Undergraduate diagnostic radiography

Diagnostic radiography student

Undergraduate diagnostic radiography

Awarded by St George’s, University of London

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 for our students.

This course is currently offered through a partnership with Kingston University, the Joint Faculty of Health Social Care and Education. For students enrolling from 2022, the course will be delivered through a structure which is the sole responsibility of St George’s, University of London, our Institute of Medical and Biomedical Education. There will be no impact on the teaching or the award of the degree. See further information.


Pre-qualifying status course

Eligible for international students

Why choose us?

  • 89 per cent of our students are satisfied with the overall quality of diagnostic radiography education
  • Clinical experience is gained in two core hospitals, with visits to other specialist hospitals to observe and experience a range of techniques and equipment
  • Our interprofessional foundation programme in the first year of study encourages learning together with students studying medicine, biomedical science, healthcare scientists, physiotherapy and therapeutic radiography
  • Part of the course is undertaken in small multidisciplinary groups, providing an opportunity to learn from health professionals in various disciplines
  • Practical anatomy is taught in the dissecting room – a unique facility among universities in the United Kingdom where students learn with cadavers
  • You will learn about other types of imaging including computed tomography, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging and radionuclide imaging
  • Disclosure and Barring Service check
  • Occupational Health Screening and relevant professional vaccinations
  • Starter pack of the professional uniform
  • Ipad Mini for course-related activities
  • Placement at one of our 14 hospital trust partners
  • Clinical pack for placement learning

Employment prospects
  • The Guardian University Guide 2015 ranks St Georges, University of London 2nd in the league tables for employability
  • You will leave with a personal development portfolio, which showcases and records your academic performance and career goals, supports your job applications, transferable skills and personal statements
  • You receive careers support throughout the course, culminating in an event where you can network with employers and alumni
Student benefits
  • Student mentor programme
  • Student-led peer assisted 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
  • A new digital practical radiography suite, with interchangeable digital radiography and computed radiography image detectors, gives you simulated practical experience in a safe learning environment
  • Two overhead x-ray sets, a mobile x-ray machine and C-arm mobile image intensification equipment allow a variety of emergency, departmental and theatre and mobile situations to be simulated
  • Anatomical models, dosimetry (the measurement of the absorbed dose delivered by ionizing radiation) and imaging phantoms allow experimentation and demonstration of real life simulations
  • A networked picture archiving and communication system offers unlimited concurrent access
We work with a range of NHS trusts in Greater London to provide practice placements.
Extra practice learning opportunities
Elective placements can be taken in the UK or international hospitals. Several students have applied for “Work The World” placements and have recently visited South America, Nepal and the United States.

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