BSc (Hons) Radiotherapy and Oncology

Therapeutic radiographers are highly skilled caring professionals who have an essential role in the treatment of patients with cancer. They deliver radiotherapy treatment using state-of-the-art equipment.

Radiotherapy radiographers work as part of the health care team and are involved in decisions about radiotherapy patient management. They provide care and support to patients and their families throughout the cancer journey.

GCU is the largest provider of therapeutic radiography education in Scotland. The teaching team work closely with practice colleagues in the NHS and with their professional body to ensure the programme is relevant and up-to-date.

You will have use of a dedicated radiotherapy treatment planning laboratory and digital image viewing equipment. Practice placements will provide you with experience in both large and smaller cancer centres.

Your career

Completion of an Honours degree in Radiotherapy and Oncology leads to eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and membership of the Society of Radiographers.

Our degree is internationally recognised and offers a range of career opportunities in hospitals and other clinical settings. You can also progress towards clinical specialisation, management, teaching and research careers.

Year 1

Applied Clinical Anatomy, Radiotherapy and Oncology, Fundamentals of Human Physiology, Foundations for Interprofessional Practice, Preparation for Radiotherapy Practice.

Year 2

Physics for Radiotherapy and Oncology Practice, Practice Education, Radiotherapy and Oncology 2, Working in Interprofessional Teams.

Year 3

Practice Education, Radiotherapy Treatment Planning and Brachytherapy, Radiotherapy and Oncology 3, Teams in Interprofessional Practice, Research Methods for Effective Practice.

Year 4

Practice Education, Leadership in Interprofessional Teams, Honours Project, Supportive Care in Oncology.

Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.

Study Options

  • 2021/22

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UCAS

BSc (Hons)
Full Time
4 Years
28 Sep 2021
GCU Glasgow
B822
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location UCAS  
BSc (Hons) Full Time 4 Years 28 Sep 2021 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply

Year 1
Scottish Higher: Standard entry requirement: BBBB (incl English and two Sciences) Nat 5: B (Maths)
Minimum entry requirement*: BBCC (incl English and two Sciences) Nat 5: B (Maths)
A level: BCC (excluding General Studies, but incl two Sciences with one at B) GCSE: C/4 (English, a Science and Maths)
ILC Higher: H2 H2 H3 H3 (incl English and two Sciences) O2: (Maths)
IB Diploma: 24 points (incl a Science and English); SL: Physics recommended
BTEC: DMM Ext Dip (Science/Applied Science) GCSE: B/6(English and Maths) or BB/66 (Double Science)
College HNC: Science-based HNC - graded unit B (incl Nat 5 level Literacy and Numeracy: Higher level English preferred or Communications 4 and Literature 1)
SWAP: Access to Radiography - BBB

English language IELTS score of 7.0 with no element below 6.5 (or equivalent)

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

Additional requirements

Before applying it is advisable to visit a Radiotherapy department.

Additional information

Modern Apprenticeships

If you have completed a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF level 6 in a relevant discipline this would be equivalent to two highers at B.

Relevant experience (RPL)

GCU’s flexible entry policies exist to allow relevant work experience and prior learning to be considered towards standard entry or advanced entry into a course. If you have three to five years of relevant work experience, you can apply for the degree that interests you and get in touch with our admissions team about your application and your eligibility for Recognition of Prior Learning.

International pathways

If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for our pre-sessional English programme which is taught at our Glasgow campus.

Completion of an Honours degree in Radiotherapy and Oncology leads to eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?

Tuition fees 2021/22

Home: £1,820*
RUK: £9,250**
EU and International: £12,250

*Scottish student tuition fees are subject to confirmation by the Scottish Government and may change once confirmed.
**Students from rest of UK will pay no more than £27,750 towards the total fees of a three or four-year degree.

Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only.

Additional costs for Scottish domiciled students

If you are a Scottish domiciled student, you will not need to pay for PVG checks, occupational health checks and uniforms. However, while on practice education placements, you will need to meet any additional costs for accommodation and travel. You may be able to apply to SAAS for additional expense support to help meet these costs. Check out the SAAS Nursing and Midwifery student placement expenses claim and Allied Health Professions student placement expenses claim forms.

Additional costs for all other students (rest of UK, EU and International)

During this course, you will be required to cover the cost of:
- Uniforms, approximately £15 each. The number of uniforms you require depends on the duration of your course and can range from two to four.
- Occupational health checks and vaccination set fee of £220.
- Membership of Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme. New applications cost £59. Updates to the existing scheme record cost £18.

Invoices will be issued by the University for payment of all of the above additional costs in Trimester B (March/April) of the first year of your programme.

- Potential accommodation and additional travel costs during practice education placements

Additional costs

As a student at the University, there are additional fees and costs which may or may not apply to you, but that you should be aware of.

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Scholarships

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2 million per year.

View our Undergraduate scholarships.

We use a wide range of learning and teaching methods to ensure that you have both the necessary knowledge and understanding of business and management and a portfolio of intellectual and personal skills.

Each module on the programme uses its own learning, teaching and assessment strategy to achieve learning objectives. Assessment methods vary between modules and may include unseen examinations, class tests, essays, management reports, case studies, presentations, and group work.





The learning and teaching methods we use ensure that our programme is both vocationally relevant and academically challenging. Our approach is student-centred, practical, participative and relevant to the needs of employers.

We've moved away from the traditional teacher-centric learning to a more independent learning approach, where you are encouraged to develop critical thinking skills.