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Year of Entry 2019/20
BSc (Honours)

Radiotherapy and Oncology

Course in clearing
Full-time Radiotherapy and oncology

Every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer. Make a real impact on people's lives in a highly rewarding career.


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Apply for a place on this course starting in 2019. Call us on now 0330 024 6390.

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Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year
International: £15,250 per year
How long will I study? 3 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
What are the entry requirements? 104 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? B822
When do I start? September 2019

Course summary

  • Learn to use radiation equipment, software and systems for treatment delivery and planning for patients undergoing radiotherapy.
  • Understand how to apply theory to practice and tailor the treatment to each individual patient.

Therapeutic radiographers use the latest technology to treat conditions including tumours and cancer. Half of all cancer patients are treated with radiotherapy. Designed in collaboration with employers, service users, students and graduates, this course leads to professional qualification as a therapy radiographer and eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.


Student View

Watch student Sarah Bradder talk about what it’s like to study on this course.

How you learn

Watch lecturer Joanna McNamara talk about this course.

You gain insight into all aspects of radiotherapy and learn from a lecturing team who are all qualified radiographers, many of whom are involved in research at a national level and are internationally renowned.

Radiotherapy treatment is a profession based around teamwork, so you study interprofessionally alongside students from other health disciplines including nurses, physiotherapists and diagnostic radiographers. This shared learning experience allows you to develop teamworking skills and understand the contribution different professionals make to the care of cancer patients.

You will study at Collegiate Campus whilst undertaking academic modules and in a variety of service provider venues for placement modules

You learn through

  • seminars and workshops
  • self-directed study
  • practice-based learning
  • tutorials

Course leaders and tutors

Laura Charlesworth
Laura Charlesworth
Senior Lecturer

Laura Pattinson is the course leader for the BSc Radiotherapy and Oncology course and a senior lecturer for the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing

Applied learning

Work placements

You learn to apply the theory on structured clinical placements. You are based in one radiotherapy centre for the majority of training, with experiential placements in other hospital areas to help appreciate the patients' pathway. You will spend a few weeks working in another radiotherapy centre to be able to evaluate different approaches to treatment and patient support as well as working practices, facilities and resources.

Placements take place at

  • St James's University Hospital, Leeds
  • The Royal Derby Hospital, Derby
  • Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
  • Lincoln County Hospital, Lincoln
  • Freeman Hospital, Newcastle
  • Nottingham City Hospital, Nottingham
  • Queens Centre for Oncology and Haematology, Castle Hill Hospital, Hull
  • Weston Park Hospital, Sheffield
  • James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough

Networking opportunities

We invite guest lecturers to share their expertise and skills via a dedicated research forum and you will also meet and hear from ex-patients and service users who share their experiences of treatment.

Your student membership fees for the Society and College of Radiographers are paid, enabling you to access all the services they provide.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career as

  • a qualified therapeutic radiographer

Accreditation

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

Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.

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Collegiate Campus map
Location

Collegiate Crescent
Sheffield
S10 2BP

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • the £13 million purpose-built Robert Winston Building
  • the state-of-the-art virtual environment for radiotherapy training (VERT)
  • a life-size 3D replica of a linear accelerator
  • a large suite of Eclipse treatment planning computers
  • commercial radiotherapy planning software

Entry requirements

All students

GCSE Maths, English Language, and Science at grade C or 4.

104 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.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

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'.


Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Foundations For Effective Collaborative Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Ronc Applications Of Radiotherapy Science Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam
Module: Ronc Clinical Education 1 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Ronc Principles Of Anatomy And Image Interpretation Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam
Module: Ronc Principles Of Radiation Oncology 1 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Ronc Principles Of Radiation Oncology 2 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Developing Capability For Effective Collaborative Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Ronc Clinical Education 2 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Ronc Imaging And Treatment Planning Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Ronc Introduction To Research Methods Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Ronc Principles Of Radiation Oncology 3 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Ronc Principles Of Radiation Oncology 4 Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Enhancing Quality Of Services Through Effective Collaborative Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Ronc Accuracy And Reproducibility Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam
Module: Ronc Clinical Education 3 Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Ronc Dissertation Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Ronc Preparation For Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 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.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 with an annual placement supplement of £2,000.

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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)

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