London South Bank University

Course Introduction

The Breast Imaging programme is designed to address the increasingly specialised needs of practitioners for education to underpin professional practice in breast diagnosis. A major feature of this programme is the option for you to pursue specific knowledge and skills development in your area of practice through the use of work-based learning e.g. breast ultrasound and ultrasound guided biopsy procedures. The programme includes provision for developing a high standard of mammography skills. However, it also caters for those wishing to move into advanced and consultant practice to meet the evolving requirements of breast screening and diagnostic services. The course and the modules listed within it are provided through a partnership between LSBU and the National Breast Screening Training Centre, King's College NHS Foundation Trust. The course focuses on competency development and attainment within the breast imaging and breast care fields, adhering to the national standards of the NHS Breast Screening Programme, the Royal College of Radiologists, the Society and College of Radiographers and the Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education. Applicants will normally be a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered radiographer, with a relevant professional qualification, or in possession of a first degree in a science, biomedical or health and social care subject. This programme will assist in developing your career options as a practitioner, or into specialist, advanced and consultant practice, research or management areas.

Start Date:

The study period is up to 2 years.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert European Fees
2 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students will need to meet the following criteria: Registration with an appropriate regulatory body, e.g. Health and Care Professions Council; Possession of a recognised appropriate professional qualification (at a minimum of level 6) e.g. BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography; Be employed within the Breast Care Field and have access to a Breast Imaging Department and/or Breast Clinic which can provide appropriate clinical experience; Evidence of departmental support due to the nature of the clinical competency requirements of the individual modules. This must be confirmed at the time of application and should include identification of an appropriate clinical department.
  • International entry requirements: Students must have an IELTS average score of 7.0 on entry to the programme. No individual elements should be below 7.0.
  • IELTS score: 7