MSc Diagnostic Radiography
is this course for?
This course has been especially designed to help graduates
become diagnostic radiographers.
is this course not for?
This course is not suitable for applicants already holding a qualification
in diagnostic radiography or medicine.
is the role of a diagnostic radiographer?
Diagnostic radiographers provide an imaging service for most departments within the
hospital including, accident and emergency, outpatients, operating theatres and
wards. X-rays are an imaging technique used by diagnostic
radiographers to look at injuries or disease, or monitor changes inside the
body. Most diagnostic radiographers carry out a range of procedures, which may include cross-sectional imaging techniques such as computerised tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound and radionuclide imaging (RNI).
of the course
The aim is to develop the analytical, theoretical and practical
skills that you learned as a graduate and focus on the
professional and clinical elements required to be a successful diagnostic
qualifications and entry requirements do you need?
A second class Honours degree or above in any discipline.
long will the course last?
This course is full-time for 26 months.
When will this course start?
qualification will I get?
Master of Science (MSc) in Diagnostic Radiography or Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) in Diagnostic Radiography. These qualifications
will enable you to apply for registration, as a diagnostic radiographer,
with the Health and Care Professions Council; this is a requirement for
employment within the UK.
does the course cover?
A variety of teaching and assessment methods will be used, however,
you will be expected to take overall responsibility for your learning.
You will have the opportunity to develop your clinical skills
with work placements in Radiology Departments in hospitals in
Lothian, Fife, Forth Valley and the Borders.
career opportunities are available?
Following graduation, and registration with the HPC, you can work as a registered diagnostic
radiographer within the NHS or the private sector. Diagnostic radiography is a fast-moving and continually changing profession, and
long-term career prospects include management, research and
For further information please contact:
Tel: 0131 4740000
You may also like to browse some websites for further information:
The Society of Radiographers