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International/EU: £18,655 per year
120-128 UCAS points
100% of our graduates are in work or further study fifteen months after graduating, with 92% in highly skilled employment or further study (2019/20 Graduate Outcomes Survey).
- 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).
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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.
How you learn
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
Course leaders and tutors
Lecturer in Radiotherapy
You’ll apply the theory you study to practice-based learning experiences. Here you’ll develop critical and ethical approaches to your practice – preparing you to become a life-long, competent professional. The experiences you’re provided with are compulsory to achieve the course’s practice-based learning outcomes.
These experiences will help you build your skills, confidence, creativity, resilience, integrity, and curiosity. They’ll take place in different practice-based learning environments – reflecting the range of ways 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.
We’ll ensure the practice-based learning element of your course complies with the requirements of the Professional and Statutory Regulatory Body (PSRB) which governs the radiotherapy and oncology professions. So by the end of your course, you’ll have the opportunity to show that you meet the requirements to register as a radiotherapist or oncologist.
This course prepares you for a career in
- therapeutic radiography roles
- the NHS
- the independent health sector
- Allied Health Profession (AHP) roles
Previous graduates have gone on to work in
- the charity sector
- the teaching and training of radiotherapy
- software and equipment development
- treatment review
- information and support services
- palliative care
- technical practice
- oncology roles
Where will I study?
You study at Collegiate Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.
Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.
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)
We’ve invested over £100m in new facilities to help you study how and when you want. This means 24-hour libraries and study spaces designed by our students.
From A levels including at least 32 points from either a natural science subject (such as Biology, Chemistry or Physics) or social science subject (Psychology or Sociology), or equivalent BTEC National qualifications (including suitable natural or social science modules). We do not accept AS levels or general studies.
- BBB-ABB at A Level including relevant subject(s)
- DDM in BTEC Extended Diploma from a relevant subject(s)
- Distinction overall from a T level qualification
- Approved Access to HE Diploma in health studies, health science, nursing, social sciences or another science-based course. Normally we require 15 of the level 3 credits to be graded at distinction level with 9 of these distinctions from science or social science units.
- FdSc Professional Practice in Health and Social Care - If you are in the process of completing or have successfully completed the above programme at one of our partner colleges (Sheffield College, Barnsley College, Chesterfield College, North Lindsey College, Dearne Valley College, Manchester College, Stockport College and Doncaster College) and are looking to progress your career as a registered professional within the Health and Social Care sector, we would welcome an application from you via UCAS, to commence this programme at Year 1.
- Successful completion of our Foundation Year in Health, Sport & Social Care.
Other equivalent qualifications are considered individually, and include previous degrees that are grade 2.2 or above
Other equivalent qualifications are considered individually.
*GCSE Science equivalents
**GCSE Math's equivalents
***GCSE English equivalents
- Science at grade C or 4 or equivalents*
- Maths at grade D or 4 or equivalents**
- English Language or Literature at grade C or 4 or equivalents***
- OCR Science level 2
- Science units gained on a level 3 BTEC or OCR National Diploma or Extended Diploma qualification
- Science credits gained on Access to Higher Education Diplomas (at least 12 credits at level 2 or 6 credits gained at level 3)
- Science equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk
- Level 2 Key Skills/ Application of Number/ Grade D at GSCE Maths/ Level 2 Maths credits from an Access course
- Maths quivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk
- Level 2 Literacy
- Level 2 Key Skills
If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent. If your level of English language is currently below IELTS 6.5 we recommend you consider an appropriate Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve the required level of English. Please note that the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) require IELTS 7.0 with no element below 6.5 for registration.
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.
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.
Important notice: The structure for this course is currently being reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment are all likely to change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Once the changes have been confirmed, updated module information will be published on this page.
|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 Professional Practice 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 Professional Practice 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 Professional Practice 3||Credits: 20|
|Module: The Advancing Professional||Credits: 40|
|Module: Working With Complexity In Practice||Credits: 20|
Fees and funding
Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/2025 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2023/2024 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
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/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 with an annual placement supplement of £2,000.
Health and social care funding
£5,000 maintenance grant is available to fund your studies. Additionally, payments of up to £3000 per year may also be available, eligibility applies.
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, 206.8KB)
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.