Postgraduate diagnostic radiography

Diagnostic radiography students

Postgraduate diagnostic radiography

Awarded by Kingston University

Diagnostic radiographers investigate the internal structure and workings of the human body using sophisticated equipment to produce high-quality clinical images. Imagery is often required to assess disease processes and the effects of trauma. It’s a highly complex area of expertise that can prove to be very rewarding.


Post-registration course for continuing personal and professional development

Eligible to be completed on a stand-alone or continuous module-by-module basis within a five year period

Eligible for international students

Why choose us?

  • We provide a range of opportunities for diagnostic radiographers (or equivalent) by offering modules aimed at developing skills that will help them progress to the level of the advanced practitioner and consultant radiographers
  • Our learning opportunities are greatly enhanced by collaboration with partners within the NHS
  • A flexible and student-centred approach is a key feature of the programme
  • You may enrol on a single module to fulfil Continuous Professional Development (CPD) needs or opt for a final award of PgCert to acquire a set of skills specific to a particular role.
  • Some students have progressed to a consultant radiographers post in the UK after completing their masters award
  • Inter-professional feature of some modules results in a unique learning experience provided by the exchange of dialogue between a wide range of professionals e.g. diagnostic radiographers, therapeutic radiographers, radiologists, breast physicians, nurses, surgeons, and physicists

Employment prospects
  • The successful completion of the Practice Education and Mentorship module, which is accredited under the College of Radiographers Practice Educators Accreditation Scheme (PEAS), equips you to teach in the workplace
  • Students have progressed to further academic study at PhD level, to roles in education or senior management in imaging departments
Student benefits
  • We use technology to enhance learning: web based materials supported by the virtual learning environment enable students to develop an investigative, independent and individualised approach to learning skills vital for an autonomous practitioner
  • Our e-induction pack provides a useful first reference point when commencing masters level education. It includes information about resources, the support available and key skills required to study a masters programme. Using our interactive study skills guidance, you will also be able to test your own knowledge and develop additional skills to progress on the course
  • Peer support networks – students are encouraged to set up study groups and other learning networks
  • Personal tutors provide academic and personal support
  • A mentor will support and direct you when you are engaged in practice-based learning
  • We have a dedicated Student Support Officer to ensure student wellbeing; they are the first point of contact for students who have personal problems, need advice or are seeking information about University services.
Learning tools and facilities
  • You will learn key theoretical knowledge and how to apply your skills in a variety of clinical settings, through group discussions and seminar work as well as practical and role play sessions.
  • To develop the essential practice-based and clinical skills, we use observational placement, demonstration, image interpretation and clinical assessments.
  • Research-informed and research-led teaching is strongly embedded in our courses.
  • You will benefit from our unique inter-professional learning experience, taking part in discussions between a wide range of professionals.
  • Service users are involved through role plays, assessments (simulating patients) and delivering lectures, providing valuable opportunities for students to gain insight into patient/client perceptions of practice
Practice placements
  • For modules leading to competency, students must have access to practice in the United Kingdom (UK) in order to fulfil the assessment criteria.
  • It is the responsibility of the student to secure such a work placement and appoint a suitable person who will act as a mentor to provide guidance in the practice.
  • Students not based in the UK who are enrolled on the programme may, in exceptional circumstances, register for these modules and use their ‘home’ department for work-based learning and assessment.
  • Practice Education and Mentorship (30 credits) module accredited by the College of Radiographers (CoR)
All courses are delivered in close partnership with the NHS to ensure they are practice relevant and conform to the latest developments in the area.

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