Five GCSEs grades A*–C (9-4) including English and Maths
Plus one of the following:
- Normally 120 UCAS points from a maximum of 3 A-level subjects, including one subject in a science subject at grade B or above (Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics)
- BTEC National Diploma in Applied Science at Distinction/Distinction/Merit
- BTEC Extended Diploma at Distinction/Distinction/Merit (to include at least 60 credits in approved Science modules)
- 28+ points with six higher level points in a science subject
Access to HE Diploma
- Pass Access with at least 45 level 3 credits at distinction, to include 15 credits from science subjects. English and Maths GCSE grades A*-C (9-4) required a separate qualifications
The recruitment process for this course includes assessing applicants by interview for the core values of the NHS constitution. We believe these values to be essential in any individual involved in patient care. Professional conduct during the event will also contribute to the decision making regarding an applicant’s application. Interviews may be conducted in person on our Leicester campus or remotely via Skype.
Work experience: Yes
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.
Occupational Health check: Yes
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 a 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.
DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check: Yes
You submit an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure application form before starting the course, which needs to be cleared in accordance with DMU’s admissions policy. Contact us for up-to-date information.
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.
Please visit dmu.ac.uk/international for more information.
UCAS Tariff changes:
Students applying for courses starting in September 2019 will be made offers based on the latest UCAS Tariff. Find out more.