Taught course

Diagnostic Radiography (Pre-Registration)

University of Derby · College of Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

You’ll need to hold a science or health care related degree at 2:1 or above. If your degree is over five years old, then we would normally expect evidence of successful study at level 6 or above in the past two years. You must also have five GSCE passes at grade C or above, including maths and English language. If your first degree is not in a pure science (biology, chemistry or physics), or you do not have a pure science A level at grade B or above, then you must have at least one pure science at GCSE, grade C or above. You must also have undertaken some recent work experience in a Radiography department. We will also consider all information included in your application and from your interview. We'll also want to see that you are enthusiastic and motivated to undertake this course and train to be a Radiographer. General entry requirements: When you apply for this course you should make sure that you consider the following areas in your application: Give evidence that you meet the academic entry criteria above, or are expected to; Show you meet the criteria to apply for NHS financial support; Show that you've completed your degree within the last five years; if not, evidence of level 6 study or above in the last two years is required. Provide examples of using your communication skills with the public; Demonstrate how you've gained insight into caring for others; Give examples of working as part of a team Demonstrate you can write clearly and concisely, showing a good level of spelling and punctuation; Provide a reference; Demonstrate that you are capable of managing the academic demands of Master’s level study.


Months of entry


Course content

This is one of a very small number of MSc Pre-Registration courses in Diagnostic Radiography in the UK, and currently the only one in the region.

Study a course approved by the Health and Care Professions Council, meaning you'll be eligable to apply for registration as a Diagnostic Radiographer as soon as you graduate

With this course you can:

  • develop as a competent, reflective practitioner who is capable of working both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team;
  • enhance your critical thinking, enquiry and research skills using state of the art facilities, including our Clinical Skills Suite which contains a purpose-built Diagnostic imaging suite to match the equipment you'll use in your career;
  • engage with an enthusiastic, experienced teaching team who use a variety of learning approaches to help you develop your professional and academic skills;
  • explore your passion in a variety of work placement opportunities including large teaching hospitals which offer a wide range of imaging modalities, to smaller community hospitals offering more locally based care.

Fees and funding

UK students

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

College of Health and Social Care
+44 (0)1332 591703