Radiography, M.Sc.

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  • 12 months
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The Radiography programme at Cardiff University aims to increase students evaluative, critical thinking and problem-solving skills and to increase their practical and theoretical knowledge of radiography so that they can apply these skills in the further advancement of their profession.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


The Radiography programme at Cardiff University is structured in a modular format. Students complete modules totalling 120 M-level credits to be eligible for an exit award of a Postgraduate Diploma. All students complete a compulsory generic module in Research Methods in Health and Social Care (30 credits). The modules are those considered to be of relevance to the practising radiographer and other allied health professionals engaged with imaging. Theoretical and clinical practice elements combine in order to optimise service delivery, enhance clinical skills and improve the overall management of the patient. Those undertaking the MSc are required to complete the research methods module.

Full-time students undertake all taught modules during one academic year, while part-time students undertake taught modules over two years. Assessment methods used vary according to the modules but include coursework, practicals and presentations with image reporting and mammography modules having clinically based assessments.

Students successfully completing sufficient modules are able to proceed to the dissertation stage and if successful will be eligible for the award of a Master of Science degree.

Who we are

The Cardiff University excels in producing high quality, innovative research which translates into benefits both locally and worldwide.

CU has a diverse student population with students coming from more than 100 countries and with a range of backgrounds. Its academic staff are driven by creativity and curiosity and many are leaders in their fields, creating a stimulating environment for learning.


The Cardiff University students benefit from teaching that builds both intellectual skills and the ability to think independently.

Learning in a research-led environment means students interact with researchers working at the frontiers of knowledge in their disciplines. The research is vigorous and pioneering - this creates a stimulating environment for study.

The 2015 National Student Survey found that 90% of CU students were satisfied with their student experience - above the UK-wide sector average.


The Cardiff University has a thriving innovation culture and connect industry, business, and government with its academics, nurturing student entrepreneurship and championing grass-roots business development.

The Faculty at Cardiff University are experts at turning their world-leading research into commercial success, with 85 percent of all IP income in Wales generated by the University.

Ranked in the top 5 UK Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) for the number of knowledge transfer programmes, CU’s innovations and expertise have helped manufacturing and businesses, medical and healthcare sectors and the cultural industries improve their performance, processes and sustainability.

Since inception, CU’s innovative partnership with Fusion IP has led to more than £40M investment in Cardiff University spinouts. CU’s talented, enterprising graduates have established more than 270 start-up companies in the last three years, making it the first Higher HEI in Wales and sixth in the UK for the level of graduate start-ups.

Programme Structure

Optional Modules

The below list is indicative

  • Ethics in Health and Social Care
  • Health and Safety and Radiation Protection
  • Education in Practice – Personal and Professional Development of Self and Others
  • Introduction to Image Appreciation and Evaluation
  • Appendicular Image Appreciation
  • Axial Image Appreciation
  • Chest and Abdomen Image Appreciation
  • Appendicular Reporting (a radiological mentor is required)
  • Axial Reporting (a radiological mentor is required)
  • Chest and Abdomen Reporting (a radiological mentor is required)
  • Clinical Comptence in Mammography
  • Image Guided Interventional Procedures of the Breast
  • Image Interpretation and reporting in mammography
  • Evidencing Learning in Professional Specialist Practice

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

The course is suitable for qualified diagnostic/therapeutic radiographers with usually at least two years clinical experience.

Students admitted to the course should be in possession of:

  • either a Radiography degree or a UK diploma in radiography (or equivalent)
  • preferably a minimum of 2 years post-registration experience with evidence of CPD

Students wishing to undertake reporting modules must be meet the entry requirements for those modules.

Non-native speakers of the English language must satisfy the Minimum University requirements (e.g. 6.5 IELTS).

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 18250 International
  • GBP 6000 EU/EEA

Part-time programme cost:

  • EEA: £3,000
  • Non-EEA: £9,125


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