Research course


Cardiff University · School of Healthcare Science

Entry requirements

Suitable for graduates whose field is relevant to the particular project. A good Honours degree, or equivalent is required. Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person. Only accept IELTS with minimum overall score of 6.5 and a minimum of 6 in all elements. Or applicants must have successfully completed a higher degree (minimum of masters level) conducted entirely through the medium of English.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

In the discipline of Radiography three research themes have been developed:

Measuring effects of diagnosis and treatments:

This theme includes areas such as:

  • Complex trial design and systematic reviews.
  • Development of relevant outcome measures.

The Impact of Radiography on Lifestyle (TIROL):

This theme covers areas such as:

  • Cancer and the patient journey/experience
  • Evaluation of screening programmes and the impact of preventative medicine upon future disease rates
  • The radiographer as a health educator.

Service delivery and evaluation/ professional development:

This theme covers areas such as:

  • The impact of the developing and recently established roles in radiography on service delivery, specifically impact on waiting times,
    patient satisfaction and patient journey.
  • Identification of skill mix opportunities to improve service delivery.
  • Training and educational needs in order to enhance service delivery.
  • CPD of radiographers: its impact and effect on service delivery.
  • The value of postgraduate qualifications for advanced practitioners.
  • Evidence based practice e.g. where is it happening and its impact on service delivery'
  • The development and impact of the research professional.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
60 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Miss Liz Harmer Griebel
+44 (0)29 2068 7552