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How to get into radiography degree

My aim is go get into undergraduate radiography.
Can you get into it with health and social care?
What sort of grades do I need?
Will it be competitive?
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My aim is go get into undergraduate radiography.
Can you get into it with health and social care?
What sort of grades do I need?
Will it be competitive?

Radiography can be competitive and entry is not just about grades - it is also about your performance at interview, your understanding of NHS values, having relevant work/volunteering experience, etc.

A lot of unis ask for UCAS points around the 112-128 mark. A few ask for higher and a few lower.

Start your search on UCAS by searching for diagnostic (or therapeutic?) radiography, see which unis come up in the results, and then look at the entry requirements for each uni. Different unis ask for different things.

You might find the following helpful:

https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles/allied-health-professionals/roles-allied-health-professions/roles-allied-health-professions/diagnostic-radiographer/diagnostic

Entry requirement for diagnostic radiography taken from Sheffield Hallam's website:

UCAS points 128
From A levels including at least 40 points from either Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics or BTEC National Extended Diploma in Applied Science, Health Science or Health Studies. Health and Social Care is not accepted as a relevant subject but can count towards the points. We do not accept AS Levels or general studies.

For example:
ABB at A Level including relevant subject(s)
DDM in BTEC Extended Diploma in a relevant subject
A combination of qualifications including relevant subject(s)
You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

Or

Approved Access to HE Diploma in health studies, health science, nursing or another science-based course. Normally we require 15 of the level 3 credits to be graded at distinction level with 12 of these distinctions from science units.
If you are in the process of completing the FdSc Professional Practice in Health and Social Care at one of our partner colleges and are looking to progress your career as a registered professional, we would welcome an application from you. Please note the different application routes below:
Completing the level 4 Certificate of Higher Education in Professional Practice in Health and Social Care means you can apply via UCAS to be considered for entry at Year 1 of your chosen professional degree
Completing the full two year FdSc to level 5 means you can apply to be considered for entry in to Year 2 of this professional degree. This is a direct application process in accordance with the partnership arrangement between Sheffield Hallam University and your college, not via UCAS. Please note that places to commence this course in Year 2 are limited.
Other equivalent qualifications are considered individually. Graduate applicants would need a 2.2 in a relevant science degree with honours or a 2.2 in any degree with honours plus an A level in a science subject with a minimum of 40 UCAS tariff points.

And GCSE's in

Science at grade C or 4 or equivalents*
Maths at grade D or 4 or equivalents**
English Language or Literature at grade C or 4 or equivalents***
*GCSE Science equivalents
OCR Science level 2
Science units gained on a level 3 BTEC or OCR National Diploma or Extended Diploma qualification
Science credits gained on Access to Higher Education Diplomas (at least 12 credits at level 2 or 6 credits gained at level 3)
Science equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk
**GCSE Math's equivalents
Level 2 Key Skills/ Application of Number/ Grade D at GSCE Maths/ Level 2 Maths credits from an Access course
Maths quivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk
***GCSE English equivalents
Level 2 Literacy
Level 2 Key Skills
There is some excellent advice here already,

just to clarify about Access to HE

the line "Approved Access to HE Diploma in health studies, health science, nursing or another science-based course" is a little ambiguous as it depends on what modules are covered on specific pathways (they can vary between institutions). I would check with the course co-ordinator at your local F.E college, typically an Access to HE Health Science pathway would be the typical route

Marc
Arden University Student Ambassador

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