Radiotherapy MSc (top up dissertation module)

  • Programme duration:   Part-time: Up to 6 years
  • Programme start: September 2023
  • Entry requirements: You must have successfully completed a pre-registration Postgraduate Diploma in Radiotherapy that confers eligibility to apply for registration as a therapeutic radiographer with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Radiotherapy msc

Module details

Compulsory modules

Dissertation (HEAL451)
Credit level60
SemesterWhole Session
Exam:Coursework weighting0:100

The aim of a dissertation is to, allow a student to undertake an in-depth study of a chosen topic, through application of an appropriate method of inquiry, and by sourcing and collating relevant material. allow the student to demonstrate their ability to exercise their research skills, analyse material in a critical fashion, synthesise that material and utilise it to construct their own original project. allow the student to demonstrate expression of professional concepts and ideas in a clear, concise and logical fashion in the form of a dissertation project report.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Generate, formulate and evaluate critically a structured investigation of a heathcare topic, related to the students professional discipline.

(LO2) Undertake and present a critical review of the literature evidencing in-depth knowledge and understanding of the topic area.

(LO3) Prepare and evaluate critically a written dissertation proposal.

(LO4) Apply an appropriate method of inquiry and interpret the results or findings critically to inform the project outcome.

(LO5) Critically appraise ethical and data protection issues that can arise when conducting original research, and demonstrate how these can be addressed appropriately.

(LO6) Appraise critically the implications of the project for professional practice.

(LO7) Present a critical review of the project findings which demonstrates the student's ability to communicate the project content effectively in the form of a Masters level dissertation.

(S1) Problem solving skills

(S2) Organisational skills

(S3) Communication skills

(S4) IT skills

(S5) Ethical awareness

The programme consists of one 60 credit module: HEAL 451 which can only be undertaken after completion of the 120 credit Postgrdauate Diploma in Radiotherapy (or its equivalent from other UK institutions).

HEAL 451: Dissertation is a multidisciplinary module that is delivered twice per year.  Students undertaking this module to obtain the MSc Radiotherapy will be allocated dissertation supervisors from the Directorate of Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy.