1 year plus further 6 months to submit dissertation (Full-time) / 2 years plus further 2 years to submit dissertation (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)
The programme aims to increase students evaluative, critical thinking and problem-solving skills and to increase their practical and theoretical knowledge of radiography so that they can apply these skills in the further advancement of their profession.
Additional free-standing non profession specific modules are available to complement the profession specific modules. Students will have access to an imaging suite with computed radiography system and PACS.
The distinctive features of the Programme include:
- the opportunity for students to learn in a school that is well respected within the radiography profession
- the involvement of research-active and clinical staff in Programme design and delivery
- the emphasis on independent learning in a research-led environment
- the emphasis on acquisition of high quality clinical reasoning skills and the development of innovative ideas
- flexibility of delivery, permitting graduates to pursue professional careers in radiography whilst studying part time, or to take a career break and complete on a full time basis.
- the opportunity for students to work with experts in imaging, radiotherapy and oncology and other health related disciplines.
The course is structured in a modular format. Students complete modules totalling 120 M-level credits to be eligible for an exit award of a Postgraduate Diploma. All students complete a compulsory generic module in Research Methods in Health and Social Care (30 credits). The modules are those considered to be of relevance to the practising radiographer and other allied health professionals engaged with imaging. Theoretical and clinical practice elements combine in order to optimise service delivery, enhance clinical skills and improve the overall management of the patient. Those undertaking the MSc are required to complete the research methods module.
Full-time students undertake all taught modules during one academic year, while part-time students undertake taught modules over two years. Assessment methods used vary according to the modules but include coursework, practicals and presentations with image reporting and mammography modules having clinically based assessments.
Students successfully completing sufficient modules are able to proceed to the dissertation stage and if successful will be eligible for the award of a Master of Science degree.
Details of the available modules can be found be on the School of Healthcare Studies website.
The course is modular with students attending for blocks of 2-3 days spread over the academic year. The compulsory Research Methods module is also available as a distance learning option. Module timetables are available from the Postgraduate & Cont Ed Unit.
At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
- practice his/her profession using an analytical and problem-solving approach and show advanced skills in diagnostic imaging or radiotherapy and oncology practice
- evaluate practice and critically appraise advances or changes in professional practice
- develop standards of practice based on reflective thinking and problem-solving
- initiate change and lead in the management of change and the advancement of the profession in diagnostic imaging or radiotherapy and oncology through research
- develop an holistic approach to diagnostic imaging or radiotherapy and oncology practice and be able to communicate effectively with other health related professionals to promote diagnostic imaging or radiotherapy and oncology.
The course is suitable for qualified diagnostic/therapeutic radiographers with usually at least two years’ clinical experience.
Students admitted to the course should be in possession of:
- either a Radiography degree or a UK diploma in radiography (or equivalent)
- preferably a minimum of 2 years post-registration experience with evidence of CPD
Students wishing to undertake reporting modules must be meet the entry requirements for those modules.
Non-native speakers of the English language must satisfy the Minimum University requirements (e.g. 6.5 IELTS).
Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 (General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.
UK & EU Full Time for 2013/14
UK & EU Part Time for 2013/14
International Full Time for 2013/14
International Part Time for 2013/14
Fees payable in years 1 and 2 only
Next intake: September 2013
Name: Ms Dianne Martin
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2068 7795