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Therapeutic Radiography and Oncology (Pre-registration)

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Course overview

The MSc TRON is a 27-month, full-time programme of teaching and learning which integrates the clinical skills, academic knowledge, attitudes and understanding required to practice as a Therapeutic Radiographer.

Introduction

The MSc Therapeutic Radiography and Oncology is a 2-year, full-time programme of teaching and learning which integrates the clinical skills, academic knowledge, attitudes and understanding required to practice as a Therapeutic Radiographer. Graduates from the programme will be fit for practice, purpose and award and will be flexible, adaptable individuals, capable of critical thinking and using an evidence-based approach to contribute to improvements in patient centred treatment and care.

Graduates will meet all of the required first post competencies as outlined in the Health and Care Professions Council Standards of Proficiency and be eligible to apply for registration as a Therapeutic Radiographer. In addition, graduates will meet the requirements of the Society and College of Radiographers Education and Career Framework for the Therapeutic Radiography workforce.

Students studying this programme will have the opportunity to study at a Russell Group research-led University. The radiotherapy simulation skills suite enables simulation to be core to student learning.

Who is this course for?

Applicants should normally present with an honour’s degree of normally a 2:1 classification in health, science, biomedical sciences or social sciences subject.

Non-health related degrees and professional qualifications may be accepted but each application will be considered on its own merits.

In addition, applicants should normally present with GCSE level or equivalent in English Language and Mathematics graded 5-9.

What you'll learn

  1. To develop a competent, caring, safe and proactive Therapeutic Radiographer with a professional qualification that confers eligibility for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.
  2. To develop a compassionate Therapeutic Radiographer who is responsive to service user needs, able to manage own self in order to remain empathic whilst adaptive and resilient to the challenging health care environment.
  3. To develop a Therapeutic Radiographer with specialist knowledge and clinical reasoning skills to be able to deliver safe radiotherapy and care within legal, ethical and professional frameworks, aware of own limitations and scope of practice.
  4. To develop a Therapeutic Radiographer who communicates effectively and respectfully, demonstrating flexibility and embracing mutual learning in a variety of health professional teams whilst maintaining a service user focused approach; sensitive to cultural needs and the needs of vulnerable service user groups in order to ensure equality of care to all, with no discrimination.
  5. To develop critical and analytical skills in the Therapeutic Radiographer through critical thinking and evaluation, appreciating the importance of evidence-based practice and the role of the Therapeutic Radiographer in engaging in radiotherapy research, publication and dissemination.
  6. 6. To develop a critically reflective Therapeutic Radiography practitioner, able to manage their own learning with a commitment to, and passion for continued professional development and life-long learning.

Accreditation

The course is pre-registration and gives entitlement to register with the HCPC as a Therapeutic Radiographer.

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Course content

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Year one

Semester 1

  • RADT410 – Oncology and Clinical Practice 2 (Breast, Bladder and Female Pelvis), Level 7 (20 credits)
  • RADT411 – Physics and Radiobiology for Radiotherapy, Level 7 (10 credits)
  • HEAL 417 – Research Methods in Healthcare Practice, Level 7 (15 credits)

Semester 2

  • RADT421 – Foundations of Physics and Radiobiology for Radiotherapy, Level 6 (10 credits)
  • RADT420 – Oncology and Clinical Practice 1(Skin, Colorectal and Prostate), Level 7 (20 credits)
Programme details and modules listed are illustrative only and subject to change.

Our curriculum

The Liverpool Curriculum framework sets out our distinctive approach to education. Our teaching staff support our students to develop academic knowledge, skills, and understanding alongside our graduate attributes:

  • Digital fluency
  • Confidence
  • Global citizenship

Our curriculum is characterised by the three Liverpool Hallmarks:

  • Research-connected teaching
  • Active learning
  • Authentic assessment

All this is underpinned by our core value of inclusivity and commitment to providing a curriculum that is accessible to all students.

Course options

Studying with us means you can tailor your degree to suit you. Here's what is available on this course.

Postgraduate Certificate

If you enrol on a master’s degree and complete 60 credits you may be able to exit the programme early and earn a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) for the work you have completed. This usually amounts to one semester when completed full-time.

Postgraduate Diploma

If you enrol on a master’s degree and have completed 120 credits you may be able to exit the programme early and earn a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) for the work completed. This usually amounts to two full semesters when completed full-time, without having to complete the final dissertation module.

Postgraduate Award

Your experience

Therapeutic Radiography students at the University of Liverpool benefit from the School of Health Sciences‘ experience in delivering more than 100 years of teaching across practical and professionally focused programmes.

World class cancer healthcare partners provide exciting placement opportunities which allow you to bring your studies to life by gaining a breadth of patient-focused practical experience in a locations with a particularly diverse population, providing an invaluable insight to future role.

Supporting your learning

From arrival to alumni, we’re with you all the way:

An exciting place to study

  • Major centre for education and research in health sciences
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Opportunities for in-depth study and development of advanced clinical skills
  • Flexible programmes for postgraduate study
  • Active research environment
  • Provides specialist training with taught and clinical placement components.

Careers and employability

Career planning

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Our campus Career Studio is a space for students and graduates to drop into and talk to a career coach. Career coaches are highly trained to help no matter what stage you are at in your career planning. You can access support to find and apply for full-time and part-time roles, placements, internships and graduate schemes. You will also find the help you need if you have a start-up idea or want to create a business plan. You can explore the world of work, prepare for job interviews, and access careers events and workshops. The Career Studio is open Monday to Friday from 10am-5pm, simply drop in at a time that works for you.

From education to employment

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We develop our programmes with employers in mind. You will be supported to enhance your long-term employment prospects as you learn. We do this by exposing you to professionals, a variety of sectors and supporting you to work collaboratively with others to develop transferable skills. You are equipped with a clearer view of what to focus on in your area of interest, and to reflect on your studies. Our digital employability tools give you a tech-enhanced curriculum experience and make it easy for you to prepare for the world of work. You can use tools like the Handshake platform to connect with employers and message the Career Studio 24/7.

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You can start building good professional networks by attending events and employability activities. Our events are designed to develop your skills and expose you to many different employers, as well as to help you make contacts in your field. We help you improve your confidence when speaking to employers and give you access to unique opportunities. Our networking events also boost your understanding of the competencies and skills that employers are looking for in their recruitment process, giving you a competitive edge.

Your future

This is a vocational programme to develop graduates to become Therapeutic Radiographers affording employment employed in either the NHS or the private sector as a Band 5 therapeutic radiographer.

They would then have the option of developing a whole career in therapeutic radiography. Options are to progress towards advanced and consultant practice undertaking further post graduate qualifications, or progressing into management with a managerial qualification such as an MBA.

They would also have an option of stopping clinical work and progressing into higher education and becoming an academic. This too would require further qualifications with an MSc as a minimum but a PhD preferred.

There is also a new ‘clinical academic pathway’ where radiographers can undertake both clinical and academic work. Some radiographers also take up the opportunity of progressing into the business side of radiotherapy in the private sector and become sales representatives or product specialists. There is also an opportunity to move into the education sector with further research and education qualifications and become a radiotherapy educator or researcher.

Fees and funding

Your tuition fees, funding your studies, and other costs to consider.

Tuition fees

UK fees (applies to Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland)
Full-time place, per year £9,250
International fees
Full-time place, per year £27,200
Please note that the fees listed are for the 2024-25 academic year (this includes courses with a January 2025 start).

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching and assessment, operating facilities such as libraries, IT equipment, and access to academic and personal support.

If you're a UK national, or have settled status in the UK, you may be eligible to apply for a Postgraduate Loan worth up to £12,167 to help with course fees and living costs. Learn more about paying for your studies..

Additional costs

We understand that budgeting for your time at university is important, and we want to make sure you understand any course-related costs that are not covered by your tuition fee. This could include buying a laptop, books, or stationery.

Find out more about the additional study costs that may apply to this course.

Additional study costs

We understand that budgeting for your time at university is important, and we want to make sure you understand any course-related costs that are not covered by your tuition fee. This could include buying a laptop, books, or stationery.

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Scholarships and bursaries

We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries that could help pay your tuition and living expenses.


Postgraduate Global Advancement Scholarship

  • International students

If you’re a new international student starting this course with us from September 2024, you could be eligible to receive a discount of up to £5,000 off your tuition fees.

This includes £2,500 if you have a first-class degree, or equivalent qualification, and £2,500 if you’re from a Commonwealth country.

Graduate Loyalty Advancement Scholarship

  • Home and international students
  • University of Liverpool current students and alumni only

Completed your undergraduate degree, or studied as an undergraduate exchange student, at the University of Liverpool?

You could get a loyalty discount of up to £2,500 off the tuition fees for this course from September 2024 entry.

  • £1,500 tuition fee discount for eligible UK University of Liverpool graduates
  • £2,500 tuition fee discount for eligible international University of Liverpool graduates.

ANID Chile Scholarship

  • International students
  • Chile

Postgraduate taught and research students from Chile are eligible for this scholarship.

Chevening Scholarships

  • International students

The University, in partnership with Chevening, is delighted to offer this generous scholarship to students who are studying a master’s programme and who have future leadership potential. Please note that there is a fee cap applied to MBA programmes that requires applicants to cover any additional tuition costs over £18,000. You will still receive all additional allowances.

CONACYT Award

  • International students
  • Mexico

The University of Liverpool has an agreement with CONACYT to support postgraduate taught and research students from Mexico.

FIDERH Award

  • International students
  • Mexico

20% reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate taught and research programmes. Must be Mexico national.

Fulbright Scholarship

  • International students
  • University of Liverpool alumni only
  • United States

One scholarship is available for a master’s student from the US and another is available for a postgraduate research student to undertake a three to six month research stay from the US

FUNED Awards

  • International students
  • Mexico

Up to ten awards are available for Masters or Research students from Mexico in receipt of FUNED loans. The award gives students a 20% reduction in fees for all applications received.

Graduate Association Hong Kong & Tung Postgraduate Scholarships

  • International students
  • China
  • Hong Kong

The University is able to offer competitive scholarships for both postgraduate taught master’s and research programmes.

HRM Princess Sirindhorn University of Liverpool Scholarship (Thailand)

  • International students
  • Thailand

The University is able to offer one award to a new postgraduate taught master’s student from Thailand.

The scholarship is open to all subjects offered as a one-year taught master’s programme.  However, priority will be given to those students who wish to study in a subject area associated with HRH Princess Sirindhorn such as science, IT, medicine, the arts, geography, history and languages.

JuventudEsGto Scholarship

  • International students
  • Mexico

Residents of State of Guanajuato, Mexico, wishing to study at postgraduate taught and research levels are eligible for this scholarship.

Marshall Scholarship

  • International students
  • University of Liverpool alumni only
  • United States

One scholarship is available for a master’s student from the US to cover the cost of tuition fees. Another, to the value of £20,000, is available for Doctoral study visit: https://www.marshallscholarship.org/

Turkish Ministry of Education Scholarship

  • International students
  • Turkey

Postgraduate taught and research students from Turkey are eligible for this scholarship, see the Turkish Ministry of Education website https://meb.gov.tr/ for more information.

University of Liverpool Humanitarian Scholarships for Master’s Programmes

  • International students

The three awards available cover full tuition fees, visas and support for accommodation and living expenses.

This scholarship is open to support people who have recognised status as either refugees or are under humanitarian protection under the 1951 Refugee Convention. This status must be held outside of the UK.

The scholarship is open for all postgraduate-taught programmes, excluding medicine, dentistry, veterinary and nursing.

University of Liverpool International College Excellence Scholarship

  • International students

The University of Liverpool will award five University of Liverpool International College students, who achieve the highest academic excellence (minimum 75%) in their UoLIC Pre-Master’s programme, the prestigious UoLIC Excellence scholarship.

University of Liverpool International College Impact Progression Scholarships

  • International students

University of Liverpool International College recipients of the Kaplan awards will receive the £3,000 Progression Impact Scholarship, deducted from first-year tuition fees, on successful progression to their UoL degree programme.

To be eligible for our Impact Progression Scholarships, students must apply for one of the Kaplan Impact Scholarships demonstrating their commitment to making an impact across issues of importance to the University and Kaplan. Themes include:

Sustainability
Women in STEM
Community
Career Focus (Employability)

Vice-Chancellor’s International Attainment Scholarship for China

  • International students
  • China

Details are:
1 (one) Full scholarship
2 (two) £10,000 scholarships
5 (five) £5,000 scholarships
10 (ten) £1,000 scholarships
All scholarships will be awarded after the formal registration at the University and will take the form of a fee waiver.

Please note: This scholarship cannot be combined with any other scholarships or bursaries provided by the University.

Entry requirements

The qualifications and exam results you'll need to apply for this course.

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Postgraduate entry requirements

2:1 honours degree or above in a relevant health, physical, biological or life science subject.

GCSEs in Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of grade 5 or C.

You should include a personal statement of no more than 700 words in support of your application. This should reflect on your understanding of the profession and relevant qualities valuable to a healthcare professional.

You should demonstrate a good understanding of the scope of physiotherapy practice, including an awareness of the various settings a therapeutic radiographer might work in. This could preferably be indicated by observation experience of physiotherapists working in a variety of clinical areas, or by other experience which can be related to the skills and qualities required to work in a physiotherapy environment.

Experience in a paid or voluntary capacity working with the general public, children, older persons or people with special needs will also help to strengthen your application.

You should include a personal statement of no more than 700 words in support of your application. This should reflect on your understanding of the profession and relevant qualities valuable to a healthcare professional.

An interview forms part of the selection process. The interview follows the values-based recruitment (VBR) process and you will be expected to demonstrate the relevance of the NHS’ values and pertinent skills required to work in therapeutic radiography and oncology.

Please note: meeting the minimum criteria does not guarantee a place on the programme as competition is high. You are encouraged to present the strongest possible application.

Declaration of criminal background

You will understand that as a health sciences student, and when you qualify, you will be asked to treat children and other vulnerable people. We therefore need information about any criminal offences of which you may have been convicted, or with which you have been charged. The information you provide may later be checked with the police.

If selected for interview you will be provided with the appropriate form to complete.

Health screening

The University and the School of Health Sciences has an obligation to undertake health screening on all prospective healthcare students. Any offer of a place to study is conditional on completion of a health questionnaire and a satisfactory assessment of fitness to train from the University’s Occupational Health Service. This will include some obligatory immunisations and blood tests. Please visit the Higher Education Occupational Practitioners website for further information.

International qualifications

If you hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, but don’t meet our entry requirements, a Pre-Master’s can help you gain a place. This specialist preparation course for postgraduate study is offered on campus at the University of Liverpool International College, in partnership with Kaplan International Pathways. Although there’s no direct Pre-Master’s route to this PGDip, completing a Pre-Master’s pathway can guarantee you a place on many other postgraduate courses at The University of Liverpool.

English language requirements

Please note, while we accept IELTS for this course, your IELTS test must have been sat and completed in person and not online.

English language qualification Requirements
IELTS 7.0 overall, with no component below 6.5
View our IELTS academic requirements key.
TOEFL iBT 100 overall, with minimum scores of listening 21, writing 21, reading 21 and speaking 23
INDIA Standard XII National Curriculum (CBSE/ISC) - 75% and above in English. Accepted State Boards - 80% and above in English.
WAEC C6 or above

About our entry requirements

Our entry requirements may change from time to time both according to national application trends and the availability of places at Liverpool for particular courses. We review our requirements before the start of the new application cycle each year and publish any changes on our website so that applicants are aware of our typical entry requirements before they submit their application.

We believe in treating applicants as individuals, and in making offers that are appropriate to their personal circumstances and background. Therefore the offer any individual applicant receives may differ slightly from the typical offer quoted on the website.

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