Bristol, University of the West of England

Bristol, University of the West of England

Radiotherapy and Oncology

The programme incorporates 1 14 week clinical practice placement (full-time) in each of the 3 years of the programme; working alongside highly skilled therapeutic radiographers and the wider inter-professional team students have the opportunity to develop and deliver various aspects of radiotherapy treatment and patient care utilising the latest research and technology; successful completion of this course makes students eligible to register on to the health and care professions council (HCPC) register with the protected title of 'therapeutic radiographer'.

Entry requirements

Graduate (2.2 or above) in a health or science related subject at grade C or above. GCSE (or equivalent) in science, maths and English language at grade C or above. Consideration is given to individual's background/life experiences, for example from the previous 1st degree or relevant work experience opportunities in relation to their knowledge and understanding of the profession of radiotherapy.

Course modules

Year 1: fundamentals of radiotherapy and oncology; fundamentals of anatomy, physiology and radiographic science; fundamentals of radiotherapy and oncology practice. Year 2: radiotherapy technology and oncology practice; research methodology for clinical practice; communication skills in cancer and palliative care. Year 3: contemporary radiotherapy and oncology studies; dissertation module.

Assessment methods

A range of assessment methods are used throughout the programme. This includes written assignments, examinations, presentations, posters, online/interactive, objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) and continuous practice assessment within the clinical environment.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time January 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Glenside Bristol BS16 1DD South West

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