Therapeutic Radiography and Oncology BSc (Hons)

Key information


With an integrated case based approach enabling you to study all aspects of the radiotherapy patient pathway, through connecting your academic lectures, clinical placement experience and clinical simulation.

This programme aims to produce competent, reflective, research active, caring, safe, proactive and progressive Therapeutic Radiographers, through an innovative and authentic teaching and assessment strategy encompassing real world radiotherapy research and radiotherapy clinical simulation.

The Therapeutic Radiography and Oncology programme aims to develop a resilient and adaptive Therapeutic Radiographer. Integral to this aim is a robust clinical skills development and assessment strategy. Our continuous clinical assessment approach will focus on developing clinical skill and confidence through regular, consistent and high quality feedback on performance. Students will be self-directed, confident learners who will engage with their mentors in clinical placement and academic advisors in University, in order to make the most of their feedback through action planning and regular review of progress.

Programme in detail

The programme has been designed using a case based approach, this means that a cancer patient case will bring to life the radiotherapy patient journey and provide a framework to connect content delivered. The programme content is organised into four key themes:

  • Radiotherapy physics, technology and radiobiology
  • Radiation oncology and patient care
  • Preparation for practice and professionalism
  • Research methods in radiotherapy.

You will study a range of profession specific modules, engage in interprofessional learning through activities with fellow allied health professional students in the School of Health Sciences and attend clinical placement during academic terms. The clinical placements increase in length from Year One through to Year Three. All placements are arranged in a variety of Radiotherapy Cancer Centres and there is an opportunity to spend an elective period in a radiotherapy department of your choice.

Department Key Facts

Number of first year students

322 Year One undergraduates in the School of Health Sciences in 2018

UK league tables

Ranked 5th for Nursing in the Guardian University Guide 2019 and 3rd for Occupation Therapy in the Complete University Guide 2020

Graduate prospects

100% graduate employment rate for Therapeutic Radiography BSc (Hons)

National Student Survey

100% overall satisfaction for Orthoptics and Physiotherapy programmes and 97% overall satisfaction for Nursing (NSS 2018)

Why this subject?

Strengthen your career prospects

Benefit from our experience in delivering more than 100 years of teaching across practical and professionally focused programmes.

Learn from experienced, registered, working practitioners

Our curriculum is developed and assessed by leading healthcare providers throughout the North West. Many such partners across the North West provide exciting placement opportunities.

Bring your learning to life through clinical experience

Gain a breadth of patient-focused practical experience in a region with a particularly diverse population, providing an invaluable insight to future roles.

Prepare for practice by studying with professionals from across the Health Sciences

Interprofessional learning modules reflect the multi-profession, team approach that you will encounter in today’s healthcare settings.