Therapeutic radiographers are highly skilled caring professionals who have an essential role in the treatment of patients with cancer. They deliver radiotherapy treatment using state-of-the-art equipment.

Radiotherapy radiographers work as part of the healthcare team and are involved in decisions about radiotherapy patient management. They provide care and support to patients and their families throughout the cancer journey.

GCU is the largest provider of therapeutic radiography education in Scotland. The teaching team works closely with practice colleagues in the NHS and with their professional body to ensure the programme is relevant and up-to-date.

You will have use of a dedicated radiotherapy treatment planning laboratory and digital image viewing equipment. Practice placements will provide you with experience in both large and smaller cancer centers.

Your career

Completion of an Honours degree in Radiotherapy and Oncology leads to eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and membership of the Society of Radiographers.

Our degree is internationally recognized and offers a range of career opportunities in hospitals and other clinical settings. You can also progress towards clinical specialization, management, teaching and research careers.

What you will study

Year 1

Applied Clinical Anatomy, Radiotherapy, and Oncology, Fundamentals of Human Physiology, Foundations for Interprofessional Practice, Preparation for Radiotherapy Practice.

Year 2

Physics for Radiotherapy and Oncology Practice, Practice Education, Radiotherapy and Oncology 2, Working in Interprofessional Teams.

Year 3

Practice Education, Radiotherapy Treatment Planning and Brachytherapy, Radiotherapy and Oncology 3, Teams in Interprofessional Practice, Research Methods for Effective Practice.

Year 4

Practice Education, Leadership in Interprofessional Teams, Honours Project, Supportive Care in Oncology.

Entry requirements

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

Year 1

SQA Higher

BBBB including English and two sciences, from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics, plus Nat 5 Maths at B

A Level

BCC, excluding General Studies, but including two sciences with one at B, plus GCSE English and Maths at C/4

ILC Higher

H2 H2 H3 H3 including English and 2 Sciences at Higher and Ordinary level Maths and Physics at 02

IB Diploma

24 points must include Biology, Physics, and English

BTEC Extended Diploma

in Science/Applied Science DMM plus GCSE English, Maths and Physics or Double Science at C/4

College

Access to Radiography. Science-based HNC with B in the graded unit. Applicants must also hold physics, literacy, and numeracy equivalent to National 5 level, with English being preferred at a Higher level. Communications 4 and Literature 1 are acceptable in lieu of Higher English.

English language

Applicants whose first language is not English will normally be required to hold IELTS of overall 7.0 with 6.5 in each element or equivalent.

Additional information

Other academic and vocational qualifications

Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognized professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.

International pathways

If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for the English for University Study programme.

Additional requirements

Before applying it is advisable to visit a Radiotherapy department.

Fees and funding

The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?

Tuition fees 2018/19

  • Home: £1820
  • RUK: £9250*
  • EU: £1820
  • International: £11,500

*Total tuition fees for RUK students completing a three or four-year degree are capped at £27,750. Specific fees are subject to confirmation by the Scottish Government and may change once confirmed.

If you commence your studies in September 2018 or January 2019, these are the annual or module fees that apply to the duration of your course; however, fees are subject to change. For full details on how fees may change read our fees and refund policy.

Additional costs

In addition to course tuition fees, you may encounter additional costs during your time at University.

Scholarships

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.

If you have any questions or inquiries regarding scholarships available for 2018/19, please feel free to contact the student inquiries team.

International student start dates

For new international students, orientation events start on 14 September 2018. This extra time is specifically designed to assist new international students in settling into the UK and GCU prior to the start of general student induction and teaching.

There will be a whole host of fun and informative activities taking place during this period, including campus and city tours, as well as welcome events where you can meet other international students.

Professional accreditation

Completion of an Honours degree in Radiotherapy and Oncology leads to eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Assessment methods

We use a wide range of learning and teaching methods to ensure that you have both the necessary knowledge and understanding of business and management and a portfolio of intellectual and personal skills.

Each module on the programme uses its own learning, teaching and assessment strategy to achieve learning objectives. Assessment methods vary between modules and may include unseen examinations, class tests, essays, management reports, case studies, presentations, and group work.

Teaching methods

The learning and teaching methods we use to ensure that our programme is both vocationally relevant and academically challenging. Our approach is student-centered, practical, participative and relevant to the needs of employers.

We've moved away from the traditional teacher-centric learning to a more independent learning approach, where you are encouraged to develop critical thinking skills.

Program taught in:
  • English

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