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.

  • 2018/19

Award

Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

UCAS

 

BSc (Hons)
Full Time
4 Years
17 Sep 2018
GCU Glasgow
B822
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location UCAS  
BSc (Hons) Full Time 4 Years 17 Sep 2018 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply
  • 2019/20

Award

Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

UCAS

 

BSc (Hons)
Full Time
4 Years
16 Sep 2019
GCU Glasgow
B822
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location UCAS  
BSc (Hons) Full Time 4 Years 16 Sep 2019 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply

Standard entry requirements

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.

Year 1

SQA Higher
BBBB including English and two sciences, from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics, plus Nat 5 Maths at B
A Level
BCC, excluding General Studies, but including two sciences with one at B, plus GCSE English, a Science and Maths at C/4
ILC Higher
H2 H2 H3 H3 including English and 2 Sciences at Higher and Ordinary level Maths and Physics at 02
IB Diploma
24 points must include a Science and English. Physics is recommended at standard level
BTEC Extended Diploma
in Science/Applied Science DMM plus GCSE English, Maths at B/6 or Double Science at BB/66
College
Science-based HNC with B in the graded unit. Applicants must also hold physics, literacy and numeracy equivalent to National 5 level, with English being preferred at Higher level. Communications 4 and Literature 1 are acceptable in lieu of Higher English.
SWAP
Access to Radiography at BBB.

Additional requirements

Before applying it is advisable to visit a Radiotherapy department.

Additional information

Other academic and vocational qualifications

Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.

English language

Applicants whose first language is not English will normally be required to hold IELTS of overall 7.0 with 6.5 in each element or equivalent.

International pathways

If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for the Academic English course.

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

The fees shown are for students starting studies within the 2018/19 academic year. GCU is currently in the process of setting fees for 2019/20. Students interested in enrolling on a programmes starting in September 2019 or later should check back for further information shortly. 

Tuition fees 2018/19

Home: £1820** 
RUK: £9250*
EU: £1820** 
International: £11,500 

*Total tuition fees for RUK students completing a three or four year degree are capped at £27,750.

**Specific fees are subject to confirmation by the Scottish Government and may change once confirmed.

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

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 £2.5 million per year.

View our Undergraduate scholarships.

For new international students, particular care is taken around our induction events which begin on 14 September 2018 to welcome you to the UK and GCU prior to the start of teaching. There will be a whole host of fun and informative activities taking place during this period, including campus tours, city tours and social events where you can meet other international students. Where possible, we encourage you to arrange travel to allow you to arrive in time to enjoy these.

Find out more about international life at GCU.

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

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.