Did you know?
We know that making decisions about where to study can be daunting, so here's some key facts about our courses in this area - BSc(Hons) Diagnostic Radiography, BSc(Hons) Radiotherapy and BSc(Hons) Medical Ultrasound - so you can feel reassured about your choices.
You'll be employable
100 per cent* of Diagnostic Radiography and Radiotherapy students who graduated in 2015 said they felt the University prepared them well or very well for employment, while 98.4 per cent of radiographers and 93.8 per cent of radiotherapists were in employment or studying six months after graduation. Diagnostic Radiography is also a profession governed by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and you can apply for registration on completion of your degree.
*Data from the latest Destination of Leavers of Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 2015.
You'll put theory into practice - a lot!
Like most of our health-based courses, Diagnostic Radiography and Radiotherapy spend around 50 per cent of their time out on placement. During Medical Ultrasound placements you're allocated clinical placements where you spend four-and-a-half days per week working alongside sonographers in a hospital or clinic and learning to undertake the range of ultrasound examinations required of a qualified Sonographer.
We are the first university in the United Kingdom to offer an undergraduate course in medical ultrasound, recognising the demand for trained professionals with these skills within the medical profession.
You'll be joining our community of satisfied students
The 2016 National Student Survey showed that 100 per cent of our Radiotherapy students thought our staff good at explaining things while 92 per cent of our Diagnostic Radiography students were satisfied overall with their course.
You’ll learn from the experts
Our tutors bring to their teaching a wealth of experience from years in clinical settings and have practised as far afield as Perth in Western Australia.
You'll use fantastic facilities
Purpose-built Radiography Skills Suite allow you to improve your skills through simulation in a safe and protected environment, and includes both an Oncentra Masterplan Radiotherapy Planning system a dedicated Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) suite. We also have both a real, working X-Ray room where you can practice taking X-Rays and digitising them to view on the PACS and a fully-functioning mobile X-Ray and Image Intensifier units for use in our ward and theatre simulation workshops. Medical Ultrasound students use a wide range of ultrasound phantoms and simulators where you can practice ultrasound skills in a safe environment. Our Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training (VERT) and advanced computer planning facilities allow you to effectively use live simulations to bring the practical realities of the radiotherapy profession directly to your studies.