Taught course


Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh · Radiography

Entry requirements

A degree or diploma in Diagnostic Radiography or Therapeutic Radiography with HPC Registration, or equivalent; a minimum of 2 years clinical experience; current employment in a clinical environment offering mammography experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is for radiographers who are currently working in a clinical environment offering mammography experience. The course will focus on the evaluation of healthcare provision enabling both skills and theory to be integrated within clinical practice while strengthening the ability to contribute effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team. Issues at the cutting edge of theory and research in mammography will be critically examined to enable you to focus, extend, develop and strengthen skills in mammography to a level of advanced professional competence.

Radiographers who already possess 'The Certificate of Competence' can apply for an exemption from the work-based learning modules. The work-based learning element is structured to promote the development of advanced-level operational skills and critical and reflective thinking in clinical practice. It will focus on the ability to undertake independent learning and to become a critically reflective practitioner.

Depending on your modules choice, you are able to follow a pathway within mammography that will lead to either advancement in specialist clinical skills, education and training or health-care management.

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 6.0.

Fees and funding

UK students
£550 per 15 credit module
International students
£1,430 per 15 credit module

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.

International Funding information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months


part time
24 months


part time
48 months

Further details of qualification

Delivery: At Scottish Mammography Education Centre, Glasgow and by distance learning (PgDip and MSc only)


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment32
Professional practice50
Seminar presentation18

Course contact details

Dawn Fraser
+44 (0) 131 474 0000