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Entry Requirements - Radiography

B822 - Radiotherapy and Oncology

Minimum Entry Requirements

Programme- specific entry requirements are summarised below.

UCAS Personal Statement
The personal statement is an important part of the selection process and assessment of this may have implications on the conditions set for entry.

Essential GCSEs
A minimum of five GCSE passes at grade C or above obtained in one sitting. These must include English or Welsh language, Mathematics, Physics and one other science or Science Double Award. Scottish, Irish and International applicants must offer equivalent GCSE qualifications.

In addition to the GCSE requirements, applicants are expected to have achieved:


Typical Offer

BBB in GCE A-level achieved in one sitting, to include a science at grade B.

General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship are not acceptable at GCE AS or A-level.

Welsh Baccalaureate

Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma with a pass in the Core and grades BB in GCE A-Level to include a science.

BTEC Extended National Diploma

BTEC Science and BTEC Health Studies – DDM.

Scottish Certificate of Education: Advanced Highers

BBB to include a Science subject

Irish Leaving Certificate

English and Physics must be included in subjects offered

A minimum of six Higher level subjects at A1,B3,C3,C3,C3,C3 to include English Lang, Mathematics & Physics

Access to Higher Education Diploma

Access to HE Diplomas must have a strong academic base rather than a practical skills base. Students who are pursuing a QAA (Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education) approved science based Access to HE Diploma e.g. Access to Science, will be considered on an individual basis. The certificate must be issued by the AVA (Authorised Validating Agency) containing the relevant information and recognised logo.

You will be required to attain a pass of 60 credits overall, to comprise a minimum of 45 credits at level 3:

27 level 3 credits must be at distinction grade in the science elements of the Diploma, and 18 level 3 credits at merit grade.

This requirement is under continual review and would be at the discretion of the Admissions Tutor.

International Students

While the majority of applicants offer A-level subjects, some other international qualifications are acceptable.

Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall score of 7.0 with not less than 7.0 in listening and reading and not less than 7.0 in writing and speaking.

(Please note: this applies to overseas students who have pre-arranged application arrangements.)

International Baccalaureate Diploma

The School will consider applicants offering the Diploma. At least one science subject must be offered at Higher Level grade 5. In addition, English, Maths, Physics plus one other science subject must be offered at Subsidiary or GCSE level. Our requirement will be an overall total of:

28 points

European Baccalaureate Diploma

Obtain Diploma with an overall score of at least:

75%  which must include a physical science

Applicants not meeting Standard Entry Requirements

All applicants are considered individually and on merit. If not meeting any of the standard entry requirements applicants must provide evidence of an ability to study at the level of higher education. Applicants must be able to provide evidence of suitable learning when applying for any of the Radiotherapy programmes, e.g. successful completion of educational qualifications not listed above or through submission of a personal portfolio of achievement. Consideration will be given to the level and recency of the qualification(s). 

Open Days

Prospective students are encouraged to attend the annual Cardiff University Open Days. Details can be found via our website.

Further Information

As well as academic achievements, it is expected that applicants to this programme should have carried out either relevant work experience or some voluntary work and to have looked into the various aspects of the profession. Applicants can also gain a broad knowledge of the breadth and diversity of radiography through reading radiography journals and by speaking with radiographers. Information can be obtained from the Society and College of Radiographers.

Additional Requirements for Admission

Health Check

All offers given by the School of Healthcare Sciences will be conditional upon a satisfactory health check. A Health Declaration form will be sent to applicants when offers are made. Applicants who have decided to accept offers given by Cardiff University will be sent an Occupational Health Questionnaire which they are required to complete and return to the University's Department of Occupational Health by 31st July in the year of entry.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Admission is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) Section 4(2) (Exemption) Order 1975 and DHSS Circular HC (88)9 guidelines regarding child protection and criminal record checks. It is also considered important to ensure that an applicant’s attitudes and values are such that he or she can reasonably be admitted to the profession. All offers given to applicants will therefore, include a condition relating to a satisfactory criminal record check. This condition must be satisfied by 31st July. Applicants will be required to complete the University’s own Criminal Record Disclaimer form and also to complete the Disclosure and Barring Service process (at the "Enhanced" level). DBS application forms will be sent to all applicants who decide to accept Cardiff University's offer, in their year of entry.

Enrolment on to the course cannot take place until a satisfactory disclosure has been received from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Delay in returning the DBS form may also compromise an applicant's university accommodation options. Those who are known to be travelling overseas at the relevant time should endeavour to authorise another individual to deal with this correspondence on their behalf.

Detailed information will be given to successful applicants with letters offering places. Information on the Disclosure process can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service website.

All information will be treated in absolute confidence and applicants with convictions to declare will be assessed as to their suitability for the programme to be studied.


Following confirmation of offers enrolment/continuation on the programme will be conditional upon a satisfactory health screening and Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Disclosure/Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) registration.

Resit Candidates

The School of Healthcare Sciences will consider resit applicants on an individual basis.

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