Healthcare Science (Radiotherapy Physics) (BSc (Hons))

Swansea University the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
3 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9000 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
find out

All study options

About Healthcare Science (Radiotherapy Physics) at Swansea University

Course Overview

NO TUITION FEES: UK and EU students are eligible to apply for an enhanced support package for health related courses offered through the NHS Wales Bursary arrangements.

EMPLOYABILITY: 100% of Healthcare Science graduates are employed in a professional or managerial job 6 months after graduating (Unistats 2016)

AVERAGE EARNINGS: Graduate starting salary of £24k on average (Unistats 2016)

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Minimum BBB at A2 level including maths or physics. GCSE profiles need to include a minimum of 5 A-C passes including Welsh/English Language, Mathematics and a Physical Science or Double Award Science.

ACCREDITATION: Accredited by the NSHCS (National School of Healthcare and Science), on behalf of Health Education England, for the purpose of eligibility for registration as a Healthcare Science Practitioner on the AHCS (Academy for Healthcare and Science) voluntary register.

Key features

  • 50% of time at University, 50% in practice placements
  • 100% of Healthcare Science graduates are employed in a professional or managerial job 6 months after graduating (Unistats 2016)
  • Graduate starting salary of £24k on average (Unistats 2016)
  • Our state- of-the- art facilities and clinical practice suite allow students to gain confidence and experience before moving on to their work placements.
  • Small student cohorts allow for a personal learning experience
  • Strong links with health boards with the nearest hospital next-door to the campus
  • There is varied access to further study in health or social care at postgraduate level upon completion
  • Our academics have many research interests. Here is more information about College of Human and Health Sciences research. 
  • Graduates will be eligible to apply for membership of the regulatory body, the Institute for Physics and Engineering in Medicine, and enter the workplace as an independent practitioner.

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Course description

The University is the Welsh Government's preferred provider for Healthcare Science (Radiotherapy) professional pre-registration education in south west Wales. 

Students on the Radiotherapy Physics Degree spend half their time at university and half on placements, preparing for the world of work. These placements are organised by the College. Students do not need to be employed by the hospital department or organise their own placements.

Medical Physics students have multiple opportunities to use the College of Human and Health Sciences' state-of-the-art facilities. Our clinical practice suite allows students of Radiotherapy Physics to learn practical skills before using them in a real life situation.

Students are advised to visit a hospital medical physics department to familiarise themselves with the role and daily activities of medical physics technologists before applying.

Find out more about the excellent Facilities at the College of Human and Health Sciences.

Take a virtual tour of the campus using this Swansea University Interactive map. 

The Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists regulates this degree. 

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9000 per yearInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International BSc (Hons) Full-time £9,000 N/A

Fees for full time Undergraduate UK/EU students may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government.

Fees for full time Undergraduate International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Entry requirements

Minimum BBB at A2 level including maths or physics. GCSE profiles need to include a minimum of 5 A-C passes including Welsh/English Language, Mathematics and a Physical Science or Double Award Science.

Alternative requirements

Access to Science: Distinction and Merit profile against the rules of combination. Please note: we do not accept Access to Healthcare or Access to Healthcare and Nursing

BTEC: DDD

Welsh Baccalaureate: Pass and either BC at A2 level (including maths or physics) or DD at BTEC

Irish leaving certificate: 345

Students whose first language is not English require IELTS English language requirement: 7.0 with no components below 5.5

 

Any offer of a place will also require:

A Disclosure and Barring Service (previously CRB) check, or approved equivalent.

An Occupational Health check.

Please view our Vaccination Policy for Applicants

Applicants should also familiarise themselves with the NHS Wales Values and Standards of Behaviour.

 

Applicants who are not applying for a WEDS funded place must have secured sponsorship from their healthcare employer or secured their own placements before applying. Please contact Chris Wigham on c.g.wigham@swansea.ac.uk for further information.

 

International Students

Unfortunately this course is currently unavailable to international students. Please click here to find out about other opportunities for International Students at Swansea

http://www.swansea.ac.uk/international/students/

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