Five GCSEs grades A*–C (9-4) including English, Science and Maths
Functional skills are not accepted
Plus one of the following:
- A minimum of 128 UCAS points from 3 A-levels, with 2 A-levels in science subjects. One science subject at grade A and one at grade B, in any of the following subjects (Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics) normally taken in one sitting.
- Distinction in Healthcare Science with optional module in ‘Assisting with health science’ (not optical care services)
- BTEC National Diploma in Applied Science at Distinction/Distinction plus another level 3 to meet the 128 UCAS point tariff
- BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science at Distinction/Distinction/Merit
Other combinations will be looked at on an individual basis
- 28+ points with six higher level points in a science subject
Access to HE Diploma
The interview will be used as part of the selection process to determine whether you will be made an offer.
The recruitment process for this course includes assessing applicants by the content of their personal statement and interview for the core values of the NHS constitution.
Professional conduct during the event will also contribute to the decision-making regarding an applicant’s application.
Interviews will be delivered via Microsoft Teams.
We strongly advise applicants to undertake a one-day observational visit to an X-ray department. This can be arranged directly with any NHS trust.
Please note, this is not a compulsory requirement of the application process, but is advised to ensure you have a first hand understanding of the role of a diagnostic radiographer, before undertaking your training into the profession.
English language requirements:
If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 7 overall, with 6.5 in each band (or equivalent) when you start the course is essential. English language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning (CELL), is available both before and during the course.
As well as academic requirements, you will also be required to meet and fulfil non-academic requirements which are stated below:
- Self-Declaration Form clearance
- Enhanced DBS disclosure clearance
You submit an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure application form before starting the course (if you are overseas you will also need to submit a criminal records certificate from your home country), which needs to be cleared in accordance with DMU’s admissions policy. Contact us for up-to-date information.
We strongly advise that you opt for the DBS update service as it is possible that future placement providers may request a recent DBS and not one from the start of the programme. If you decide not to opt for this service then you will have to pay for the DBS again if requested by your placement provided – the university will not cover this cost.
Occupational Health clearance
The role of the diagnostic radiographer requires students to be able to operate and manoeuvre large pieces of imaging equipment. It also requires the ability to be involved in the moving and handling of services users. It is important for both the safety of the service user, colleagues and the student themselves, that student radiographers are able to engage in this activity safely without putting themselves, service users or other colleagues at risk of injury or exacerbation of existing health conditions.
All successful applicants who enrol onto the programme are required to undergo appropriate immunisations. This process is facilitated by the university and will involve attending occupational health clinics to receive the necessary vaccinations and blood test screening to ensure compliance with the requirements for new and existing healthcare workers within the NHS.
You must meet and fulfil all non-academic requirements before 15 July 2024. Failure to meet this deadline may result in your offer being withdrawn.
Please note that we do not accept internal or external transfers onto this course for any year of study.