Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University

Radiotherapy and Oncology

This course allows students to develop their specialism as a therapeutic radiographer or other healthcare professional working in the field on this career-focused course. Optional modules enable students to tailor their learning to individual professional development needs and areas of interest. Students: develop an in-depth, specialist knowledge and understanding of current and future practices in radiotherapy and oncology; develop knowledge and skills that enable them to become an autonomous and reflective learner, responsive to their own personal and professional development needs; have the opportunity to gain accreditation for work-based projects and prior certificated learning.

Entry requirements

Normally 1 of: a degree in related healthcare subject such as radiotherapy and oncology or nursing; a higher diploma level, professionally recognised qualification in a related healthcare subject. Applicants must also have: a minimum of 1 year post-qualification clinical experience in radiotherapy or oncology; be able to satisfy the admissions team of their ability to complete the proposed pathway of study; and have an overall IELTS of 6.5 or above if an international student. The course also requires students to have access to and the ability to use IT software such as Word and PowerPoint; access to a computer with reliable internet access; confidence in accessing and using web-based materials.

Course modules

Modules include: contemporary issues in radiotherapy and oncology; professional practice portfolio; research methods for practice; personalised study module or work-based learning module; dissertation. Optional modules include: practice educator; treatment verification; informed consent in healthcare practice; clinical applications of radiobiology; pre-treatment imaging; paediatric cancer and its management; evidencing your CPD; prostate cancer; breast cancer radiotherapy; IMRT: principles to practice; advanced communication and information in supportive and palliative care; advanced communication skills in practice (taught and distance learning); psychology of cancer care.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: short on-line activities; essays; business cases or journal articles; project and research work; posters and PowerPoint presentations.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning £ 6,200 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
MSc Distance learning £ 7,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
PgDip Distance learning - 3 years
PgCert Distance learning - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Online/Distance learning

Key information

Telephone number: 
0114 225 5555