PgCert INTERVENTIONAL RADIOGRAPHY

UK Fees

£3855

Int. Fees

£5966.67

Overview

Interventional Radiography is a rapidly evolving speciality of radiology with specialist radiographers performing critical real time imaging whilst working with interventional radiologists treating patients. The past few years have seen specialist interventional radiographers extending their practice by successfully training to perform interventional procedures too – a crucial role development to aid the interventional radiology workforce and keep up with the increasing expanding service demands.

This Pg Cert Interventional Radiography at LSBU is the first Pg Cert of its kind in the UK and will provide enhanced training to all healthcare professionals working within interventional radiology or those looking to extend their practice.

By the end of this course participants will have an enhanced understanding and knowledge of key theory working within interventional radiography or have developed a portfolio of evidence demonstrating competency performing interventional procedures.

Students will be taught by experience lecturers and practicing specialists within the field.

Why Interventional Radiography at LSBU?

1st Pg Cert award of its kind for interventional radiography in the UK.
Choose from optional modules to suit your training and development needs.
Teaching delivered by experience specialist lecturers and clinical experts.
LSBU Health and Social Care graduates are the second highest paid amongst all London Modern university graduates, and the sixth highest in the UK one year after graduating (DfE LEO data 2022).

Accreditation

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The Pg Cert Interventional Radiography offered by the London South Bank University was approved by the College of Radiographers for a period of five years, from July 2023 to July 2028 inclusive.
Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
ModePart-time Duration1 year Start dateSeptember Application code5888 Application method Direct to LSBU

Location

London South Bank University student union is located at 103 Borough Rd, London SE1 0AA.

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Entry Level Requirements

A degree, diploma or other equivalent qualification in Diagnostic Radiography or other healthcare profession.

All applicants should be working in, or have access to, a clinical interventional radiology department willing to support the training.

All applicants must provide a personal statement at the point of application.

If the candidate will be undertaking practical extended role clinical training (with the Extended Practice in Interventional Radiology module) they must provide, within the application,  a signed letter from their named radiology mentor and imaging department manager as proof of support to undertake the training.

If English is not the first language, applicants must provide a current IELTS certificate with an average score of at least 7.0 and no element score below 7.0

Missing English and Maths qualifications?

If you do not have the required English and Maths qualifications needed to satisfy the entry requirements for this programme, we have courses available at our partner College that you can take to upskill in these areas. Find out more at South Bank College.

United Kingdom

£3855

Tuition fees for home students

International

£5966.67

Tuition fees for international students

Tuition fees are subject to annual inflationary increases. Find out more about tuition fees for Undergraduate or Postgraduate courses.

  • Part-time

    part-time

    PGCert Interventional Radiography (PT) - Year 1

    The fee shown is for entry 2024/25
    UK fee: £3855 International fee: £5966.67
    AOS/LSBU code: 5888 Session code: 1PS00

For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for postgraduate students.

See our Tuition Fees Regulations (PDF File 391 KB) and Refund Policy (PDF File 775 KB).

Possible fee changes

The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any government guidance or decisions.

The fees for international students are reviewed annually and the University reserves the right to increase the tuition fees in line with the RPIX measure of inflation up to 4 per cent.

Postgraduate loan (PGL) for Masters study

If you are starting a Masters course, studying either full- or part-time, you may be entitled to apply for a postgraduate study loan. Find out more at our postgraduate fees and funding section.

Scholarships

We offer several types of fee reduction through our scholarships and bursaries. Find the full list and other useful information on funding your studies on the scholarships and fee discounts page.

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Please check your fee status and whether you are considered a Home, EU or International student for fee-paying purposes and for our regulatory returns, by reading the UKCISA regulations.

Home

Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
Mode Part-time Duration 1 year Start date September Application code 5888 Application method Direct to LSBU

Direct via LSBU.

When submitting your application, you must include a personal statement detailing why you want to study the course and, importantly, stating which TWO optional modules you wish to study. If you chose to study the Extended Practice in Interventional Radiography module, to undertake practical clinical training and extend your scope of practice, you must also submit a reference from your manager and a named Interventional Radiologist mentor that will be supporting your training.

CPPD applicants

Each module is also available as a standalone CPPD module to working healthcare professionals sponsored by their employer. Application via this route is for individual modules and not for the Pg Cert course.

You can apply for the range of CPPD Health and Social Care courses on offer through our CPPD online prospectus where you can also browse through our programmes and modules. You can use the easy search facility or use one of the shortcuts to the professional groups. By clicking on the programme or module you are interested in you will be shown information on the course itself, including dates delivered. You will also be able to apply online, with no need to fill out lots of paperwork. Apply within five minutes using our system, and if your employer has offered to fund you, our system will even get their authorisation before your application is processed. Your application will be processed with ease and you will receive an e-mail at every step of the process.

Browse our online CPPD prospectus and apply now.

More information on UKPass Application Service

Full-time/part-time self-funding postgraduate students and research students apply through the UK Postgraduate and Statistical Service (UKPASS). Full details of how to do this are supplied on our How to apply section for postgraduate students and our How to apply section for research students.

Postgraduate applicants are required to provide up to two references as part of their application.

Accommodation

Students should apply for accommodation at London South Bank University (LSBU) as soon as possible, once we have made an offer of a place on one of our academic courses. Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.

Finance

It's a good idea to think about how you'll pay university tuition and maintenance costs while you're still applying for a place to study. Remember – you don't need to wait for a confirmed place on a course to start applying for student finance. Read how to pay your fees as a postgraduate student.

Personal statement

Candidates must provide a personal statement with their application detailing why they want to study the course and stating which optional modules they want to study.

Applicants must provide a signed letter by their imaging manager and radiologist mentor, confirming the intention to train the candidate, if they are going to study the Extended Practice in Interventional Radiography module.

Prepare to start

We help our students prepare for university even before the semester starts. To find out when you should apply for your LSBU accommodation or student finance read the How to apply tab for this course.

Enrolment

Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our Enrolment pages.

Th Pg Cert is made up of 60-credits, students must study one 20-credit core module and then choose two out of the three 20-credit optional modules. Each module explores a different aspect of interventional radiology and will develop enhanced knowledge and understanding of theoretical practice, current professional guidance and legislation or facilitate the development of advanced practical skills.

Core module

  • Interventional Radiography Imaging and Equipment (TRD_7_003) - 20 credits
    This core module is delivered in semester 1 and will develop an in-depth understanding of imaging equipment and interventional equipment used within interventional radiology departments.

Optional modules

  • Extended Practice in Interventional Radiography (TRD_7_002) - 20 credits.
    This module runs across both semester 1 and 2 and will facilitate the development of advanced practical skills enabling students to learn how to competently perform interventional radiological procedures as agreed with their clinical department. This module is specifically aimed at individuals wishing to extend their practice by performing interventional procedures.
  • Theoretical Concepts of Interventional Radiology Procedures (TRD_7_004)- 20 credits.
    This module is delivered in semester 1 and explores the rationale and processes for various interventional procedures, including non-vascular, vascular, neuro and cardiac procedures.
  • Advanced Patient Care in Interventional Radiology (TRD_7_001) - 20 credits
    This module is delivered in semester 2 and enables the student to develop an advanced understanding or pre, intra and post procedural patient care that can be critically applied to the clinical department.

Careers

Employability Service

We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment for the second year in a row - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, 2019.

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.

Upon successful completion of this course the student will have developed an advanced knowledge and understanding of interventional radiography that will have a direct impact upon their clinical expertise and practice.

If students have successfully completed the Extended Practice in Interventional Radiography module they will have developed advanced practical skills and competency at performing specific interventional procedures which will likely act as evidence towards advanced practitioner accreditation.

Upon successful completion of the Pg Cert students can continue to study additional modules at LSBU within the Pg Dip / MSc Diagnostic Imaging programme for a higher award.

  • Society & College of Radiographers
  • Visiting fellow: Emma Rose – Advanced Practitioner Radiographer, Great Ormond Street Hospital

Teaching and Assessment

Students will be taught by experience lecturers and practicing clinical specialists within the field.

The programme is part time and all modules are delivered with a hybrid approach. Content will be taught through lectures, webinars, tutorials and blended learning activities with the use of a virtual learning environment (VLE). Students are also expected and encouraged to engage with significant independent study beyond the material provided to further their knowledge and understanding of topics. Students will have access to a VLE, online resources books/e-books and journals through the extensive library service at LSBU.

The course incorporates a variety of assessment methods from written examination, oral examination, written essays, podcasts, case studies and portfolio work.

This postgraduate course does not offer personal tutor to students, all students will receive pastoral support by the module leaders, teaching team and Course Director as needed.

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