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  1. Radiography (Computed Tomography)
    1. 2018
    2. 2019

MSc / Postgrad Diploma / Postgrad Certificate Radiography (Computed Tomography)

Entry Year:
Take your clinical skills in Computed Tomography forward in a range of settings of increasing complexity.

Key Information

Start date

Autumn intake September 2018
Spring intake January 2019

Academic year dates


Pg Certificate Part-time: 1 year

Pg Diploma Part-time: 2 years

MSc Part-time: 3 years


Part-time: £4,250 per year (MSc); £4,000 per year (PgDip); £4,000 total cost (PgCert)*


Part-time: £8,500 per year (MSc); £7,500 per year (PgDip); £8,000 total cost (PgCert)*

Application period

Until August 2018


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Who is it for?

Qualified radiographers working in or rotating through Computed Tomography who wish to advance their clinical practice and understanding of this modality.


This course has been designed to:

  • Enhance the professional practice and personal development of practitioners
  • Provide opportunities for discussion and shared experience between practitioners
  • Enhance critical, analytical, professional, research and communication skills and promote the ability to relate these skills to individual clinical practice
  • Further develop the skills necessary for life-long independent learning
  • Prepare you to take on the professional roles of advanced practitioners
  • Encourage you to act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional level
  • Encourage you to develop originality in the application of knowledge to clinical practice
  • Enhance your understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to interpret knowledge in your field.


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Requirements and how to apply

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of a lower second class honours in Radiography or other relevant health related subject from a UK institution or
  • Appropriate professional qualifications e.g. Diploma of the College of Radiographers
  • International qualifications in Radiography may be acceptable if the holder is able to gain registration with the Health Professions Council
  • Applicants should have a minimum of one year of clinical experience in the clinical speciality in which they wish to study before starting the course and should continue in clinical practice while on the programme.

English requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English an IELTS score of 7.0 is required with no less than 7.0 in each component of the test.

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 six months
  • Students on courses of less than six months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English language course.

For more information see our main Visa page.

How to apply

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of graduates from the PgCert are in full time employment/ further study within six months of completing the course (DLHE survey 2014-15).
During your course

More about fees

Fees in each subsequent year of study (where applicable) will be subject to an annual increase of 2%. We will confirm any change to the annual tuition fee to you in writing prior to you commencing each subsequent year of study (where applicable).


Explore up-to-date information about funding options, available financial support and typical living costs.

Future Finance Loans

Future Finance offers students loans of between £2,500 and £40,000 to help cover tuition fees and living expenses. All students and courses are considered. All loans are subject to credit checks and approval for further details please visit the City Finance website.


The School of Health Sciences believes that exceptional academic and clinical performance should be recognised and rewarded. We have several scholarships available for students starting on our courses this September and January.


Students should be working as a radiographer in a Computed Tomography department at least three days per week (or equivalent).

City is unable to provide a clinical placement.

Academic facilities

Take a tour of the School of Health Sciences at City, University of London, a world-leading provider of healthcare education and research in the heart of London. Our Clinical Skills Centre, specialist labs, radiography suite and optometry and speech and language clinics ensure our students are well prepared for clinical placements and future careers in healthcare.


We offer a variety of accommodation options and support services for postgraduate students.

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Our Accommodation Service can also help you find private accommodation.

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Course timetables are normally available from July and can be accessed from our timetabling pages. These pages also provide timetables for the current academic year, though this information should be viewed as indicative and details may vary from year to year.

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Please note that all academic timetables are subject to change.

Student support

We offer an extensive support network during your time here at City, University of London – from Learning Support (including disability support) and counselling to financial and career advice – leaving you free to enjoy every opportunity campus life has to offer.

Find out more about the different types of student support available.

Course content and assessment

Teaching and learning

Students learn through a mix of lectures, class discussions, seminars, presentations, case study analyses, interactive computer-based exercises, a virtual learning environment, guided independent learning and individual supervision.

You will be taught by City Academics who specialise in Computed Tomography, Radiologists, Industry Professionals and Radiographers.


You are assessed on a range of areas including your project dissertation, exams, written assignments, oral presentations and posters.


Core and elective module diet will vary depending on which certificate is undertaken.

Core modules

Core modules in year one (certificate year) are:

  • RDM019 Clinical Applications of Computed Tomography (30 credits) - year 1, term 1
  • RCM123 Science and Instrumentation of Computed Tomography (30 credits) - year 1, term 2.

Both these classroom modules involve two three day blocks of teaching totalling thirty-six hours (six hours per day).

For the Postgraduate Diploma (year two) in Radiography (Computed Tomography) the core modules of:

  • RDM019 Clinical Applications of Computed Tomography (30 credits) - year 1, term 1
  • RCM123 Science and Instrumentation of Computed Tomography (30 credits) - year 1, term 2
  • HRM011 Introduction to Research Methods and Applied Data Analysis (30 credits) - year 2, term 1.

The remainder of the course will be selected from elective modules.

For the MSc Radiography (Medical Magnetic Resonance) (year three) you must obtain a minimum of 180 credits and include core modules of:

  • RCM123 Science and Instrumentation of Computed Tomography (30 credits) - year 1, term 2
  • RDM019 Clinical Applications of Computed Tomography (30 credits) - year 1, term 1
  • HRM011 Introduction to Research Methods and Applied Data Analysis (15 credits) - year 2, term 1
  • APM002 Dissertation (60 credits) - year 2, terms 1 and 2.

The remainder of the course will be selected from elective modules.

Elective modules

  • RCM005 Evidence Based Practice (15 credits – distance learning)
  • RCM010 Student Negotiated Module 1 (15 credits – distance learning)
  • CHM003 Comparative Imaging (30 credits – distance learning)
  • CHM002 Education in the Workplace (15 credits – distance learning)
  • RCM124 Physics and Instrumentation of Medical Magnetic Resonance (30 credits – 36 hours classroom based) only suitable for students with some Computed Tomography (CT) rotation
  • RDM017 Clinical Applications of Medical Magnetic Resonance (30 credits – 36 hours, classroom based). Only suitable for students with some MRI rotation.

The programme specification contains more information on how the course is organised, the requirements for progression for each part and credits required for awards.

After you graduate

Career prospects

The postgraduate programme in Computed Tomography will enable the student to work towards advancing their practice and support a rationale for more senior roles in the profession including specialist clinical practice, management and research.

The programme is accredited by the College and Society of Radiographers.

Previous students have gone on to take positions overseas, in research, management and advance clinical practice. Some of our students have taken their skills and continued to study to PhD level.

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