Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University

Radiotherapy and Oncology in Practice

This course helps students become qualified therapeutic radiographers able to make a difference to the lives of cancer patients through therapy and research. Students learn practical skills in facilities that include some of the most advanced radiography teaching equipment in the world. Students: train using state-of-the-art VERT teaching equipment; gain confidence and experience with 50 per cent of course time spent in a clinical environment; learn from qualified radiographer lecturers who are all involved in research.

Entry requirements

Normally all applicants must be over 21 years of age and have GCSE mathematics, English language and science (or the equivalent) plus either at least a 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant healthcare subject or science, or current and relevant clinical experience and a recent postgraduate qualification in a relevant area that includes research to at least Honours level; all applicants are expected to provide evidence of continuing professional development in their current professional area.

Course modules

Year 1: fundamentals of radiotherapy and oncology; radiotherapy and oncology principles 1; principles of physics and technology; application of radiotherapy and oncology practice; competence for practice; year 2; radiotherapy and oncology principles 2 and 3; imaging, planning treatment and delivery; application of radiotherapy and oncology practice 2; competence or practice 2.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: individual assignments; personal and professional development portfolio; clinical assessment and appraisal; case studies; formatively assessed learning packages; placement reports; viva.

Sponsorship information

If you are studying a course funded by the Department of Health (DoH) you will not normally pay any fees yourself, as they will be paid for you by the DoH. You may be eligible for an NHS bursary but you will not be eligible for the bursaries and scholarships described in the Sheffield Hallam Bursary Scheme.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time £ 32,000 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Collegiate Crescent Campus Sheffield S10 2BP Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Telephone number: 
0114 225 5555