BSc (Hons) Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology)
The BSc (Hons) Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology) degree provides a route into a rewarding career as a Therapeutic Radiographer where you could be on the frontline of patient care. *This course is accredited by the HCPC and subject to SCoR approval.
Transform lives by learning how to use cutting edge technology to treat conditions such as cancer
The BSc (Hons) Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology) degree provides a route into a rewarding career as a therapeutic radiographer.
One in two of the population will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime and so radiotherapy treatment, which uses high energy x-rays to treat tumours, has never been more important. Up to a third of people with cancer will need radiotherapy and will rely on people like you to provide it.
Studying the BSc (Hons) Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology) course will equip you with all the skills and knowledge you need to become a fully qualified therapeutic radiographer and you’ll develop the ability to think critically, analyse data, evaluate treatments and empathise with the patients in your care.
On completion of the course, you will have the ability to synthesise evidence from current practice and research to develop in-depth critical knowledge and understanding of the therapeutic profession.
This BSc (Hons) Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology) course will enable you to learn how to work under pressure using advanced equipment, and make split-second critical decisions.
*This course is accredited by the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) for eligibility to apply for registration and is subject to approval by the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR).
- Course title:
- BSc (Hons) Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology)
- UCAS Code:
- BSc (Hons)
- 3 years
- Study mode:
- Typical offer:
- UCAS Tariff points 112-120
BSc, MSc - Senior Lecturer (Radiotherapy)
Shelley is the Course Lead for BSC (Hons) Radiotherapy and Oncology. She has a BSC (Hons) in Therapeutic Radiography and an MSc in Radiation Physics. She is a HCPC registered Therapeutic Radiographer and Clinical Scientist with over 27 years’ experience in Radiotherapy.
Whilst studying for the BSc (Hons) Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology) you will learn how to work under pressure using advanced equipment, and make critical decisions under significant time restraints whilst maintaining good communication and empathy skills.
During your course, you will also benefit from Virtual Environment Radiotherapy Training (VERT), a facility that is used on the course to develop learning and prepare you for clinical placements. This provides a safe environment to practice, without the time pressures of a clinical setting. A high-performance digital X-Ray suite, including direct radiography (DR) room, is available, along with a mock ward to simulate the hospital setting.
With on-campus Ultrasound, MRI, X-ray, and Fluoroscopy you can expect to be well prepared for your first clinical placements with AECC University College hospital partners in the NHS. Together with small group working, practical sessions, and lectures you will be able to take advantage of working on placement at local providers seeing the real world working without the pressures of a busy NHS department.
On the completion of topics, you will be supported through interactive quizzes and shown example assignments to focus your critical evaluation and knowledge retention.
Formal assessments take the form of practical exams undertaken in the clinical environment on placement, together with a competency record and placement logbook.
Academic understanding and knowledge are confirmed through written assignments and computer-based short question exams.
Student Case Study
Jyoti Vara is a First Year student on the BSc (Hons) Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology) course at AECC. She says: “The lectures have been fantastic. Because we’re the first cohort for this course, it’s a relatively small group. The lecturers are really happy to go over things that we don’t understand. “AECC University College has Anatomy TV and that’s really helpful. If you don’t understand something in the lectures, you can go onto Anatomy TV and look into further. It also gives you a break from reading textbooks. Sometimes seeing it in front of you helps.”
She tells us more about studying on the course, what motivates her to study to become a Radiographer, and why she’s proud to study at AECC. Read Jyoti’s student story here.
Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology)
- Professional Practice and Patient Care
- Radiation Physics
- Anatomy and Physiology for the Radiographer
- Research Skills and Principles
- Equipment of Radiotherapy
- Oncology part 1
- Introduction to Radiobiology
- Professional Practice and Wellbeing
- Planning and Dosimetry
- Radiographic Anatomy
- Research Methods
- Oncology part 2
- Further Radiobiology
- Professional Practice and Clinical Confidence
- Advanced planning and Dosimetry
- Advances in Radiotherapy
- Oncology part 3
If you’re applying from the UK or Ireland
Essential for entry
Please note that applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A*-C including Maths and English, or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above) to be considered for the programme.
BBB-BBC or above to include one of; Biology/Human Biology. General Studies will not be considered.
BTEC Extended Diploma
DMM or above in a relevant Extended Diploma for example; Applied Science, Medical Science or Health and Social Care.
Access to HE Diploma
A total of 112-120 UCAS points in a relevant Access to HE Diploma for example; Science, Medicine, Human Science, Allied Health Professions.
Overall grade of 30-32 points or higher to include either Biology or Human Biology at Higher level.
Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers
BBBBB or above in 5 Higher/Advanced Higher subjects to include either Biology or Human Biology.
Irish Leaving Certificate
H3,H3,H3,H3,H3 from 5 subjects at Higher Level to include either Biology or Human Biology.
If you have undertaken a qualification that’s not listed, it may still be considered. Get in touch with our Admissions team by completing the form below or call us on 01202 436200 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.
Is there anything else that is required?
If you live in the UK, we’ll need a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. It’s standard for all UK students and we’ll be there to guide you through the process once you’ve applied.
To gain a place on the course applicants must also successfully undergo an interview process. In light of the current Covid-19 situation these interviews will be undertaken remotely via Skype. More information about this process will be provided if/when applicants are invited to the interview stage.
Please note that an NHS placement is required as part of this course. The NHS only makes placements available to Home/EU students and therefore this course is not available to non-EU students.
For more information about our admissions policies and procedures, including our Admissions Complaints and Appeals Policy, please click here.
If your qualification is not listed here, please take a look at our international entry requirements page or get in touch with our admissions team on the form below. Please note, to be accepted onto this course; you will also need to demonstrate that you meet the minimum standards of English. For further information on English language requirements, please see the dedicated English language requirements page. More information on permission to study in the UK, can be found here: Visas and Immigration.
A new £5,000 annual maintenance grant will be available for Radiography students from September 2020. This is in addition to existing support available, including student loans. Students who study radiography (diagnostic and therapeutic) are also entitled to an additional £1,000, as the subject is seen as a ‘shortage specialism’ and important to delivering the NHS long term plan.
Tuition fees (2021 start)
UK/ROI/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students – £9,250 per year
Additional course costs
Your tuition fees will cover the cost of all mandatory elements of your course. There are additional course related costs are not included in the tuition fees. So you will need to budget for them when you plan your spending.
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