Taught course

Diagnostic Radiography (pre-registration) MSc

University of Brighton · School of Sport and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

Degree and experience

Typically an undergraduate degree of 2:2 or above.

Candidates without a healthcare or science background may be considered with some evidence of having studied science, such as A-level biology, or with an appropriate level of recent practical experience in healthcare or science.

Normally, applicants would be expected to provide recent evidence of formal study within the last five years.

Observation experience in a radiography setting would be an advantage.

Months of entry


Course content

This course prepares you to become a registered diagnostic radiographer in two years. You’ll study for a masters and meet statutory requirements to gain a professionally recognised qualification.

The course is ideal for graduates with related first degrees who wish to gain both a professional and academic qualification and start a career in this highly rewarding field.

As a diagnostic radiographer you’ll play a key role in medical teams taking high-quality imaging to help diagnose and monitor illness or injuries to enable patients to receive the right treatment.

You’ll develop the required technical skills and knowledge, and the caring skills needed for a successful career. emphasising how statutory requirements are met. Around 50% of your course will be spent gaining experience on placement.

The course team includes experienced radiographers. You’ll also benefit from visiting lecturers from collaborating healthcare organisations.

The focus on interdisciplinary learning across all our health courses enriches your experience while also preparing you for the reality of professional practice.

Recognising that patients come first in everything the NHS does, and the values of the NHS constitution – respect, dignity, compassion and working together for patients – are embedded in our curriculum.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    2 years months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Enquiries team
01273 644644