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International: £8,000 for the course
- Develop expert skills within a scope of practice.
- Progress from expert to advanced practice.
- Enhance critical appraisal skills around the knowledge base of your scope of practice.
- Become an autonomous practitioner, improving your research, leadership skills and ability to implement service developments.
This MSc can be used as evidence of your development within a scope of practice, and is completed in partnership with your employer. You'll develop as a radiotherapy and oncology advanced practitioner enhancing your leadership, research and education skills
How you learn
Your lecturer's view
The modules on this course are designed to encourage you to critically reflect on your role.
You’ll gain knowledge and skills around expert practice, leadership, ethical and legal elements of the field. You’ll also develop your research skills to improve patient care. Elective modules allow you to personalise your study to your career needs.
Your distance learning will be supported by your module leader. You’ll undertake regular e-tivities and peer feedback.
You learn through
- independent guided study
- student–directed learning
- completion of formative tasks
- use of ourvirtual learning environment (Blackboard)
Course leaders and tutors
I qualified in 1999 from the University of Central England in Birmingham. On qualifying, I started work at the then named South Cleveland Radiotherapy Department. … Read more
This course is designed to fit your career needs, and will take place both by distance learning and work based study.
This course prepares you for a career in
- advanced radiotherapy and oncology practice
Where will I study?
You study at your own location by distance learning
You must hold a degree in a related health care subject, for example BSc (Hons) Radiotherapy and Oncology or Therapeutic Radiography or a Diploma of the College of Radiographers (T).
Other formally certified qualifications
Equivalent, international academic and/or professional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis
Level of English language capability
If English is not your first language or you are an international student studying with us you must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill area.
Relevant work or work-related experience
You will typically be working in an extended / advanced role or moving into one within the field of radiotherapy and / or oncology. You must have managerial / employer support and a nominated mentor in a suitable role to support your development during the course. This will normally be a Health Professional already working within an extended / advanced role, a Clinician or a Consultant / Advanced Clinical Practitioner. To satisfy these requirements a letter of support from your manager / employer will be required before you commence the course.
You will need to have access to a reliable internet connection to support engagement with the course and have sound IT skills.
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'.
The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19
Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.
|Module: Advanced Specialist Practice In Radiotherapy And Oncology||Credits: 30||
|Module: Expert Practice For Extended Roles In Radiotherapy And Oncology||Credits: 30||
|Module: Researching For Practice (Distance Learning)||Credits: 15|
|Module: Addressing Priorities In Prostate Cancer Care||Credits: 15|
|Module: Advanced Physical Assessment And Consultation Skills||Credits: 30|
|Module: Breast Cancer Radiotherapy||Credits: 15|
|Module: Contemporary Issues In Advancing Practice||Credits: 15|
|Module: Evidencing Your Cpd||Credits: 15|
|Module: Head And Neck Cancer||Credits: 15|
|Module: Image Guided Radiotherapy||Credits: 30|
|Module: Information Giving And Informed Consent||Credits: 30|
|Module: Interprofessional Education (Dl)||Credits: 15|
|Module: Leadership In Practice (Dl)||Credits: 15|
|Module: Non-Medical Prescribing||Credits: 30|
|Module: Planning Service Improvement||Credits: 15|
|Module: Psychology Of Cancer Care||Credits: 30|
|Module: Dissertation||Credits: 60|
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £8,000 for the course. For part-time study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied (£670 for 15 credits or £1,335 for 30 credits).
† 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 2019/20 is £8,000 for the course. For part-time study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied (£670 for 15 credits or £1,335 for 30 credits).
Postgraduate student loans
Up to £10,906 available for UK and EU students on most masters courses.
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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