City University London

Course Introduction

City's radiography degree provides students with the skills and knowledge to help diagnose illness by producing and interpreting images. Graduates will have the skills to make a vital difference to patients and their families. City's Radiography Division was founded following the merger of five of London's top radiography schools, making it an excellent place to study radiography. There are also close links with radiography departments in hospitals, the radiography profession and industry. City has one of the best equipped radiography clinical skills suites in the UK, including a life'size virtual environment. Diagnostic radiographers use a range of imaging modalities such as conventional/ plain radiography, fluoroscopy, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound and nuclear medicine. City works in partnership with a range of hospital trusts in London and Essex giving students a range of placement opportunities, for example, The Royal Free Hospital, St Bartholomew's Hospital and in Essex, King George Hospital and Southend University Hospital. During their course, students have one primary clinical placement at a main site but rotate through other hospitals to gain greater clinical experience.

Course Modules

Year 1: Core modules: common foundation module 1; introduction to radiographic practice; common foundation module 2; chest, abdomen and pelvis radiography; appendicular skeletal radiography; general fluoroscopy and contrast studies; radiographic image evaluation. Year 2: Core modules: research methods; cardiovascular system, lymphatic system and imaging procedures; axial skeletal radiography; theatres, mobiles and mammography; digital imaging/image receptors; imaging service provision; specialised modalities. Year 3: Core modules: trauma; extended literature review or research project; interprofessional studies; prescribing and intravenous injecting; equipment evaluation; preparation for clinical practice.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Higher
  • Irish Leaving Certificates BBCCC
  • Tariff 120
  • GCE A-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • International Baccalaureate 33
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • CRB check required

Key Course Information

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96% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 84%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 92%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 78%

£24,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

90% Go on to work and/or study

21% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 42%

Total Coursework: 32%

Total Practical: 26%

£7,800 - £10,000
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,500 - £7,800
Typical cost of private accommodation