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Year of Entry 2021/22
BSc (Honours)

Radiotherapy and Oncology

Course full
Full-time Radiotherapy and oncology

Use cutting-edge equipment to learn how to deliver professional radiotherapy, and provide specialist care and support to patients.


This course is now full for 2021

Sorry, there are no places left on this course starting in 2021. We do have places available on a wide range of other courses.

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Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year
International/EU: £15,995 per year
How long will I study? 3 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
What are the entry requirements? 112 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? B822
When do I start? September 2021

Course summary

  • 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).


Student View

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

How you learn

Watch course leader Keeley Rosbottom talk about this course.

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

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
  • tutorials

Course leaders and tutors

Keeley Rosbottom
Keeley Rosbottom
Senior Lecturer

Keeley Rosbottom is a Senior Lecturer in Radiotherapy and Oncology and the Professional Development Facilitator at Royal Derby Hospital

Applied learning

Theory will prepare you for practice learning experiences are designed to help you not only to apply theory to practice, but to develop critical and ethical approaches to your practice in order to become life-long, competent professionals. You are required to attend the practice learning experiences provided on the course to achieve the course practice learning outcomes.

You’ll undertake a range of practice learning experiences, helping you to build your skills, confidence, creativity, resilience, integrity and curiosity. This will take place in different practice learning environments, reflecting the range of ways in which services are currently delivered. This might include simulated learning and virtual placements alongside real world experience of services delivered face to face to service users. 

The university will ensure that the practice learning element of your course will be compliant with the requirements of the Professional and Statutory Regulatory Body (PSRB) governing your chosen profession. This is so that by the end of your course, you will have been provided with the opportunity to demonstrate attainment of the requirements to register as a professional with your chosen profession.

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Future careers

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

  • research
  • the teaching and training of radiography
  • software and equipment development
  • treatment review
  • information and support services
  • palliative care
  • technical practice

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 through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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

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S10 2BP

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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)

Entry requirements

All students

112 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.

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

Offers are subject to enhanced DBS check, Occupational Health assessment and required immunisations prior to 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

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.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
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

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
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

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
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

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2021/2022 are £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/EU students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £13,995 with an annual placement supplement of £2,000.

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Health and social care funding

Find out how to fund your studies by visiting our health and social care pages for more information.

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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, 194.7KB)

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