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Radiography (Computed Tomography, Medical Magnetic Resonance and Radiotherapy)  MSc / Postgrad Diploma / Postgrad Certificate

Overview

This course has a flexible modular approach focusing on the clinical specialties of Computed Tomography, Medical Magnetic Resonance and Radiotherapy.

The course gives students the skills and knowledge to apply critical appraisal to practice and promote reflective and evidence-based practice.

The course is accredited by the College of Radiographers.

Who is the course for?

The course is for qualified practising diagnostic radiographers. The Radiotherapy route is for therapy radiographers who are at an early stage in their career (Band 5/6) and wish to study at Masters level.

Why study Radiography at City?

  • Study on a flexible and modular course
  • Benefit from a course accredited by the College of Radiographers
  • Widen your employment opportunities in the UK and overseas
  • Learn from expert staff
  • Focus your study in the clinical specialties of Computed Tomography, Medical Magnetic Resonance and Radiotherapy.

Entry Requirements:

Applicants should hold a minimum of a lower second class honours degree in an appropriate field of Radiography, or the equivalent from an international institution.

A Diploma from the College of Radiographers may be accepted, subject to successfully demonstrating the required academic level by completing a pre-course assignment (early application is recommended).

Applicants should also have a relevant clinical placement for an average of three days per week or its equivalent for the duration of the Programme.
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Course Fees:

  • Part-time EU: £3,750 (MSc) (2015/16)
  • Part-time Non EU: £7,500 (MSc) (2015/16)
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Start Date:

The course starts in September and January each academic year.

How to Apply

Entry Requirements

Radiography (Computed Tomography and Medical Magnetic Resonance)

Applicants should hold a minimum of a lower second class honours degree in Diagnostic Radiography or the equivalent from an international institution in Diagnostic Radiography.

A Diploma from the College of Radiographers may be accepted, subject to successfully demonstrating the required academic level by completing a pre-course assignment (early application is recommended).

Applicants should also have a clinical placement in a Computed Tomography or Magnetic Resonance Imaging department for an average of three days per week or its equivalent (e.g. 6 days per fortnight or 12 days per month) for the duration of the Programme. Students must have worked for a minimum of one year on either a rotational or permanent basis is as a radiographer in a Computed Tomography or Magnetic Resonance Imaging Department prior to starting the programme. The University is unable to assist with arranging placements. The programme is part time only and contains both taught class room and distance learning elements.

Entry requirements for Radiography (Radiotherapy)

Applicants should hold a minimum of a lower second class honours degree in radiotherapy from a UK university or the equivalent from an international institution.

A Diploma from the College of Radiographers may be accepted, subject to successfully demonstrating the required academic level by completing a pre-course assignment (early application is recommended).

Applicants should also have a clinical placement in a radiotherapy department for an average of three days per week or its equivalent (e.g. 6 days per fortnight or 12 days per month) for the duration of the Programme. Normally applicants must have a minimum of two years clinical experience as a radiographer in a  radiotherapy Department prior to starting the programme. The University is unable to assist with arranging placements. The programme is part time only and contains both taught class room and distance learning elements.

Preparatory programme

All students will need to attend a preparatory programme prior to commencing the postgraduate programme. Some students may be able to apply for credit exemptions via accreditation of prior learning (APL) from specific modules. Further information is available on request.

The preparatory programme is designed for all applicants starting any postgraduate programme offered by the Department of Radiography.

For further information please contact us.

English Requirements

For those students whose first language is not English, the following qualification is also required:

  • IELTS: 7.0.

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

Visa Requirements

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.  

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course; there are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than 6 months
  • Students on courses of less than 6 months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English Language course

Please note: If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake this course part-time.

For more information see our main Visa page.

When and Where

Start Date:
The course starts in September and January each academic year.
Duration:
Part time: MSc three years; Postgraduate Diploma two years; Postgraduate Certificate one year. The course is flexible with block release and distance learning options dependent on the modules taken. There is a maximum registration period of five years to achieve the full qualification.

Course Content

Computed Tomography, Medical Magnetic Resonance and Radiotherapy              

The courses enable students to apply scientific, research, professional and technical knowledge to your role within Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging or Radiotherapy. Students will be able to build on the knowledge and clinical experience gained from professional work, allowing students to enhance their professional development and make a greater contribution to the investigatory healthcare process or treatment pathway.  

Course Structure

 

Computed Tomography

Postgraduate Certificate - 60 Credits

Postgraduate Diploma - 120 Credits

Certificate above plus:

Compulsory

Students can select from the following module pool to achieve additional
credits for the diploma:

Optional

*Distance learning modules

MSc - 180 Credits

Diploma above plus:

Core modules dates for Computed Tomography:

RCM123 Science and Instrumentation of Computed Tomography

  • 26th January 2015
  • 27th January 2015
  • 28th January 2015
  • 9th February 2015
  • 10th February 2015
  • 11th February 2015

Medical Magnetic Resonance

Postgraduate Certificate - 60 Credits

Postgraduate Diploma - 120 Credits

Certificate above plus:

Compulsory

Students can select from the following module pool to achieve additional
credits for the diploma:

Optional

*Distance learning modules

MSc - 180 Credits

Diploma above plus:

Core modules dates for Medical Magnetic Resonance:

RDM017 Clinical Applications of Medical Magnetic Resonance

  • 26th January 2015
  • 27th January 2015
  • 28th January 2015
  • 9th February 2015
  • 10th February 2015
  • 11th February 2015

Radiotherapy

Core modules include:

  • Introduction to research methods and applied data analysis (30 credits).

Optional modules:

  • Students can select from a range of optional modules from the School of Health Sciences'

Continuing Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) portfolio.

  • Students must gain 60 credits for a Postgraduate Certificate and 120 credits for a Postgraduate Diploma. The completion of a dissertation leads to an MSc for all routes.

Teaching and Assessment

A range of teaching and learning methods are used including formal lectures, seminars, tutorials, demonstrations/workshops, clinical practice, work based learning and self-directed study. 

Assessment methods include examinations, essays, oral and poster presentation, case studies, e-learning tasks, clinical assessments and clinical portfolios.

Read the full programme specification.

Fees

  • Part-time EU: £3,750 (MSc) (2015/16)
  • Part-time Non EU: £7,500 (MSc) (2015/16)

Degree
Home/EU full-time 2015/16
Home/EU part-time 2015/16
Non EU (overseas) full-time 2015/16
Non EU (overseas) part-time 2015/16
MSc (180 credits)
N/A
£3,750
N/A
£7,500
PG Diploma (120 credits)
N/A
£3,500
N/A
£7,000
PG Certificate (60 credits, one year course)
N/A
£3,500
N/A
£7,000

Please note that fees are subject to annual increases.

Fees include the academic programme fees, registration fees and examination fees. They are subject to annual review and are available on request. All international students and those home students who are not working in the clinical speciality associated with their chosen programme are required to arrange and pay for the placement in addition to the programme fee. The University is unable to arrange clinical placements for any of the postgraduate programmes.

Please note, if you register on a PG Certificate (or PG Diploma) and then with to proceed to study for a PG Diploma (or MSc) you will be moved onto a modular route and charged per module.


Module fee Home/EU 2015/16
Module fee Non EU (overseas) 2015/16
15 credit module fee
£1,000
£2,000
30 credit module fee
£2,000
£4,000
Dissertation (60 credits, one year course)
£2,000
£4,000

Funding

For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Postgraduate Fees and Finance.

Funding may be available via your employer either directly or through your Trust's educational contract with City University London. Please check with your employer.

Scholarships

The School offers a range of generous scholarships and bursaries to applicants for this course:

Last year, over 80% of UK/EU postgraduate students received one of our scholarships, bursaries or prizes and over one third of international (non-EU) students received financial support from the School.

SHS International Excellence Scholarship

The School of Health Sciences (SHS), together with the University, has identified Postgraduate Programmes as a priority area for strategic expansion and part of this incentive is to increase the number of international students studying one of the Schools MSc programmes.

We are therefore offering a number of SHS International Excellence Scholarships of up to £2000 for students starting one of our MSc programmes in September 2015.

Eligibility criteria

This scholarship will be awarded to international postgraduate students showing academic and/or clinical/professional excellence, who are registered full or part-time, on one of the MSc programmes offered by the School of Health Sciences. It is only available to students registering for the full MSc programme (not the PG Cert or PG Diploma). Students cannot be in receipt of more than one bursary/scholarship, so they cannot obtain the 'SHS International Excellence Scholarship' together with the Dean's scholarship or the 10% loyalty discount.

Application and selection

Prospective students will be asked to submit a 800-word personal statement together with their application form if they wish to be considered for a scholarship. The statement should outline their commitment to the programme and provide details of academic and/or clinical excellence, work experience and their personal situation.  The award will be competitive and awarded for academic and clinical excellence as well as for exceptional innovation in enterprise. You can upload the statement as a supplementary document in your online application, or email it to our Programme Administration team at healthprofessionals@city.ac.uk if you have already applied.  Please state your full name and student number if this is known, together with the full name of the course for which you have registered.
 
Deadline for application for September is 5pm on 28th August 2015.
 
Decisions will be final and made by a panel led by the Associate Dean for Postgraduate Studies and International.  The amount will be deducted from the September 2015 tuition fee instalment of a full-time student.  For part-time students, half the amount will be deducted from the September 2015 tuition fee and half from the September 2016 tuition fee.

 

Placements

The work placement must be equivalent to at least three days a week and continue for the duration of the course.

Career Prospects

The course equips students with the ability to undertake service evaluation and research in Computed Tomography, Medical Magnetic Resonance and Radiotherapy, underpinned by clear strategy and innovation.  Students are able to contribute to the practice and advancement of best clinical practice. The course is accredited by the College of Radiographers and will widen employment opportunities in the UK and overseas.

About the School and Department

School of Health Sciences