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My name is Iris, a third-year Politics student at City, University of London. I work as a Student Ambassador and a Society President while I study.

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Reply 1
Hi Im In yr 11 currently but I was looking at universities for the courses I wanted to do.Do you know anything about the radiography course there?
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Original post by anu:))
Hi Im In yr 11 currently but I was looking at universities for the courses I wanted to do.Do you know anything about the radiography course there?

Hey,

At City, University of London, we have two main Undergraduate courses for Radiography.

1.

Diagnostic Radiography BSc (Hons)

2.

Therapeutic Radiography and Oncology BSc (Hons)

BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography degree City, University of London: Diagnostic Radiography uses imaging techniques such as radiography, fluoroscopy, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of illness.This accredited degree course provides the technological, biological and social knowledge required to practise as a diagnostic radiographer within a healthcare team.

BSc (Hons) Therapeutic Radiography and Oncology degree City, University of London: Therapeutic radiographers are allied health professionals who play a vital role in the planning and delivery of accurate radiotherapy treatments using a range of specialist technical equipment, whilst supporting service users and carers at all stages of the radiotherapy patient pathway.

City, University of London is 1st in London for Medical Technology and Radiography!

Please do not hesitate if you have any further questions.

Warmly,
Iris - Politics student at City, University of London
Reply 3
Original post by City UoL Rep 2
Hey,

At City, University of London, we have two main Undergraduate courses for Radiography.

1.

Diagnostic Radiography BSc (Hons)

2.

Therapeutic Radiography and Oncology BSc (Hons)

BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography degree City, University of London: Diagnostic Radiography uses imaging techniques such as radiography, fluoroscopy, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of illness.This accredited degree course provides the technological, biological and social knowledge required to practise as a diagnostic radiographer within a healthcare team.

BSc (Hons) Therapeutic Radiography and Oncology degree City, University of London: Therapeutic radiographers are allied health professionals who play a vital role in the planning and delivery of accurate radiotherapy treatments using a range of specialist technical equipment, whilst supporting service users and carers at all stages of the radiotherapy patient pathway.

City, University of London is 1st in London for Medical Technology and Radiography!

Please do not hesitate if you have any further questions.

Warmly,
Iris - Politics student at City, University of London

Is there a better course compared with the two and what a-levels would you need for this course aswell?
Original post by anu:))
Is there a better course compared with the two and what a-levels would you need for this course aswell?


They are both good professions and, if you work for the NHS when you qualify, with either qualification you would enter on salary band 5 (currently £28,402 - a bit more in London). With diagnostic you would be able to apply to most hospitals, whereas therapeutic is limited to hospitals with cancer treatment centres. Diagnostic radiographers are required to work day and night shifts, and weekends. Therapeutic radiographer shifts are usually during the daytime Monday to Friday.

I'd recommend that you go to an open day and attend the talks for both subjects. My DD had several courses she was considering and open days really helped her decide what course was right for her (she chose therapeutic). Also watch some 'A day in the life of a therapeutic/diagnostic radiographer' on Youtube.

Entry requirements vary by uni so you need to check the course pages of uni websites. They average around BBB or 120 UCAS points and usually require a science A level.

:smile:
Original post by anu:))
Is there a better course compared with the two and what a-levels would you need for this course aswell?

Good Morning,

I largely agree with the response you received from normaw. It all comes down to what course sounds more interesting to you.

For entry requirements, you can find them on the course links but I will copy them here for ease. These are for UK students, the International requirements are different.

Diagnostic Radiography:
UK
A-level:
Typically BBB. Must include one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics
Tariff:
120 UCAS tariff points
International Baccalaureate:
30 points (must include Physics) and a minimum of 5 in SL Maths and English
BTEC:
Please see below for BTEC details.
GCSE:
A minimum of five passes grade 4 (C) in GCSE, including English, Mathematics and Double Science, in addition to other stated requirements.
In addition to our other entry requirements, City also accepts T-levels with the following grades:
T-Level in any of the following. Must have a grade of Merit, or above:

Health and Science: Healthcare Science.

Entry requirements are currently subject to change.


Therapeutic Radiography and Oncology:
UK
A-level:
Typically BBC. Must include one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics.
Tariff:
112 UCAS tariff points
International Baccalaureate:
29 points (must include Physics) and a minimum of 5 in SL Maths and English
BTEC:
Please see below for BTEC details
GCSE:
A minimum of five passes grade 4 (C) in GCSE, including English, Mathematics and Double Science, in addition to other stated requirements.
In addition to our other entry requirements, City also accepts T-levels with the following grades:
T-Level in any of the following. Must have a grade of Merit, or above:

Health and Science: Healthcare Science.

Entry requirements are currently subject to change.

These have been taken directly from the course links that I provided on my previous response. If you are an International Student, these do not apply to you - Please check out the course link and select the country from which you are coming to find the requirements for you.

Take a look at both careers through a variety of resources, especially social media and see what you think will be a better fit for you.

Kind Regards,
Iris - Politics student at City, University of London
Reply 6
Original post by City UoL Rep 2
Good Morning,

I largely agree with the response you received from normaw. It all comes down to what course sounds more interesting to you.

For entry requirements, you can find them on the course links but I will copy them here for ease. These are for UK students, the International requirements are different.

Diagnostic Radiography:
UK
A-level:
Typically BBB. Must include one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics
Tariff:
120 UCAS tariff points
International Baccalaureate:
30 points (must include Physics) and a minimum of 5 in SL Maths and English
BTEC:
Please see below for BTEC details.
GCSE:
A minimum of five passes grade 4 (C) in GCSE, including English, Mathematics and Double Science, in addition to other stated requirements.
In addition to our other entry requirements, City also accepts T-levels with the following grades:
T-Level in any of the following. Must have a grade of Merit, or above:

Health and Science: Healthcare Science.

Entry requirements are currently subject to change.


Therapeutic Radiography and Oncology:
UK
A-level:
Typically BBC. Must include one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics.
Tariff:
112 UCAS tariff points
International Baccalaureate:
29 points (must include Physics) and a minimum of 5 in SL Maths and English
BTEC:
Please see below for BTEC details
GCSE:
A minimum of five passes grade 4 (C) in GCSE, including English, Mathematics and Double Science, in addition to other stated requirements.
In addition to our other entry requirements, City also accepts T-levels with the following grades:
T-Level in any of the following. Must have a grade of Merit, or above:

Health and Science: Healthcare Science.

Entry requirements are currently subject to change.

These have been taken directly from the course links that I provided on my previous response. If you are an International Student, these do not apply to you - Please check out the course link and select the country from which you are coming to find the requirements for you.

Take a look at both careers through a variety of resources, especially social media and see what you think will be a better fit for you.

Kind Regards,
Iris - Politics student at City, University of London
Tysm for answering but for A levels I chose to do Biology, Psychology and Geography am I still able to do the course?
Reply 7
Original post by normaw
They are both good professions and, if you work for the NHS when you qualify, with either qualification you would enter on salary band 5 (currently £28,402 - a bit more in London). With diagnostic you would be able to apply to most hospitals, whereas therapeutic is limited to hospitals with cancer treatment centres. Diagnostic radiographers are required to work day and night shifts, and weekends. Therapeutic radiographer shifts are usually during the daytime Monday to Friday.

I'd recommend that you go to an open day and attend the talks for both subjects. My DD had several courses she was considering and open days really helped her decide what course was right for her (she chose therapeutic). Also watch some 'A day in the life of a therapeutic/diagnostic radiographer' on Youtube.

Entry requirements vary by uni so you need to check the course pages of uni websites. They average around BBB or 120 UCAS points and usually require a science A level.

:smile:
omg tysm I'll defo check out the youtube video idea!
Original post by anu:))
Tysm for answering but for A levels I chose to do Biology, Psychology and Geography am I still able to do the course?


Yes you meet the requirements as you have taken biology.
Reply 9
Original post by normaw
Yes you meet the requirements as you have taken biology.
Oh okay then thank you!
For GCSE'S would it be preferred to get higher grades for example on the grades ranging from 6-9 by universities and more advanced courses like Radiography?
Would there be more opportunities or advancements if you got higher GCSE grades?
(edited 1 month ago)
Original post by anu:))
Oh okay then thank you!
For GCSE'S would it be preferred to get higher grades for example on the grades ranging from 6-9 by universities and more advanced courses like Radiography?
Would there be more opportunities or advancements if you got higher GCSE grades?


Unis will require a minimum number of GCSEs and grades. Maths and English language are always required, and a science if you are taking STEM/healthcare courses. It is rare that they specify GCSE grade requirements higher than a 6. GCSE grades do matter more for some competitive courses (eg medicine) and some unis (eg Oxbridge), but for radiography courses the requirements probably average around a minimum 5 GCSEs at grade 4/5 or above. For example, for DR at Liverpool:

5 GCSEs grades 5 -9 (or grades A* - C if assigned according to previous grading format), which must include English Language, Maths and a Science. Please note that Science dual award is acceptable. Core Science and Applied GCSEs are also considered. All GCSEs should be obtained in one sitting.

GCSE requirements are usually non-negotiable and will usually lead to an automatic rejection if you apply to a uni where you don't meet them.
hello! i am currently in year 13 and i have applied to city for bsc adult nursing. however i haven't yet passed my gcse maths and i have switched to doing maths level 2 funcional skills as a replacement for my gcse maths qualification. on the university's website it says the adult nursing course has to have at least gcse maths at grade 4 as a minimum requirement and doesn't mention functional skills as being an alternative for this course. i have already gotten an offer, does this mean i will not be able to do the course if i don't pass gcse maths before september?
Original post by flvrhaze
hello! i am currently in year 13 and i have applied to city for bsc adult nursing. however i haven't yet passed my gcse maths and i have switched to doing maths level 2 funcional skills as a replacement for my gcse maths qualification. on the university's website it says the adult nursing course has to have at least gcse maths at grade 4 as a minimum requirement and doesn't mention functional skills as being an alternative for this course. i have already gotten an offer, does this mean i will not be able to do the course if i don't pass gcse maths before september?


Was your GCSE maths listed as pending on your UCAS application? Have you since informed the uni that it has changed to functional skills? Is a specific GCSE grade listed as a condition on your offer?
Reply 13
Original post by normaw
Unis will require a minimum number of GCSEs and grades. Maths and English language are always required, and a science if you are taking STEM/healthcare courses. It is rare that they specify GCSE grade requirements higher than a 6. GCSE grades do matter more for some competitive courses (eg medicine) and some unis (eg Oxbridge), but for radiography courses the requirements probably average around a minimum 5 GCSEs at grade 4/5 or above. For example, for DR at Liverpool:

5 GCSEs grades 5 -9 (or grades A* - C if assigned according to previous grading format), which must include English Language, Maths and a Science. Please note that Science dual award is acceptable. Core Science and Applied GCSEs are also considered. All GCSEs should be obtained in one sitting.

GCSE requirements are usually non-negotiable and will usually lead to an automatic rejection if you apply to a uni where you don't meet them.
Thank you so much for answering my questions!
Have a good day/night!
Original post by normaw
Was your GCSE maths listed as pending on your UCAS application? Have you since informed the uni that it has changed to functional skills? Is a specific GCSE grade listed as a condition on your offer?
yes it was listed as pending because i sent my application during December and was still waiting for my maths resit results then, so i was hoping to pass it but was unsuccessful again. after i found out i would need to pass GCSE maths again in may, i decided to switch to functional skills. my offer condition states that i need a 4 in GCSE maths, but i looked on the course conditions again later today and it says they will consider functional skills if necessary.
Original post by flvrhaze
yes it was listed as pending because i sent my application during December and was still waiting for my maths resit results then, so i was hoping to pass it but was unsuccessful again. after i found out i would need to pass GCSE maths again in may, i decided to switch to functional skills. my offer condition states that i need a 4 in GCSE maths, but i looked on the course conditions again later today and it says they will consider functional skills if necessary.


Sorry I didn't reply sooner - I've only just received a notification for this. You need to contact admissions directly and check that it is okay to be taking functional maths instead of GCSE. :smile:
Hi, I’ve applied to a foundation nursing associate degree at City back in November, I’m yet to hear any updates about my application and I was wondering if I should contact City and ask for an update? Or just wait it out since there’s still time before the offer deadlines
Reply 17
Hi, I just wanted to know if City has an applicant experience/offer holder day. I recently received an offer for children’s nursing and I want to check out the nursing facilities at City. I’ve been invited to applicant days from all my other choices except City so I was just curious.
Theres one on Wednesday 27th march if you haven't received an email about that in their newsletter
Reply 19
Original post by Anonymous #1
Theres one on Wednesday 27th march if you haven't received an email about that in their newsletter
Oh, I wasn’t aware of that. Thanks for letting me know!

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