MSc Enhanced Radiotherapy and Oncology Practice

Year of Entry 2024/25
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MSc

Enhanced Radiotherapy and Oncology Practice

Distance learning Radiotherapy and oncology

Enhance your knowledge of specific radiotherapy practice whilst taking a wider perspective as you look at the interdisciplinary nature of oncology.

Everything you need to know...

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    What is the fee?

    Home: £10,310 for the course
    International/EU: £10,310 for the course

  • Time

    How long will I study?

    3 Years

  • Location
  • Date

    When do I start?

    September 2024
    January 2025


Course summary

  • Learn about oncology and the management of cancer.
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of contemporary practice in radiotherapy. 
  • Study the principles underpinning future developments in practice and research.
  • Tailor your learning to your individual professional development needs.

On this course you’ll advance your knowledge in the management of cancer – using a range of treatment modalities and the provision of information, support and care for people experiencing cancer. You’ll be able to choose modules that help you to progress towards your career goals.


How you learn

Your lecturer's view
Watch course leader Sarah Smith talk about this course.

The course is 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.

All modules are delivered via distance learning – meaning you can study online from any location. You’ll learn through a combination of study packages and recorded presentations. These include regular activities to engage with and contextualise the learning materials – enabling you to collaborate with your peers and specialists in the field. You’ll also be supported with live webinars and feedback from tutors.

You learn through

  • project and research work
  • poster and presentation
  • case studies
  • service improvement proposal and plans
  • critical literature reviews/essays
  • business cases or journal article
  • profiles of evidence

You’ll gain underpinning knowledge and skills in compulsory modules. You’ll then be able to choose from a range of elective module choices to tailor your learning to areas of personal and professional interest – and your individual development goals.

All modules are designed to support your continuing professional development and the skills needed to evidence this. We’ll use various assessment methods while supporting the development of your academic and professional skills.

You can also study individual modules from this course and gain academic credit towards a qualification.

Course leaders and tutors

Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith
Senior Lecturer

Sarah is a Senior Lecturer in Radiotherapy and Oncology and Course Leader for the MSc in Radiotherapy and Oncology.

Applied learning

You'll be taught by professionals who are active in their field, so you'll get cutting-edge, practice-focused knowledge of your subject. You'll be encouraged to reflect on your professional practice and apply learning to the real-world – considering cases and the implications of new learning and research. 


Future careers

As a therapeutic radiographer or healthcare professional working within radiotherapy and oncology, this course offers you the opportunity to enhance your practice. 

You may wish to progress in a specialism and take advantage of an increasing number of opportunities that relate to role development and skills mix across the patient pathway in oncology. 

You may also be eligible to apply for accreditation of work-based projects and prior certificated learning, which will count towards your final award. Please contact us for more information. 

Where will I study?

You study this course online from any location


Equipment and facilities

We’ll support you through regular live sessions using digital platforms and plenty of contact with tutors, your course lead and academic advisers, with flexibility to meet around your work pattern.

We’ve invested over £100m in new facilities to help you study how and when you want – with support as a distance learning student via the specialist library services, including access to a wide range of journals and research databases. You’re also welcome to use on-site 24-hour libraries and study spaces designed by our students.

Entry requirements

All students

Academic Qualifications

Normally, applicants will hold a first degree or professional qualification recognised in the UK in a related health care subject.

Other qualifications

Equivalent, international academic and/or professional qualifications will be accepted. Other relevant evidence for example documented evidence of recent CPD activity, innovative practice, service development, research projects and/or publications. Such evidence must be clearly described in any application

Applicants are usually required to provide at least one reference evidencing their capability for postgraduate study.

Level of English language capability

International students studying with us over distance learning require an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill area.

Relevant work or work-related experience

Normally, applicants should be working in a professional role in a related field of radiotherapy and oncology.

Applicants will be required to have competent IT skills and access to a reliable internet connection to enable full engagement with the course content.

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'.


Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.

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.

Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.

Year 1

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Dissertation 60 Credits
Credits 60
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Future Directions In Radiotherapy And Oncology
Credits 30
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Researching For Practice (Distance Learning)
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)

Elective modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Contemporary Radiotherapy Planning Practice
Credits 30
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Evidencing Your Cpd
Credits 30
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Evidencing Your Cpd
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Information Giving And Informed Consent
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Leadership In Practice (Distance Learning)
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Learning And Teaching For Practice (Distance Learning)
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Personalised Care And Supported Self-Management For Those Affected By Cancer
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Year 2

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Dissertation 60 Credits
Credits 60
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Professional Development In Radiotherapy And Oncology
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Researching For Practice (Distance Learning)
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)

Elective modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Breast Cancer Radiotherapy
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Contemporary Radiotherapy Planning Practice
Credits 30
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Evidencing Your Cpd
Credits 30
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Evidencing Your Cpd
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Excellence In Prostate Cancer Treatment And Care
Credits 30
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Head And Neck Cancer
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Health Promotion And Lifestyle Management
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Image Guided Radiotherapy
Credits 30
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Information Giving And Informed Consent
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Interprofessional Education (Distance Learning)
Credits 15
Assessment Practical(100%)
Leadership In Practice (Distance Learning)
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Learning And Teaching For Practice (Distance Learning)
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Personalised Care And Supported Self-Management For Those Affected By Cancer
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Planning Service Improvement
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Psychology Of Cancer Care
Credits 30
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Final year

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Dissertation 60 Credits
Credits 60
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Researching For Practice (Distance Learning)
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)

Elective modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Contemporary Radiotherapy Planning Practice
Credits 30
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Personalised Care And Supported Self-Management For Those Affected By Cancer
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting part-time study in 2024/25 is £10,310 for the course. The tuition fee displayed above is for the full course. If the full course is more than one year in duration, the fee will be divided into annual payments which will then be rounded. This may mean the total fee you pay is slightly higher than the fee stated above. If you take a break in study or have to re-take part of the course, you may also be charged an additional fee and will be notified of this at the time. Our tuition fee for UK students starting part-time study in 2024/25 is £3,440 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 part-time study in 2024/25 is £10,310 for the course. The tuition fee displayed above is for the full course. If the full course is more than one year in duration, the fee will be divided into annual
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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, 206.8KB)

Legal information

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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You apply for this course via our online application form.

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