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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.

Course overview

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 an 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).

 

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Key Information

Course title:
BSc (Hons) Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology)
UCAS Code:
B822
Qualification:
BSc (Hons)
Duration:
3 years
Study mode:
Full-time
Typical offer:
UCAS Tariff points 112-120
AECC University College

Course leader

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Shelley Blane

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.

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Course details

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 a high-performance digital X-Ray suite, including a Direct Radiography (DR) room and virtual ward, and a high-tech three-dimensional radiotherapy simulator.

With on campus Ultrasound, MRI, X-ray and Fluoroscopy you can expected 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.

Assessment

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 is confirmed through written assignments and computer based short question exams.

Student Case Study

BSc (Hons) Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology)

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.

Unit breakdown


Entry Requirements

How do I apply?

This course is no longer recruiting for 2021 entry.

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.

A-levels

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. 

International Baccalaureate

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.

International Students 

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.

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Course Fees

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.  

For further fees guidance for all students at AECC University College whether full time or part time please refer to our Tuition fees policy.

 

Visit our student finance pages for more information on:

Additional Costs

Fees and funding

Scholarships and Bursaries

Student finance resources

Note: For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS). AECC University College is registered with the OfS. You can view the register here and search for our AECC University College.


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