Taught course

Diagnostic Radiography (Pre-Registration)

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh · Radiography

Entry requirements

Second class honours degree in any discipline where the candidate can demonstrate understanding of scientific enquiry. This course is not suitable for those already holding a radiography qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

The aim of this course 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 Radiographer.

This course is not suitable for applicants already holding a qualification in diagnostic radiography.

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).

Information for international students

If you do not hold a recent, acceptable English language qualification you will be required to take an IELTS test receiving an overall score of 6.5 and no individual component score below 6.5.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

This course does NOT receive any NHS or SAAS funding, the majority of students self fund their studies or apply for a Professional Career Development Loan. http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/AdultLearning/FinancialHelpForAdultLearners/CareerDevelopmentLoans/index.htm

International Funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
24 months


full time
26 months

Course contact details

Alanah Kirby
+44 (0) 131 474 0000