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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 lower second class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution. We also consider applications from individuals who may not have prior experience of working within the health sector but who have plans for a career in health policy.

Applicants who do not hold a degree but do have relevant employment experience in the health sector may be considered. More...

Course Fees:

  • Part-time EU: £3,750 (MSc 2014/15 fees)
  • Part-time Non EU: £7,500 (MSc 2014/15 fees)
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Start Date:

The course starts in September and January each academic year.

How to Apply

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants should hold an honours degree in diagnostic radiography for the Computed Tomography and Medical Magnetic Resonance routes and a second class honours degree for Radiotherapy or the equivalent from an international institution.
  • Alternatively, applicants should hold a Diploma from the College of Radiographers or the equivalent from an international institution if the equivalent can lead to registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.
  • Applicants should have at least one year of clinical experience for the Computed Tomography and Medical Magnetic Resonance routes and two years' for Radiotherapy and be in clinical practice for a minimum of three days per week.

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 at City, 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 a part-time course.

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

Length of course:

The normal period of registration for a Masters degree is one year's taught programme for full-time students (plus up to one year for dissertation) or two years' taught programme for part-time students (plus up to one year for dissertation).

The normal period of registration for a Postgraduate Diploma is one year's taught programme for full-time students or two years' taught programme for part-time students.

The normal period of registration for a Postgraduate Certificate is one year's taught programme for part-time students. Postgraduate Certificates are not offered on a full-time basis. The maximum period of registration for a Postgraduate Certificate is two years.

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:

  • Dissertation (60 credits) 

Core modules dates for Computed Tomography:

RDM019 Clinical Applications of Computed Tomography

  • 30th September 2013
  • 1st October 2013
  • 2nd October 2013
  • 14th October 2013
  • 15th October 2013
  • 16th October 2013

RCM123 Science and Instrumentation of Computed Tomography

  • 27th January 2014
  • 28th January 2014 
  • 29 January 2014 
  • 10th February 2014 
  • 11th February 2014 
  • 12th February 2014

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:

  • Dissertation (60 credits)

Core modules dates for Medical Magnetic Resonance:

RCM124 Physics and Instrumentation of Medical Magnetic Resonance

  • 30th September 2013
  • 1st October 2013
  • 2nd October 2013
  • 14th October 2013
  • 15th October 2013
  • 16th October 2013

RDM017 Clinical Applications of Medical Magnetic Resonance

  • 27th January 2014
  • 28th January 2014 
  • 29 January 2014 
  • 10th February 2014 
  • 11th February 2014 
  • 12th February 2014

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 Professional Development (CPD) 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 2014/15 fees)
  • Part-time Non EU: £7,500 (MSc 2014/15 fees)

Length of course:

The normal period of registration for a Masters degree is one year's taught programme for full-time students (plus up to one year for dissertation) or two years' taught programme for part-time students (plus up to one year for dissertation).

The normal period of registration for a Postgraduate Diploma is one year's taught programme for full-time students or two years' taught programme for part-time students.

The normal period of registration for a Postgraduate Certificate is one year's taught programme for part-time students. Postgraduate Certificates are not offered on a full-time basis. The maximum period of registration for a Postgraduate Certificate is two years.

Degree
Home/EU full-time 2014/15
Home/EU part-time 2014/15
Non EU (overseas) full-time 2014/15
Non EU (overseas) part-time 2014/15
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.

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.

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