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Why you should study with us


1st in the UK

Our Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging programme is ranked 1st in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2021 (as an institution offering Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging under the category of Medical Technology)


Our links

We have close links with the Society and College of Radiographers and other key professional bodies


We are international

We are committed to enabling our students to have an international learning experience


Our location

Our main School building is situated in the heart of Wales’ biggest hospital – so you will be immersed in an actual healthcare environment from day one


Our programme is funded

A full NHS bursary, including tuition fees and a non-repayable bursary for living costs is available for our programmes providing you meet eligibility requirements


Our facilities

Our high-tech simulation suites and equipment mirror the healthcare environments in which you will undertake placements and eventually work in as qualified professionals


Entry year

Assistant Radiographic Practice (Clinical Imaging) (CertHE)

Full time, 1 years

The Assistant Practitioner programme is an in-service, full-time day-release course designed for NHS support workers who wish to develop their skills and role as a member of the radiography team.

Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging (BSc)

Full time, 3 years

Validated by the Radiography Board of the Health and Care Professions Council and the Society and College of Radiographers, the BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging degree offers excellent career opportunities.

Our talk

Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging (BSc) Admissions Tutor, Gareth Thomas, provides an overview of the course - from how it is structured, to tips on how to apply.

Placement is a brilliant opportunity to put my learning into practice and build my confidence.
Lleucu Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging (BSc) student.

Hear from one of our students

Third year Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging (BSc) student, Calum, talks about his experience of studying with us.

I’ve got the confidence now to go and help people.
Ashleigh Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging (BSc) student.

Take a virtual tour of some of our facilities

Caerleon Simulation Suite

Our simulation suite mirrors clinical settings allowing students to develop key skills and experience.


Lecture theatre

Our refurbished lecture theatre hosts large teaching sessions.

Heath Campus Library

Educational resources for our healthcare programmes can be found at our on-site library.

IV Lounge

Our recreational and cafeteria space is also home to the Heath Campus Student's Union.

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Want to make a difference, not just a choice? With accessible courses, inspiring lecturers, and friends you make for life, release your potential with us and start a career you'll feel proud of.

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Guaranteed accommodation

If you arrive in September, you're guaranteed a single occupancy room, and you'll be allocated with other first-year students.

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Student life

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