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International: £15,650 per year
- Learn essential practical skills, including radiation safety and patient care
- Consider new care models that integrate health and social care
- Develop your communication, research and health promotion skills
- Understand the impact of environmental factors on cancer patients.
This challenging and supportive course has been developed in partnership with employers and professional bodies. When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Watch student Sarah Bradder talk about what it’s like to study on this course.
How you learn
While specialising in radiotherapy, you’ll have opportunities to learn with, from and about students from other health and social care courses. This will enable you to develop an in depth understanding of person-centred care and patient journeys.
You learn through
- seminars and workshops
- self-directed study
- practice-based learning
Course leaders and tutors
Keeley Rosbottom is a Senior Lecturer in Radiotherapy and Oncology and the Professional Development Facilitator at Royal Derby Hospital
On this course, you’ll spend time on clinical placements that allow you to apply your studies to the real world.
The course prepares you for collaboration with different professionals. You’ll work and study alongside students, practitioners and patients from across the field of health and social care, so you can integrate seamlessly into the workplace.
You’ll be placed in one of our nine partnership radiotherapy centres for the majority of your training. Here you’ll work under supervision to deliver radiation treatment to patients in our care, observe practice as it happens and learn from members of the professional team.
There are also opportunities to get experience in other hospital areas, so you can better understand the patient journey. You’ll get a chance to organise a self-funded elective placement to meet your personal and professional development needs.
Come to an open day
Find out more at our undergraduate open days. Book now for your place.
This course prepares you for a career in
- therapeutic radiography roles
- the NHS
- the independent health sector
Previous graduates have gone on to work in
- the teaching and training of radiography
- software and equipment development
- treatment review
- information and support services
- palliative care
- technical practice
This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Graduates are eligible to apply to register with the HCPC and apply to become members of the Society and College of Radiographers. You must be registered with the HCPC in order to practise as a therapeutic radiographer in the UK.
Student success story
Find out about why Becky is inspired to work with cancer patients.
Where will I study?
You study at Collegiate Campus
Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.Collegiate Campus map
Collegiate Library can be found just off Ecclesall Road. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course you work with
- specialist radiotherapy equipment, primarily Linear Accelerators
- Virtual Environment Radiotherapy Training (VERT) equipment
- dedicated computer terminals with the latest software (Eclipse treatment planning and Aria verification)
Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.
120 UCAS points from A level or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course. Must include 32 points from either Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology or Sociology OR BTEC National Diploma in a pure science or social science subject.
If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 6.5 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
|Module: Collaboration For Individual And Community Wellbeing||Credits: 20|
|Module: Oncology, Radiotherapy And Technology 1||Credits: 20|
|Module: Personal And Professional Development||Credits: 20|
|Module: Principles Of Anatomy, Imaging And Radiation Science||Credits: 20|
|Module: Principles Of Cancer Care||Credits: 20|
|Module: Ronc Competence For Practice 1||Credits: -|
|Module: Ronc Practice Placement 1||Credits: 20|
|Module: Assessing And Addressing Complexity||Credits: 40|
|Module: Evidence And Enquiry For Practice||Credits: 20|
|Module: Oncology, Radiotherapy And Technology 2||Credits: 20|
|Module: Oncology, Radiotherapy And Technology 3||Credits: 20|
|Module: Ronc Competence For Practice 2||Credits: -|
|Module: Ronc Practice Placement 2||Credits: 20|
|Module: Application Of Principles To Practice||Credits: 20|
|Module: Professional Leadership||Credits: 20|
|Module: Ronc Competence For Practice 3||Credits: -|
|Module: Ronc Practice Placement 3||Credits: 20|
|Module: The Advancing Professional||Credits: 40|
|Module: Working With Complexity In Practice||Credits: 20|
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/21 is £9,250 per year.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,650 with an annual placement supplement of £2,000.
Health and social care funding
Find out how to fund your studies by visiting our health and social care pages for more information.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Radiotherapy and oncology courses (PDF)
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.
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