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How long you will study
Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year
How you will study
International course fees
GBP 17340 per year
The BSc (Hons) Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology) will give you the knowledge and skills you need to work on the frontline of cancer care.
Who is it for?
The BSc Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology) degree provides a route into a rewarding lifelong carer as a Therapeutic Radiographer. The course will equip you with the physical, technological, biological and social knowledge required to work within a healthcare team and gain the professional skills and accreditation to practise as a radiographer.
Therapeutic radiographers are specialists in hospital healthcare teams who use advanced technology and machines to plan and deliver radiation treatment for cancer patients with pinpoint accuracy. Excellent interpersonal skills are needed to explain the treatment plans and to support patients and their families.
The radiography department at City, University of London was founded following the merger of five of London's top radiography schools. It has one of the best equipped radiography clinical skills suites in the UK, including a life-size virtual radiotherapy environment. This offers a unique environment which will mirror many of the facilities you will encounter whilst undertaking your practice placements in the clinical environment.
You will be taught by academics who are experts within the field and many of whom are active researchers. Our curriculum concentrates on evidence based teaching and is directly influenced by the research happening within the department which is informing radiography policy and practice. We have long standing and close links with radiology departments in hospitals, the radiography profession, and industry. All of this offers a challenging yet supportive environment in which to study.
The BSc (Hons) Radiography (Radiotherapy & Oncology) degree is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council and the College of Radiographers.
On graduation, students are professionally recognised by the College of Radiographers and are eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to practise in the UK.
Requirements and how to apply
For 2018 entry and subsequent application cycles, all prospective applicants must meet the academic entry requirements for the course in addition to demonstrating the NHS Constitution Values. These are:
As well as meeting the stated academic entry requirements, applicants will be required to attend a selection day held at City, University of London. You will be asked to complete a personality style questionnaire, numeracy and literacy tests, and participate in a face-to-face interview. The latter is used to ensure that your values match those of the NHS Constitution. For further information and example tests, please visit our Selection Day page.
When an application is received it will be scrutinised in regard to the qualifications being studied, predicted grades, personal statement, and reference. You must demonstrate that you are able to meet the entry requirements for the course via your application. Furthermore, we want to see that you have a clear idea of what your chosen radiography discipline is, and understand what the day to day life of a radiographer entails. If an application passes this stage then an applicant will be invited to a selection day. Please note ALL applicants who pass the scrutiny stage will be invited to a selection day. Failure to attend or rearrange to another available date will result in your application being rejected.
The selection day will allow you to visit City and meet members of the radiography team and current students. Furthermore, it will provide you with the chance to visit our teaching facilities. The selection day will encompass a series of admissions tests (numeracy; literacy; Cambridge Personality Style Questionnaire) and a fifteen minute face-to-face interview with two members of the radiography team. The interview will look to assess how an applicant meets the NHS Constitution Values by asking three questions that directly relate to the six values. The following three questions are sample questions:
Question 1 - Explain what you think the day to day life of a radiographer will involve.
Values assessed: Commitment to Quality of Care; Compassion; Improving Lives; Working together for patients.
The aim of this question is for the student to:
Question 2 - You're a student radiographer attending clinical, you are walking through the department and a service user calls out to you. You approach them and they inform you they have soiled the sheets of the bed they are in. What do you do?
Values assessed: Respect & Dignity; Commitment to Quality of Care; Compassion; Working together for patients.
The aim of this question is for the student to:
Question 3 - Should an individual who is a smoker and developed cancer be given less priority than genuine accidents or illnesses?
Values assessed: Respect & Dignity; Commitment to Quality of Care; Compassion; Working together for patients; Everyone counts.
The aim of this question is for the student to:
All facets from the selection day are reviewed. Applicants who pass the admissions tests and are able to demonstrate that they meet the NHS Constitution values will receive an offer. The conditions of the offer will be made to applicants via UCAS. The following are examples of typical offers that are made:
Unless studying towards an Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject, all applicants must have:
GCSE: A minimum of five passes at grade 4 (C) GCSE, including English Language, Mathematics and Double Science. GCSE requirements for applicants studying an Access to HE Diploma are detailed below.
Access to HE Diploma
Pass in a QAA recognised Access to HE Diploma in Radiography or Science only with full award (60 credits) of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at Level 3 including 30 credits at Distinction with at least 6 credits at Distinction in Physics and 15 credits at Merit. Applicants must hold GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (4) or above.
Special requirements: Applicants must complete a clinical visit and return a supportive clinical visit feedback form.
Students are required to have occupational health and enhanced disclosure and barring service clearance. Academic and character references are also required.
If your first language is not English, we will require evidence of English language proficiency. Minimum requirements are:
Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.
If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.
The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course. There are different rules for:
If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City courses on a part-time basis.
For more information see our main Visa page.
How to apply
Applications for degree courses must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). You can apply through your school or college using the Apply system, which enables you to submit your application directly to the UCAS website.
You can apply to up to five universities or institutions on the form. The UCAS code for City, University of London is C60.
Please take care to enter the correct course code when applying, particularly for subjects with a Foundation year or with BEng (Hons) and MEng (Hons) or BSc (Hons) and MSci (Hons) options.
UCAS has implemented an 'invisibility of choices' policy so that, on the initial application and while you are receiving decisions, each institution can see only their entry and not those of other institutions you have chosen. This ensures that your application for a course at City is considered solely on your academic and personal qualities.
You should submit your completed application form to UCAS with a £23 application fee. If you want to apply to City, University of London only, you can make a single choice application at a reduced rate of £12.
When to apply
Your application for entry in September 2018 should arrive at UCAS between September 2017 and January 2018. Applications that arrive after mid-January 2018 will be considered only at City's discretion.
When your application is acknowledged by UCAS, you will be sent a personal identification number so that you can access your records via Track on the UCAS website.
For general enquiries about the admissions process at City, please contact our Admissions Office:
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7040 8716.
If your enquiry is about admission to a particular course, please use the contact details provided on the course page.
Address: Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), Rosehill, New Barn Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3LZ
Telephone: from inside the UK 0871 468 0468; from outside the UK +44 (0)871 468 0468
For callers with hearing difficulties: from inside the UK use the Text Relay service on 18001 0871 468 0468; from outside the UK dial +44 151 494 1260 (text phone) and then ask the operator to dial 0871 468 0468.
Teaching and learning
The BSc (Hons) Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology) course is taught by expert staff who are leaders in the field, many of whom have worked in specialised roles and advanced practice prior to their commencing their teaching career.
You will be taught in various ways including lectures, workshops, seminars, self-directed study, research exercises, group-learning and work-based activity and tutorials. City also reinforces teaching through the use of e-learning that enables you to learn interactively using the internet, with self-tests and quizzes as well as online lecture notes being made available.
Practical training takes place within the Centre for Radiography based in the School's Clinical Skills Centre and provides a unique and safe environment for students to practice their skills in preparation for clinical practice. City's state-of-the-art centre offers access to the latest equipment in a self-contained simulated hospital environment where students can prepare for their clinical placements. The centre has specialist rooms including radiotherapy planning, virtual environment radiotherapy training (VERT) treatment room, and clinical skills training rooms.
You will be assessed using a variety of methods, depending on module choices:
In a typical three year degree, your final degree classification is calculated from the first, second and final years, with weightings of 20 per cent, 30 per cent and 50 per cent respectively.
Percentage of the course assessed by coursework
The balance of assessment by examination, practical examination and assessment by coursework will to some extent depend on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessment, based on 2016/17 entry is as follows:
95% written, 0% practical, 5% coursework
5% written, 58% practical, 37% coursework
0% written, 70% practical, 30% coursework.
Half of the course is spent studying at City and the other half on clinical placement.
The compulsory modules in the first year will introduce you to the principles and practice of radiotherapy. Year one is spent primarily studying at City.
Core modules include:
In the second year, you will move on to more specialised subjects and begin to apply the knowledge and experience gained in year one.
Core modules include:
During the final year, the modules help you to become more critical and evaluative in your work.
Core modules include:
22% scheduled learning, 76% independent learning, 2% placement
31% scheduled learning, 64% independent learning, 5% placement
13% scheduled learning, 49% independent learning, 38% placement.
Upon graduation, you will be professionally recognised by the College of Radiographers and will also be able to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to practise in the UK.
City's course has excellent employability rates; most graduates find employment in the NHS or private hospitals. Graduates may be able to practise internationally.
Our radiography graduates start their careers with an annual average salary of £25,000.
95.9% of graduates in employment or further study six months after completing the course Type%In employment91.7Work and study4.2Further study0Unemployed4.1
Notes about fees for this course
More about fees
*The tuition fee for UK and EU students is determined by the UK Government and was £9,250 for the first year of study at City in 2017/18. The tuition fee for students commencing their studies in 2018/19 has not yet been confirmed: we will update these pages as soon as we receive confirmation. Fees in each subsequent year of study may be subject to an annual increase limited to the Student Fees Inflation Index as determined by the UK Government's Office for Budget Responsibility. However, this is subject to confirmation. The index is derived from the All Items Retail Prices Index. If fees do increase in each subsequent year of study, we will confirm any change to the annual tuition fee to you in writing prior to you commencing each subsequent year of study. Fees in each subsequent year of study will be subject to an annual increase limited by the All Items Retail Prices Index.
** The tuition fee for Non-UK/non-EU students was £17,340 for the first year of study in 2018/19. Each subsequent year of study may be subject to annual increase, as detailed above for UK and EU students, but this is also subject to confirmation.
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Future Finance Loans
Future Finance offers students loans of between £2,500 and £40,000 to help cover tuition fees and living expenses. All students and courses are considered. All loans are subject to credit checks and approval for further details please visit the City Finance website.
Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology) student Tanzyla shares her experience of studying at City and her advice for future students.
Placements are a vital part of your programme and prepare you for entering the work place when you graduate. City works in partnership with a range of hospital trusts in London and Essex including The Royal Free Hospital, University College London Hospital, The London Clinic and St Bartholomew's Hospital in London and in Essex, Queen's Hospital Romford and Southend University Hospital. During your course, you will have one primary clinical placement as your main site, as well as rotating through other hospitals to gain greater clinical experience. During clinical placements you will learn through observation and supervised practice, this is then supported by tutorials which allow you to reflect upon practice.
Whilst on placement you will be fully supported by City and will receive regular visits by your link lecturer (approximately once a week). You will also be supervised by qualified clinical staff within the workplace who will support your development whilst on placement.
Find further information about our placement partners and trusts under our School of Health Sciences section.
City, University of London has one of the most well equipped radiography training facilities in the country. We offer students a unique environment mirroring many of the facilities you will encounter whilst undertaking your practice placements in the clinical environment, providing a challenging yet supportive environment in which to study.
Within the Clinical Skills Centre at our Northampton Square campus you will benefit from the VERT (Virtual Environment of a Radiotherapy Treatment) room which creates a fully immersive, life-sized 3D simulation of a radiotherapy treatment room. You will also use the Varian Eclipse radiotherapy dosimetry planning system. These facilities provide models, simulation, enhanced visualisation and training aids for the planning and treatment of radiotherapy patients.
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