules may combine lecture and laboratory. The precise model will depend on the course you apply for and may be subject to change from year to year for quality or enhancement reasons. Prospective students will be consulted about any significant changes.

  • Assessment

    Assessment methods vary and are defined explicitly in each module. Assessment can be a combination of examination and coursework but may also be only one of these methods. Assessment is designed to assess your achievement of the module’s stated learning outcomes.  You can expect to receive timely feedback on all coursework assessments. This feedback may be issued individually and/or issued to the group and you will be encouraged to act on this feedback for your own development.

    Coursework can take many forms, for example: essay, report, seminar paper, test, presentation, dissertation, design, artefacts, portfolio, journal, group work. The precise form and combination of assessment will depend on the course you apply for and the module. Details will be made available in advance through induction, the course handbook, the module specification, the assessment timetable and the assessment brief. The details are subject to change from year to year for quality or enhancement reasons. You will be consulted about any significant changes.

    Normally, a module will have 4 learning outcomes, and no more than 2 items of assessment. An item of assessment can comprise more than one task. The notional workload and the equivalence across types of assessment is standardised. The module pass mark for undergraduate courses is 40%. The module pass mark for postgraduate courses is 50%.

  • Calculation of the Final Award

    The class of Honours awarded in Bachelor’s degrees is usually determined by calculation of an aggregate mark based on performance across the modules at Levels 5 and 6, (which correspond to the second and third year of full-time attendance).

    Level 6 modules contribute 70% of the aggregate mark and Level 5 contributes 30% to the calculation of the class of the award. Classification of integrated Master’s degrees with Honours include a Level 7 component. The calculation in this case is: 50% Level 7, 30% Level 6, 20% Level 5. At least half the Level 5 modules must be studied at the University for Level 5 to be included in the calculation of the class.

    All other qualifications have an overall grade determined by results in modules from the final level of study.

    In Masters degrees of more than 200 credit points the final 120 points usually determine the overall grading.

    Figures from the academic year 2022-2023.

Academic profile

The University employs over 1,000 suitably qualified and experienced academic staff - 60% have PhDs in their subject field and many have professional body recognition.

Courses are taught by staff who are Professors (19%), Readers, Senior Lecturers (22%) or Lecturers (57%).

We require most academic staff to be qualified to teach in higher education: 82% hold either Postgraduate Certificates in Higher Education Practice or higher. Most academic and learning support staff (85%) are recognised as fellows of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) by Advance HE - the university sector professional body for teaching and learning. Many academic and technical staff hold other professional body designations related to their subject or scholarly practice.

The profiles of many academic staff can be found on the University’s departmental websites and give a detailed insight into the range of staffing and expertise.  The precise staffing for a course will depend on the department(s) involved and the availability and management of staff.  This is subject to change annually and is confirmed in the timetable issued at the start of the course.

Occasionally, teaching may be supplemented by suitably qualified part-time staff (usually qualified researchers) and specialist guest lecturers. In these cases, all staff are inducted, mostly through our staff development programme ‘First Steps to Teaching’. In some cases, usually for provision in one of our out-centres, Recognised University Teachers are involved, supported by the University in suitable professional development for teaching.

Figures from the academic year 2022-2023.

Modules

Here is a guide to the subjects studied on this course.

Courses are continually reviewed to take advantage of new teaching approaches and developments in research, industry and the professions. Please be aware that modules may change for your year of entry. The exact modules available and their order may vary depending on course updates, staff availability, timetabling and student demand. Please contact the course team for the most up to date module list.

In this section

Year one

Knowledge and Skills for Personal & Professional Development

Year: 1

This module provides opportunities to learn in an interprofessional context. Students will acquire skills for both academic and practice based learning. It will provide them with an opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills on issues relating to professional practice and personal development within a supportive environment.

Radiation Science and Technology 1

Year: 1

This module will enable the student to learn and understand the fundamental physical principles and capabilities of X-ray equipment and image formation, which are essential for safe and competent diagnostic radiography practice. It provides a basic understanding of how an X-ray photon is produced. It also provides a fundamental understanding of the principles and describes the design and use of diagnostic imaging equipment and associated information technology such as PACS, RIS, EPR and RMS.

Image Anatomy & Pathology of Appendicular Skeleton

Year: 1

This module introduces the student to the essentials of Human anatomy and appendicular skeleton. The skills and knowledge gained will facilitate the understanding of skeletal anatomy and interactions in relation to normal and abnormal appearances in radiographic images.

Radiographic Technique of the Appendicular Skeleton

Year: 1

This module will introduce the student to first patient contact and the skills and understanding required to produce high quality routine radiographic images of the appendicular skeleton. This knowledge gained will prepare the student for orientation placement. This module will also cover the safe clinical application of techniques in diagnostic radiography including patient care, health and safety and radiation protection.

Radiation Science and Technology 2

Year: 1

This module will enable the student to gain knowledge and understanding of the digital image, image formation, manipualtion and associated quality assurance essential for safe and competent diagnostic radiography practice. It provides a fundamental understanding of fluoroscopy, mobile and theatre radiography practice including specific radiation protection practices for those environments. It provides a fundamental understanding of the principles and describes the design and use of digital diagnostic imaging equipment and associated information technology such as PACS, RIS, EPR and RMS.

Radiography of Axial Skeleton and Torso

Year: 1

This module allows the student to develop an understanding of the human anatomy, physiology, pathology and radiographic technique of the axial skeleton, shoulder girdle, chest and abdomen as well as the recognition and understanding of disease processes. The skills and knowledge gained will facilitate the understanding of skeletal anatomy and interactions in relation to normal and abnormal appearances in radiographic images. The student will also develop an understanding of selection of equipment, imaging techniques of the axial skeleton, shoulder girdle, chest and abdomen and the use of appropriate exposure parameters required to produce high quality routine radiographic images of these areas. This module will also cover the safe clinical application of techniques in diagnostic radiography including patient care, health and safety and radiation protection.

This knowledge gained will prepare the student for clinical placement one.

Preparation for Diagnostic Radiography Practice

Year: 1

This module will prepare students for the clinical environment. The students will be introduced to the professional behaviour and the roles and responsibilities of the radiographer. General patient care and patient care related to specific patient groups will be addressed. Students will consider how to adapt radiographic practice for each special group to optimise delivery of care. The module will discuss legislation and guidelines relating to the clinical environment including radiation protection, patient communication, consent and confidentiality.

Professional Practice Placement 1

Year: 1

This placement will enable the student to develop his/her professional and caring skills within the hospital environment and to work as a member of the healthcare team. He/she will acquire the skills necessary for the radiographic examination of the abdomen, respiratory and skeletal systems. Experience will also be gained in the areas of image processing, clerical management and nursing procedures.

Year two

Health Science Research

Year: 2

This module will develop students' research knowledge and skills. They will become more proficient at finding and appraising relevant research in their discipline, they will also understand the impact and relevance of research, determining if/how it might influence clinical practice. This module will prepare students for the year three module (OTH501).

Professional Practice Placement 2

Year: 2

During this placement the student will perform radiographic examinations and undertake duties of increasing complexity as he/she gains experience and acquires further skills in the imaging process. The student will also gain competence in adapting procedures and examinations to suit the physical and psychological condition of the patient.

Specialist Diagnostic Imaging Modalities

Year: 2

This module provides an understanding of the key concepts of science, technology and safety relating to the specialised imaging modalities currently used in diagnostic imaging, as required by Radiography practitioners. Participants will develop an understanding of digital image quality and effective image manipulation.

Imaging of the Urinary and Reproductive systems

Year: 2

This module covers anatomy, physiology, pathology of the urinary and reproductive systems including mammography, and the systems contribution to homeostasis. Students will gain knowledge of the specialist diagnostic imaging, including interventional procedures, used to image the various systems covered. The student will also gain knowledge of the use of contrast media and pharmaceuticals commonly used in these diagnostic examinations and interventional radiological procedures.

Imaging of the Cardiovascular and Respiratory systems.

Year: 2

This module gives the student a sound knowledge of the structural organization of the human body and a comprehensive understanding of the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the cardiovascular, respiratory and lymphatic systems. This module extends the students' knowledge of the practice of diagnostic radiography to more specialised techniques including interventional. The development and use of the different imaging modalities are evaluated especially in relation to the acutely ill patient.
This understanding of anatomy, physiology, and pathology is essential to enable the student to perform effectively in the clinical setting.

Imaging of the Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary systems

Year: 2

This module covers anatomy, physiology, pathology and the specialist imaging diagnostic imaging including interventional procedures of the dental, gastrointestinal and hepato-biliary, systems. The student will also gain knowledge of the use of contrast media and pharmaceuticals commonly used in these diagnostic examinations and interventional radiological procedures.

Radiography Legislation and Procedures

Year: 2

This module will facilitate and enhance the student's appreciation of their role as a practising radiographer and explore opportunities for role development. The module will examine the importance of entrepreneurial skills and health promotion activity in the professional setting and examine their application to radiography or radiotherapy. Mechanisms to ensure the protection and safety of the patient and service users are examined.

Year three

Research Project

Year: 3

This module facilitates the practical application of research skills developed in the earlier years of the academic program. It will prepare students to contribute meaningfully to evidence-based healthcare practices and to conduct research that informs and advances the field. Lectures provide the theoretical knowledge and guidance required to undertake the research task. Seminars and tutorials will provide specific support for students' practical skills, relevant to their research project topic, method of scientific enquiry, and study design.

Diagnostic Radiography Elective Placement

Year: 3

This module provides an element of choice in facilitating the opportunity for the student to participate in either an elective placement of their own choice, including placement abroad. The placement is intended primarily to be work-based to enable development and honing of skills prior to exiting the programme as a qualified practitioner. Experience gained will enable the student to appreciate existing variations in practice that exist between departments including protocol and procedures, as well as affording the student the opportunity to gain further skills with different types of diagnostic imaging equipment.

Professional Practice Placement 3

Year: 3

This placement will enable the student to continue to develop competence in performing a wide variety of radiographic examinations as well as gaining experience of the other imaging modalities. The student will be
able to demonstrate evidence of progression in his/her practical ability and image recognition skills. The student will also be introduced to undertaking imaging examinations in the ward and operating theatre.

Preparation for Diagnostic Radiography Practitioner Status

Year: 3

This module aims to reinforce and consolidate the student radiographer's previous learning from both the academic and clinical environment. It is designed to ensure the student radiographer aspires to levels associated with autonomous practitioner standards. It encourages the student to assimilate learning across programme modules and enable them to make sound professional judgements and subsequently promote effective clinical practice following registration with a regulatory body.

Trauma Imaging Theatre & Forensics

Year: 3

This module introduces the student to the trauma patient and necessary modifications. It explores appropriate adaptations of technique to ensure optimum image quality without risk of exacerbating injuries. The complimentary role of other specialist imaging modalities is considered and the subsequent role of imaging in the ward and theatre environments along with forensic investigations and child protection is also explored in relation to policy guidelines and legislation

Imaging of the Nervous System and Special Senses

Year: 3

This module provides an understanding of the anatomy, pathology, physiology and diagnostic and therapeutic imaging of the nervous system, endocrine system, special senses and integumentary system for diagnostic radiography practitioners.

Professional Practice Placement 4

Year: 3

The student will be given the opportunity to develop confidence and expertise in all skills required for professional practice, working with trauma patients gaining further experience in the modification of techniques to suit the clinical presentation of the patient. The student will be encouraged to use initiative in situations of varying complexity performing professionally and efficiently with all grades of the multi-professional health care team.

Standard entry conditions

We recognise a range of qualifications for admission to our courses. In addition to the specific entry conditions for this course you must also meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements.

A level

BBB to include one from:

Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, CCEA Single Award Life & Health Sciences (first taught September 2016), Double Award Life & Health Sciences (grade BB) or Double Award Applied Science (grade BB).

Applied General Qualifications

RQF Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma/OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma. Applicants must meet the GCSE science requirements for the course.

Award profile of DDM

Essential Subjects (You will need one of the following):

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Applied Science (RQF) (601/7437/7)

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care (RQF) (601/7198/4) – to include Anatomy and Physiology plus four modules from Scientific Techniques for Health Science, Microbiology for Health Science, Medical Physics Application in Health Sector, Genetics, Biomedical Science.

We will also accept smaller BTEC/OCR qualifications (ie Diploma or Extended Certificate/Introductory Diploma/Subsidiary Diploma) in combination with A Levels or other acceptable level 3 qualifications.

Essential Subjects (You will need one of the following):

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Applied Science (RQF) (601/7436/5)

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Applied Science (RQF) (601/7438/9)

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Applied Science (RQF) (601/7435/3)

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Applied Human Biology (RQF) (603/3040/5)

To find out if the qualification you are applying with is a qualification we accept for entry, please check our Qualification Checker –

https://www.ulster.ac.uk/study/entrance-requirements/equivalence

We will also continue to accept QCF versions of these qualifications although grades asked for may differ. Check what grades you will be asked for by comparing the requirements above with the information under QCF in the Applied General and Tech Level Qualifications section of our Entry Requirements –

https://www.ulster.ac.uk/study/entrance-requirements/undergraduate-entry-requirements

Irish Leaving Certificate

Grades H3,H3,H3,H3,H3 to include English, Mathematics, Physics (Physics with Chemistry acceptable), plus one of Biology or Chemistry.

Irish Leaving Certificate UCAS Equivalency

Access to Higher Education (HE)

Overall profile of 65% (120 credit Access course) (NI Access course), including 65% in each level 3 module to include Physics and one of Biology or Chemistry. To include a 20 credit Level 2 Mathematics module, passed at 40% or successful completion of NICATS Mathematics as part of the pre-2021 Access Diploma.

Overall Access profile of 24 credits at distinction plus 21 credits at merit in graded units (60 credit Access course) (GB Access course) in a relevant science subject (which must include Physics). Plus GCSE Mathematics and English Language grade C.

GCSE

For full-time study, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements for admission to a first degree course and hold a GCSE pass at grade C/4 or above in English Language, additionally GCSE Mathematics grade C/4.

Plus GCSE Physics grade C/4 and either GCSE Biology or GCSE Chemistry grade C/4, or GCSE Double Award Science grade BB/66.

Please note that for purposes of entry to this course the Level 2 Certificate in Essential Skills - Application of Number is NOT regarded as an acceptable alternative to GCSE Maths.

English Language Requirements

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 7.0 with no band score less than 6.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Additional Entry Requirements

As part of the selection method applicants will be required to undertake a successful video interview. Interviews will occur after the 31 January 2024 deadline.

As you will be engaged in 'regulated activity' involving children or vulnerable adults as part of this course, there is a compulsory, legal requirement to obtain an Enhanced Disclosure from Access NI. You will be liable for the cost of the disclosure which is currently £33. More information on Enhanced Disclosures may be accessed at http://www.accessni.gov.uk/

You will also be required to demonstrate good health prior to commencing the course. You will therefore complete a health declaration form which will be screened by the University’s Occupational Health Department who will confirm your medical fitness to undertake the course. Following the screening, you may be required to undertake a vaccination programme. You will be liable for the cost of both the health screening and vaccinations. Costs will be provided prior to enrolment.

Acceptable alternative qualifications include:

HND (science related eg Applied Science/Biology) entry requirement: Pass HND with overall Merit to include 60 distinctions in level 5 credits/units. Applicants will be required to meet the GCSE science requirements also.

HNC (science related eg Applied Science/Biology) entry requirement: Pass HNC with overall Distinction to include 90 distinctions in level 4 credits/units. Applicants will be required to meet the GCSE science requirements for the course also.

Pass in Foundation Degree in a science related area (eg Applied Medical Science) with an overall mark of 55% in level 5 modules. Applicants will be required to meet the GCSE science requirements for the course also. Applicants will be considered for year one entry only.

Exemptions and transferability

Given the requirement on the Faculty to stay within the DHSSPS (NI) limits, some element of control is necessary to ensure that inward transfers do not undermine the achievement of target numbers which is managed through the admissions process.

Therefore, due to the nature and structure of the programme, exemptions and transfer are very unlikely, however each case is determined individually.

Careers & opportunities

Graduate employers

Graduates from this course are now working for:

  • Health & Social Care Trusts
  • Independent or Private Clinics
  • Medical Imaging Equipment Suppliers
  • HM Armed Forces
  • Equipment providers
  • Private Clinics

Job roles

With this degree you could become:

  • Diagnostic Radiographer
  • Reporting Radiographer
  • Mammographer
  • Higher Education - Lecturer
  • Research Radiographer
  • Application Specialist

Career options

There are many employment opportunities for Diagnostic Radiography graduates within the National Health Service, in private medicine and in companies concerned with the manufacture and sale of Radiography equipment and/or services. There are also many research opportunities for suitably qualified graduates both at this university and elsewhere.

Further information regarding careers in Radiography may be found at:

Work placement / study abroad

Periods of Professional Practice Placement are scheduled at regular intervals throughout the course enabling you to develop your technical imaging skills, as well as patient care and communication skills. In total you will complete 40 weeks of clinical experience across the duration of the programme. Note, there will be two 8 week periods of placement between years 1/2 and 2/3 in Jun/Jul and Aug/Sept respectively.

Across Northern Ireland, a number of imaging departments on different hospital sites have been validated and approved as clinical providers supporting delivery of the professional practice placement components of the programme. As a student enrolled on the programme, you will be required to undertake placement in variety of practice settings to ensure an appropriate range of experience is gained in order to satisfy practitioner competencies. As such, on occasions, you may need to avail of on-site accommodation for the purposes of undertaking placement, or assume responsibility for making alternative arrangements where this is not available.

As a student, you are also expected to conform with the working patterns of radiographers in the clinical setting to meet the learning outcomes of the placement experience. This means your clinical schedule will also include a requirement to work in the clinical setting during the evening and at weekends.

Additionally, Elective placement in final year enables the opportunity to participate in optional placement schemes abroad such as ERASMUS exchange or Work the World which is endorsed by the Society and College of Radiographers.

Professional recognition

College of Radiographers (CoR)

Approved by the College of Radiographers (CoR).

Health and Care Professions Council, the (HCPC)

Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for the purpose of providing eligibility to apply for registration with the HCPC as a radiographer.

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Start dates

  • September 2024

Fees and funding

Funding is available for this course - find out more

Additional mandatory costs

Additional costs include - AccessNI Check, Health Screening, Membership of Society of Radiographers, Placement Expenses, Uniforms.

Uniforms: as part of your course, you will be required to purchase a uniform during the first week of the semester. 2020/21 costs were approx. £100.

Membership of Society of Radiographers: You will be required to join the Society of Radiographers. The cost of student membership will cost approximately £100 for the three years.

Placement Expenses: students may incur expenses during periods of placement associated with costs of travel and accommodation. Costs of accomodation, when required are variable depending on the trust site or independent provider. Some placements, organised as part of Elective experiencemay be outside Northern Ireland and will incur additional costs.

It is important to remember that costs associated with accommodation, travel (including car parking charges) and normal living will need to be covered in addition to tuition fees.

Where a course has additional mandatory expenses (in addition to tuition fees) we make every effort to highlight them above. We aim to provide students with the learning materials needed to support their studies. Our libraries are a valuable resource with an extensive collection of books and journals, as well as first-class facilities and IT equipment. Computer suites and free Wi-Fi are also available on each of the campuses.

There are additional fees for graduation ceremonies, examination resits and library fines.

Students choosing a period of paid work placement or study abroad as a part of their course should be aware that there may be additional travel and living costs, as well as tuition fees.

See the tuition fees on our student guide for most up to date costs.

Contact

We’d love to hear from you!

We know that choosing to study at university is a big decision, and you may not always be able to find the information you need online.

Please contact Ulster University with any queries or questions you might have about:

  • Course specific information
  • Fees and Finance
  • Admissions

For any queries regarding getting help with your application, please select Admissions in the drop down below.

For queries related to course content, including modules and placements, please select Course specific information.

We look forward to hearing from you.


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