Diagnostic Radiography BSc/MSci

 

Course Code

UCAS Code: B821
International Code: HLSU241

Location

Coventry University (Coventry)

 

Study mode

Full-time

Duration

3 years full-time (BSc)
4 years full-time (MSci)

Start date

September 2022

We are sorry this course is now closed for new applications for the September 2022 intake however we have a wide range of alternative health courses which are still accepting applications.


Course overview

Study level: Undergraduate

If you’re interested in a career in health, then diagnostic radiography is one of the most innovative and varied areas you could choose.

  • State-of-the-art teaching facilities including a new £2m diagnostic radiography suite.
  • Accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) enabling you to register as a radiographer upon successful completion (additional requirements and costs may apply)
  • 4-year integrated master's option gives you the chance to take your learning to a higher level before joining the workforce
  • Receive a payment of £5,000 a year through the NHS Learning Support Fund – this does not need to be paid back
  • Strong partnerships with clinical placement providers are designed to enable you to practice in a diverse range of educational and professional learning environments such as acute, district and community services, and public, private and charitable organisations. Clinical experience placements embedded within the course meet the requirements of the Health and Care Profession Council (HCPC).
  • Diagnostic Radiographers use the latest technology including Conventional Radiography, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Radionuclide medicine (RNI) and Ultrasound (US) to examine the body and facilitate the effective and timely diagnosis of various medical conditions. We take a ‘learning through exploration’ approach enabling you to put the knowledge and skills you develop in to practice variety of cutting-edge innovative simulated scenarios. We have invested over £2m in a purpose built new diagnostic radiography suite featuring the latest diagnostic radiography equipment.
  • As a student on the Diagnostic Radiography course, you will have the opportunity to engage in a wide range of transformative learning opportunities and innovative modules designed to further enhance graduate employability in a dynamic health and social care environment. This includes a breadth of professional practice experience, service user involvement, inter-professional collaborative education and a range of international learning opportunities.
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Global Ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

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Teaching excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

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Employability

Career ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Why you should study this course

Using advanced technology, diagnostic radiographers take images inside patients’ bodies to help understand and diagnose illness and injury. As well as working directly with patients, they consult with a range of healthcare professionals to design treatment programmes, procedures and therapies.

  • Diagnostic Radiography at Coventry is available as either a 3-year BSc (Hons) degree or a 4-year Integrated Master’s MSci degree, with the final year of the MSci studied at master’s level.
  • Our courses are intended to develop you into a radiographer who has a good understanding of all aspects of radiography and patient care who can respond to a rapidly evolving health delivery service.
  • Delivering effective and compassionate patient care is at the centre of the course. You will have the chance to learn how to understand and manage the patients’ needs, the importance of communication and care alongside the science and technology of diagnostic imaging and how it is used in this dynamic care profession.
  • As a diagnostic radiographer you will work directly with patients and produce, process and assess images of body structures - for example, skeletal and soft tissue injuries or abnormalities which are used to support and guide direct interventional treatments, procedures and therapies.
  • Throughout the course you will be given the opportunity to develop knowledge of health-related sciences including, human anatomy, physiology, medical physics and technology to support the operation, interpretation and diagnostic processes of radiographic imaging. In addition, you will explore patient interaction, care and protection - including safe radiation practice - a fundamental responsibility for diagnostic radiographers. You will also examine the crucial role diagnostic radiographers play in health screening programmes such as cancer screening.
  • Practice placements, which are sourced for you by the university, are an integral part of the course and aim to enable you to develop clinical skills and work as part of a multidisciplinary team. In addition, you will have the opportunity to learn about performing various aspects of diagnostic radiography practices alongside other healthcare students in the university’s purpose-built Simulation Centre, using the latest equipment that would normally be found in clinical settings.

Accredited by:

hcpc health & care professions council

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Successful completion of the course enables you to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).


Memberships

Society of Radiographers (SoR)

You are eligible to become a member of the Society of Radiographers (SoR) (Additional costs may apply).

Find out more about Diagnostic Radiography at Coventry


What you'll study

You will be introduced to the foundation elements of diagnostic radiography through a range of theoretical and professional practice modules. The professional practice component is designed to help enable you to develop the clinical skills required to conduct a range of diagnostic imaging tests and provide excellent person-centred care.

Modules

  • This module aims to introduce you to the human body - anatomy, physiology and pathology. Anatomical knowledge and understanding of physiological systems provide an essential base for radiography practice. It also lays the foundations to enable you to understand human body conditions in order to produce diagnostic images which can affect treatment or management.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Coursework and presentation

  • This module aims to introduce you to the principles of imaging science, equipment and technology. The primary focus of the module will be projectional imaging. The knowledge and understanding of projectional imaging systems includes equipment, functional and operational aspects. It will also cover X-ray production, X-ray beam, interaction with matter and image formation. Radiation safety and protection will include ionising radiation legislation. You should also develop the key skills to practice safely whilst upholding image quality.]

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Exam

  • Enabling you to become an independent, evidence informed, learner and professional radiographer is the focus of this module. It aims to introduce you to the basic principles of gathering, appraising, interpreting and applying evidence to support your learning and professional development. In addition, study skills will be a feature within the module, helping to support effective academic practice. The module also includes the principles underpinning research and evidence-informed practice in the context of diagnostic radiography.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Coursework

  • This module aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of the social, political, economic, cultural and environmental factors that influence individual and community health and wellbeing. The module draws upon key international, national and local initiatives to support your learning.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Coursework

  • The module begins to develop some of the fundamental skills required for effective diagnostic radiography practice. The areas covered in the module fall within the HCPC competency framework for registered radiographers. The module aims to enhance your understanding of the radiographer’s role, skills and attribute required s to undertake projectional imaging techniques of the musculoskeletal system and thorax and abdomen. This module also has a 3-week induction to professional practice-based learning experience placement to explore and understand the role of the radiographer and experience various imaging areas.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Objective structured exam and portfolio

  • Successful completion of this module introduces you to the fundamentals, principles and skills to evaluate projectional imaging images for upper & lower limbs, shoulder, thorax and abdomen areas. You will have the opportunity to study a series of diagnostic images to recognise patterns and appearances of abnormalities and injuries.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Viva

  • This module provides a professional practice-based learning experience (6 weeks), which is sourced for you by the university. It aims to enable you to further understand the role of the diagnostic radiographer and their contribution to the multi-disciplinary team and inter-professional working.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Coursework and portfolio

In year two, you will explore the importance of evidence-informed practice in diagnostic radiography and build on your understanding of the radiographer’s role in various imaging areas and person-centred care. The content aims to further develops your theoretical understanding and practical application of diagnostic radiography practice.

Modules

  • This module aims to further build on your learning from year 1 to enhance your radiography knowledge and skills for practice. It is designed to allow you to explore complex and advanced examination techniques through effective, safe and evidence-based practice. It further develops your patient centred skills for service users with different physical, mental health and cultural needs. By successfully completing this module you will begin to develop autonomy and practice within professional, ethical and legal frameworks that underpin diagnostic radiography services. It is designed to enable you to gain an understanding of various imaging approaches and apply theory to practice whilst considering the patient’s condition, diagnostic pathways, safety, contrast use and radiation protection. This module provides a professional practice-based learning experience, which is sourced for you by the university.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Objective structured clinical exam and portfolio

  • Developing your understanding of scientific principles related to digital X-ray imaging equipment including mobile, dentals and mammography units is the primary objective of this module. The design and functionality of each of these imaging units will be explored and discussed in terms of image process, workflow and storage image quality, quality assurance procedures, radiation protection, safety and technology.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Exam

  • This module aims to build on your previous learning focusing on the organisation of the human body and the structure and function of the physiological systems. You will continue to explore the systems of the human body and relate this to the pathophysiology and management of conditions and diseases commonly presented within radiography professional practice.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Coursework and presentation

  • This module aims to enable you to apply the theoretical knowledge, ethical principles and evidence informed skills developed in the Foundations of Evidence-Informed Practice module to clinical settings. You will explore how to design and justify empirical or literature-based study, relevant to diagnostic radiography and/or medical imaging science, demonstrating the application of sound ethical reasoning. In order to achieve this, it will introduce you to a diverse range of approaches to research, reviews and audits (qualitative, quantitative and participatory) and relevant health and social care policy and legislation. This module will encourage you to explore how the profession specific core values and beliefs can complement those of other health and social care professions, drawing on differing research traditions.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Coursework

  • During this module you will examine scientific principles and applications related to imaging techniques - interventional, fluoroscopy, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Ultrasound (US) and Radio Nuclide Imaging (RNI). The design and functionality of each of these imaging tools will be explored including interaction processes, biological effects, image quality and technology advances.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Coursework and exam

  • This module is designed to build on your image interpretation skills of images of the body systems studied in year one. It aims to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to assess images from various modalities through a systematic approach, highlighting radiographer's role assessing medical images, medico-legal perceptions and factors that influence image evaluation.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Objective structured clinical exam and viva

  • This module is designed to further explore radiographic skills with various imaging techniques to develop understanding, knowledge and skills in imaging body systems. The tools studied in depth include interventional/fluoroscopy, CT, PET, MRI, US and RNI. This module provides a professional practice-based learning experience (5 weeks), which is sourced for you by the university.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Objective structured clinical exam and portfolio

  • The Student Elected Radiography Practice Experience is designed provide you with the opportunity to broaden and gain specialist radiography professional practice, knowledge and skills. You can select a clinical placement nationally or internationally to further develop your clinical competencies within radiography. Through this experience you should be able to demonstrate a range of clinical skills by conducting a range of radiography examinations under supervision. This module requires a professional practice-based learning experience, which is sourced by the student, supported and vetted by the university for health and safety.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Portfolio and coursework

In the third year, which is the final year for students on the BSc course, you will examine the different pathways, advances and developments in radiography and have the opportunity to conduct a research project in an area of radiography of interest to you. In addition, you can study leadership and management in a diagnostic radiography context and undertake professional practice-based learning experience to move towards becoming an autonomous practitioner.

Modules

  • The module aims to prepare you to develop as a skilled radiographer by enhancing the knowledge and skills you acquired in years 1 and 2. Successful completion of year 3 will enable you to demonstrate your understanding of conducting clinical practice in a professional, ethical and safe manner in accordance with HCPC guidance.

    By successfully completing this module you will work towards performing radiographic procedures demonstrating the knowledge and skills required to practice autonomously by applying appropriate radiographic techniques for a range of conditions, following local protocols and national guidelines for radiographic professional practice. You will have the opportunity to participate in a mentorship programme to explore the mentor’s role. This module provides a professional practice-based learning experience (4 weeks), which is sourced for you the by the university.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Coursework, portfolio and objective structured clinical exam

  • The aim of this module is to prepare you to develop and advance your understanding and knowledge of imaging techniques -computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), radionuclide imaging (RNI) and ultrasound (US). The module is designed to enable you to make decisions related to the service user's imaging journey and the assessment of imaging protocols.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Presentation

  • This module aims to support the development of leadership behaviours and management skills required to function effectively as a newly qualified registered healthcare professional working within a multi-professional team delivering high-quality care.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Coursework and group presentation

  • This module provides you with the opportunity to undertake an in-depth exploration of an area of professional interest. On completion of this module, you will have an enhanced understanding of the research process (either literature-based or empirical) and the potential of informing future practice.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Coursework

  • The module aims to explore contemporary issues in relation to diagnostic radiography practice. You will explore the systems and structures of health and social care, methods and tools for service delivery, and pressures on service planning, quality and delivery. The module will also explore macro and micro levels of resources that influence the functionality of the imaging department and complexities related to practice.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Coursework and group presentation

  • The aim of this module is to consolidate the image interpretation skills developed in years 1 and 2 to provide you with the essential skills required of a newly qualified radiographer. Successful completion of the module will provide you with the detailed knowledge and skills needed to analyse and critically appraise the significance of the medical images produced.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Objective structured clinical exam and viva

  • The primary aim of this key clinical education module is to support you in demonstrating your ability to undertake the role of an independent, autonomous and reflective clinician in a way that reflects the practice of a newly qualified radiographer. It gives you the opportunity to show how you can perform effectively and safely in practice in a range of radiography areas. This module provides for a professional practice-based learning experience, which is sourced for you by the university.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Objective structured clinical exam and portfolio

In the final year of the MSci course you will study at master’s level. You will have the opportunity to explore in- depth knowledge and skills in enhanced imaging practice, with a focus on projectional and cross-sectional imaging areas. You will also further explore global health, leadership and research.

Modules

  • The Enhanced Imaging Practice module aims to provide you with in-depth knowledge of projectional imaging focusing on complex musculoskeletal cases including paediatrics, geriatric, forensics and breast imaging. Successful completion of this module is designed to enable you to enhance your diagnostic capabilities within plain film/projectional imaging areas whilst promoting best practice and developing detailed image reporting skills. You will have the opportunity to undertake a placement experience within a selected enhanced imaging area to grow your knowledge and skills. This module provides a professional practice-based learning experience, which is sourced by either the student or the University within a specialised area of interest.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Exam, portfolio and viva

  • This module builds on the research knowledge and skills you gained at undergraduate level. The module will aim to further develop your understanding of health research by exploring complex forms of research approaches, design and data analysis. Both quantitative and qualitative research will be explored in depth.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Coursework

  • This module aims to develop your critical and conceptual understanding of complex healthcare. Throughout the module you will explore the process of health policy making within areas such as politics, internal relationships, governance, power, human rights and finance. You will explore health systems and factors that influence reform such as global organisations, social determinants of health, sustainability and stakeholders. The module aims to develop your understanding and knowledge of health and healthcare through local, international, political, social and economic contexts.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Coursework and presentation

  • This module aims to provide you with in-depth knowledge and skills in cross-sectional imaging. Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) will be explored in depth. This module provides a professional practice-based learning experience, which is sourced by either the student or the university within CT or MRI specialised interest area field.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Objective structured clinical exam, portfolio and viva

  • This research module is designed to allow you to undertake an in-depth individual study in an area of interest relevant to your practice which will demonstrate an understanding and application of research at an advanced level. It will provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate your ability to synthesise information and communicate a critical and evaluative understanding of the research process including the associated ethical, theoretical and methodological issues. You will have the opportunity to consider real-life practice issues within a relevant clinical area and work alongside clinicians in practice to design and plan a service improvement project.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Project

  • This module aims to provide you with a framework of knowledge and understanding of how to effectively lead and develop people in organisations for better health and wellbeing using a range of approaches whatever the Master’s degree of specialisation they elect to follow. You will explore for example, the influence and impact of leadership theories, culture and the impact of health and wellbeing on organisational performance in different types of organisational scenarios. You will appraise contemporary approaches for the creation of healthy work systems with emphasis placed upon modern-day methods and the role and skills of leaders in coaching and mentoring.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Coursework

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.


How you'll learn

This course is taught utilising a variety of methods including the use of simulation, role play, and service user input. You will have a mixture of lectures, workshops and practical sessions and a problem-based learning approach is taken to enhance your understanding. Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to participate in interprofessional events with other healthcare students.

You will normally have around 15-20 hours per week of teaching which can consist of lectures, small group teaching and practical workshops. In addition, you will be expected to undertake a further 15-20 hours minimum of self-directed study each week.


Assessment

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include coursework, tests, essays, practical or project work, formal examinations, presentations and posters and group work

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.


Job ready

Throughout the course you will be given the opportunity to develop knowledge of health-related sciences as well as exploring patient interaction, care and protection. You will have clinical practice placements every year, enabling you to put theory into practice.

The courses are accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) enabling you to register as a radiographer upon successful completion (additional requirements and costs may apply).


International experience opportunities

You are encouraged to consider your potential contribution to the wider global community, with opportunities to take part in international activities such as online international learning events, field trips and international exchanges in Europe and further afield.

In year two, you have the opportunity for an elected international professional practice-based learning experience.


Entry requirements

Typical offer for 2022 entry.

Requirement What we're looking for
A level Applicants must have A levels at grade BBB levels with at least one subject from a Science subject (Biology, Physics or Chemistry). A pass in the Science practical of each taken subject will be required.
BTEC BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science with Distinction, Distinction Merit (DDM) profile; or BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care with DDM profile plus 1 A level grade C or above from an A level Science subject or Mathematics
Access Successful completion of the access course, including 45 credits at level 3, with 24 credits at Distinction including 9 credits from a Science subject, with the remaining credits at Merit
Foundation Science degree Average profile of 60% or higher
Irish Leaving Certificate 120 points from 5 Higher level subjects to include B1 from a Science
Degree Honours degree at 2:2 classification or above in a Science or Health subject
International Baccalaureate 120 points from 1 Higher Level (HL) subject at Grade 5 or above and 1 HL subject at Grade 4 or above to include a life science or maths subject.

Level 2 qualifications

Applicants must have at least 5 GCSEs which includes:

  • English Language Grade 5 (or C)
  • Maths Grade 5 (or C)
  • Two Sciences Grade 5 (or C). This can be obtained from either Double Award Science or single sciences, any two from Biology, Chemistry or Physics

Functional Skills Level 2 in English is acceptable

Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths is acceptable

All shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview to assess their suitability for the course as part of the admissions and selection process.

Applicants are strongly advised to undertake an observational visit at a Radiology or X-ray or Medical Imaging department. Arrangements can be made directly with any local hospital (NHS or private). Although, work experience is not a compulsory element of the application or selection process, it will provide you with an insight into the radiography profession, radiographer’s role, and professional placement experience. We understand that this may be difficult with Covid restrictions, therefore we encourage you to research the role of a radiographer and be able to demonstrate your understanding of the role

Enrolment on the course is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and an Occupational Health (OH) assessment to assess fitness to undertake the clinical component of the course. Satisfactory health clearance and enhanced criminal record disclosure is also required. As part of the health clearance checks you will be required to provide information about your immunity and vaccination status. You will also be required to provide information about your COVID-19 vaccination status. We therefore recommend that you are fully vaccinated including the COVID-19 vaccine. The information you provide will be used to determine your eligibility to go on placement(s). Placements are provided at the placement provider’s discretion. The University is therefore unable to guarantee the provision of placements or the location and type of placement offered.

A-Levels

A-Level applicants are required to have three A Levels. In some courses it may be necessary for entrants to have passed specific A Levels in nominated subjects.

Access Diplomas

The Access Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit and 15 at Distinction in Biology and/or Chemistry, plus GCSE English Language, Mathematics at grade 9-4, or specified equivalents.

Coventry University welcomes applicants who have completed, or who are studying, the Access to HE Diploma developed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Successful completion of the course will require you to gain 60 credits with at least 45 to be achieved at Level 3 (with the remainder at Level 2). In some cases we will require you to have gained Merit or Distinction grades in a number of units or in nominated subjects. For more information on the entry requirements for your chosen course please see the relevant course pages.

BTEC Level 3 Diplomas

The University will accept the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma for entry to most courses. In some cases we will require applicants to have studied either certain named modules or a specific named Diploma.

We will accept the Extended Diploma or Diploma in combination with another A Level equivalent.

We recognise a breadth of qualifications, speak to one of our advisers today to find out how we can help you.

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English language requirements

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall, with no component lower than 6.5

If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course. 

For more information on our approved English language tests visit our English language requirements page.

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Fees and funding

Student Full time Part time
UK £9,250 per year Not available
International £16,650 per year Not available

A non-repayable grant of £5,000 and extra payments worth up to £3,000 is available to eligible home students for each year of study. Read more about the Training Grant on The NHS Business Services Authority website.

For advice and guidance on tuition fees and student loans visit our Undergraduate Finance page and see The University’s Tuition Fee and Refund Terms and Conditions.

We offer a range of International scholarships to students all over the world. For more information, visit our International Scholarships page.

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessments, facilities and support services. There may be additional costs not covered by this fee such as accommodation and living costs, recommended reading books, stationery, printing and re-assessments should you need them. Find out what's included in your tuition costs.


Facilities

Our multi-million-pound Alison Gingell Building features a range of mock healthcare settings, including hospital wards, ambulance and operating theatre, as well as an x-ray suite and a computer lab for image viewing, giving you the opportunity to replicate real-life situations before you go on placement.

Radiography suite, a staff member helps a patient in a machine

Radiography Suite

You will have the opportunity to practice radiographic imaging using our fully functioning x-ray room that simulates the clinical environment, combined with a diagnostic radiography phantom that mimics human anatomy. Our suite also contains twenty image viewing workstations to support students in learning radiographic anatomy, pathology and image interpretation.

Community Houses

Community Houses

Our two full-size community homes can be used for sessions simulating working with patients outside of a hospital setting.

 
Operating theatre

Operating Theatre

We have set up our specialist facility to simulate real-life hospital surgery. It includes all the equipment needed to train effective operating department practitioners.


Careers and opportunities

The UK is facing a shortage of numbers in this vital profession with more than half of radiology leaders saying they need more diagnostic radiographers to keep patients safe.

Successful completion of either course will enable you to apply to register with the Health and Care Profession Council (HCPC) as a radiographer (additional costs apply). The 4-year integrated master's gives you the chance to take your learning to a higher level before joining the workforce and could support progression throughout the early years of your career.

The university's Talent Team, the careers and employability service, provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career options upon graduation.


How to apply

  • Student Contract

    By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. A copy of the 2021/22 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the university will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.

    Tuition fees

    The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

    For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.

    Accreditations

    The majority of our courses have been formally recognised by professional bodies, which means the courses have been reviewed and tested to ensure they reach a set standard. In some instances, studying on an accredited course can give you additional benefits such as exemptions from professional exams (subject to availability, fees may apply). Accreditations, partnerships, exemptions and memberships shall be renewed in accordance with the relevant bodies’ standard review process and subject to the university maintaining the same high standards of course delivery. 

    Facilities

    Facilities mentioned on this page may not be relevant for every course. Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to COVID-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

    Placements and study abroad opportunities

    Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

    Additional costs

    This course may incur additional costs associated with any field trips, placements or work experience, study abroad opportunities or any other opportunity (whether required or optional), which could include (but is not limited to), equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire, travel, accommodation and visas).