Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Diagnostic Radiography

The aim of this course is to develop the analytical, theoretical and practical skills that students learned as a graduate and focus on the professional and clinical elements required to be a successful diagnostic radiographer; diagnostic radiographers provide an imaging service for most departments within the hospital including, accident and emergency, outpatients, operating theatres and wards; X-rays are an imaging technique used by diagnostic radiographers to look at injuries or disease, or monitor changes inside the body; most diagnostic radiographers carry out a range of procedures, which may include cross-sectional imaging techniques such as computerised tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound and radionuclide imaging (RNI).

Entry requirements

2nd Class Honours degree or above in any discipline where the candidate can demonstrate understanding of scientific enquiry; this course is not suitable for those already holding a radiography or medical qualificatoin; applicants whose 1st language is not English are required to take an IELTS test receiving an overall score of 6.5 and no individual component score below 6.5; a satisfactory criminal records check is also required.

Course modules

Modules: introduction to radiodiagnostic imaging; fundamentals of diagnostic radiography; advanced diagnostic radiography; professional studies for allied health professionals; research methods for health professionals.

Assessment methods

A variety of assessment methods will be used, including MCQ examination, Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs), Objective Structured Pattern Recognition andImage Interpretation Examinations (OSPRIIEs), self-appraisal, course work, ePortfolio, viva voce examinations and clinical assessment.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 8,450 per Academic year (home fees) 26 months
MSc Full-time £ 15,990 per Academic year (overseas fees) 26 months
MSc Full-time £ 8,450 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 26 months
MSc Full-time £ 8,450 per Academic year (EU fees) 26 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh Edinburgh EH21 6UU Scotland

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