Taught course


Cardiff University · School of Healthcare Science

Entry requirements

This course welcomes UK-based as well as EU and International students.

The course is suitable for qualified diagnostic/therapeutic radiographers with usually at least two years’ clinical experience.

Students admitted to the course should be in possession of:

  • Either a Radiography degree or a UK diploma in radiography (or equivalent)
  • Preferably a minimum of two years post-registration experience with evidence of CPD.

Students wishing to undertake reporting modules must meet the entry requirements for those modules. This includes the support of a radiological mentor. The radiological mentor is not organised by Cardiff University.

Students whose first language is not English will be required to pass an IELTS test. Please see our English Language Requirements guidance for more details.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Radiography has been designed to provide radiographers with advanced theoretical knowledge to enhance their clinical skills.

Radiography in the School of Healthcare Sciences is accredited by the Society and College of Radiographers, and the skills you can obtain are transferable to all NHS Trusts and are recognised overseas.

This full-time course aims to expand your knowledge in areas such as image appreciation, radiographic reporting and mammography and many other practices associated with radiography.

It also aims to equip you to meet the ever-changing needs of this fast-developing sector, and a high volume of course content will be delivered by experienced radiologists and clinical specialists. You will also have ample opportunity to work in clinical settings with plenty of hands-on experience.

In addition, our three mammography modules (HCT053, HCT119 and HCT254) can be studied on a stand-alone basis to provide practicing radiographers with the expertise necessary to become effective, competent, independent mammography practitioners.

The course comprises a mix of profession specific modules and generic modules, and full-time students take four taught modules in one academic year, with a further six months to complete the dissertation.

Qualification and course duration


full time
18 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

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