Program Overview

Therapeutic Radiographers use advanced equipment to plan and deliver radiation treatment for cancer patients. They are on the front line of the fight against cancer, providing treatment with pinpoint accuracy. This three-year degree equips you with the knowledge and skills to excel in this highly specialised career.

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LondonUnited Kingdom

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  Course Duration

36 Months

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  Tuition Fee

£ 18,770

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IELTS: 6.5

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Therapeutic radiographers use advanced technology to plan and deliver highly accurate radiotherapy for those suffering from cancer, helping cure or give symptomatic relief.
 

The course is designed to help you form a solid foundation of knowledge, provide opportunities to apply your knowledge in professional clinical practice and to understand the latest advances in radiotherapy.
 

City, University of London provides excellent radiotherapy learning facilities, mirroring many you will encounter in professional practice.
 

  • Benefit from opportunities arising from our close links with radiotherapy departments in hospitals, the radiography profession and industry

  • Develop your skills in our VERT (Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training) room which creates a fully immersive, life-sized 3D simulation of a radiotherapy treatment room

  • Use the Varian Eclipse dosimetry planning system, the same as used in clinical practice for the design of radiotherapy treatments

  • Spend approximately half your time on clinical placement – recent students have worked at the Royal Free Hospital, the Royal Marsden (Chelsea), University College London Hospital, The London Clinic and St Bartholomew's Hospitals

  • Rotate through different placement locations to gain a deep understanding of different techniques and approaches.
     

Course content
 

Over this three-year BSc Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology) degree, you will develop into a competent and compassionate Therapeutic Radiographer through a combination of theoretical and clinical learning.
 

Year 1
 

Develop a firm foundation in the principles and practice of radiotherapy. Understand the human body with topics in anatomy, physiology and oncology. Get to grips with specialist radiotherapy equipment before undertaking your first clinical placement.

 

  • Principles of Radiotherapy Practice (15 credits)

  • Anatomy, Physiology & Oncology 1 (30 credits)

  • Anatomy, Physiology & Oncology 2 (30 credits)

  • Radiotherapy Equipment (15 credits)

  • Common Module 1 (15 credits)

  • Common Module 2 (15 credits)
     

Year 2
 

Move on to more detailed radiotherapy subjects. Develop your clinical competence by spending over half your time on placement and learn about research in radiography.

 

  • Management and Radiotherapy Technique A (30 credits)

  • Competence to Practice A (30 credits)

  • Radiotherapy Physics and Planning (30 credits)

  • Radiobiology (15 credits)

  • Radiography Research & Statistics (15 credits)
     

Year 3
 

Complete your preparation for professional practice by learning about holistic care and quality management. Again, spend half your time on placement and complete the research module.

 

  • Holistic Patient Care (15 credits)

  • Management and Radiotherapy Technique B (30 credits)

  • Competence to Practice B1 (15 credits)

  • Competence to Practice B2 (15 credits)

  • Healthcare Policy and Quality Management (15 credits)

  • Research Exercise (30 credits)

  • Research Exercise 2 (30 credits)

UK
 

A-level:

Typically BBC. Must include one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics.
 

Tariff:

112 UCAS tariff points
 

International Baccalaureate:

29 points. Must include Physics
 

BTEC:

Please see below for BTEC details
 

GCSE:

A minimum of five passes grade 4 (C) in GCSE, including English and Mathematics and Double Science, in addition to other stated requirements.
 

In addition to our other entry requirements, City also accepts T-levels with the following grades:

 

T-Level in any of the following. Must have a grade of Merit, or above:

 

Entry requirements are currently subject to change.

 

Important information regarding COVID-19 vaccination

 

Clinical placements are an exciting and essential part of the training required to become a qualified Radiographer.

 

To protect students, staff and patients during these experiences, we strongly encourage our students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (unless medically exempt).
 

University preparation programmes

 

If you do not qualify for direct entry, you may wish to take a foundation programme first. These programmes are designed to prepare students for entry to City's undergraduate courses.
 

Access to HE Diploma
 

Pass in a QAA recognised Access to HE Diploma in Radiography or Science only with full award (60 credits) of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at Level 3 including 30 credits at Distinction with at least 6 credits at Distinction in Physics and 15 credits at Merit. Applicants must hold GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (4) or above.
 

Introduction to Health Sciences
 

If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course, you may be interested in our Introduction to Health Sciences course. This is completed over one year and provides an introduction to clinical and professional healthcare, enabling you to progress on to this course on successful completion (subject to meeting progression criteria, please visit the Introduction to Health Sciences course page for more details).
 

Selection process
 

As well as meeting the stated academic entry requirements, applicants will be required to attend an online interview as part of the selection process, to ensure that your values match those of the NHS Constitution.

 

Students are required to have occupational health and enhanced DBS (disclosure and barring service) clearance. Academic and character references are also required. Please see the Entry Requirements page for full information.
 

Mixed qualifications
 

We often use tariff points within our offers. Any conditional offer based on tariff is likely to only be based on the equivalent of an applicant's top three A-level grades.

 

We do not offer any flexible offers on this course.
 

Subject exclusions

 

We do not accept General Studies and Critical Thinking. These subjects will not be included in any conditional offer we make.
 

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

 

We welcome applications from students who are completing relevant EPQ Projects. Whilst we recognise the value of these projects in preparing students for independent learning at university, the EPQ is unlikely to form part of any conditional offer we make.
 

The EPQ will also not lower the specifics of any conditional offer we choose to make. We will consider the EPQ as part of the holistic assessment of the application and it could be used to form part of our final decision at Confirmation stage.
 

AS levels
 

We recognise that there will be differences of opportunity varying by school and college. As not all students will have the opportunity to sit AS Level exams, it is unlikely we will include AS Level grades in any offer we choose to make.

 

Where students have completed an AS Level subject, we will consider this as part of the holistic assessment of the application and it could be used to form part of our final decision at Confirmation stage.
 

BTEC

 

Special requirements

 

Applicants must usually complete a clinical visit and return a supportive clinical visit feedback form. Clinical visit forms are not required for 2021 intake.

 

  • Health and Science: Healthcare Science.

  • Pearson BTEC National Extended Diploma (2016 – present) - DDD (Applied Science or Medical Science or Biomedical Science only)

  • Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) (2010 - 2016) – D*D*D (Applied Science or Medical Science only)

  • BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (2002 – 2010) – D*D*D (Applied Science or Medical Science only).
     

 

English language requirements
 

If your first language is not English, we will require evidence of English language proficiency. Minimum requirements are:
 

IELTS:
 

7.0 overall with at least 7.0 in Writing, 7.0 in reading, 7.0 in Listening and 7.0 in Speaking.
 

You must include evidence of your IELTS score, or the date you will be completing the test, on your application.
 

  • TOEFL Internet Based Test (iBT): Minimum score of 100/120

Fees for year 2022/23
 

UK
 

£9,250
 

Overseas/EU
 

£18,770

 

The fees indicated are for undergraduate entry in the 2022/ 23 academic year only. Fees for future years may be subject to an inflationary increase, which is normally 2%.

Career
 

This degree equips you with the skills to become a Therapeutic Radiographer, a job that makes a real difference to the lives of people with cancer.

 

Upon graduation, you will be professionally recognised by the Society and College of Radiographers. You will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to practise in the UK.

 

Graduates of this course have strong career prospects. The majority find employment in the NHS or private hospitals, with an annual average salary of around £25,000 within 15 months of finishing the course. Many work in leading hospitals in London, throughout the UK or practise internationally.

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