Taught course

Therapeutic Radiography

Birmingham City University · School of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

All candidates must have an Honours degree with a 2:1 or above in a relevant discipline.

Candidates will also need GCSE Mathematics and English Language at Grade C/4 or above.
The University operates a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process that enables all applicants to gain recognition for previous studies and learning that relate to the course being applied for. This applies to apprentices as well as other student groups.
Places are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check and Occupational Health Clearance. After the initial check, each year students will be required to self-declare and re-enrol.

Months of entry


Course content

Therapeutic Radiography is a rewarding career that is challenging and has a combination of science, technology and patient care. The MSc Therapeutic Radiography (pre-registration) is a two-year, full time, qualifying course for graduates with a suitable and relevant first degree, providing an accelerated route into the profession. It is not for those who have already completed a qualification in Therapeutic Radiography.

The MSc Therapeutic Radiography (pre-registration) course is the only MSc pre-registration course in Birmingham that covers oncology, radiotherapy technology and psychosocial issues surrounding cancer care. Our radiotherapy course will teach you to work with patients of all ages, to help relieve and/or cure the symptoms of their cancer. As the only education centre for radiography in the West Midlands region, our MSc Therapeutic Radiography (pre-registration) course will prepare you to be a fully qualified Therapeutic Radiographer once you have graduated. On qualification, you will be entitled to apply for registration with the regulator, the Health and Care Professions Council, to gain registered practitioner status and be able to practice in the UK.

As a Therapeutic Radiographer, you will be responsible for preparing and administering radiation to cancer patients, operating highly technical radiation equipment, imaging patients with the latest technology, monitoring patients’ progress and giving advice as they progress through radiotherapy treatment.

You will develop specialist skills by spending time on clinical placements within hospital cancer centres, providing you with plenty of experience to develop professionally and gain valuable employability skills. Your academic studies will take place at our City South Campus, which features a radiotherapy treatment couch with laser alignment system, a Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training (VERT) and advanced treatment planning facilities. With use of these dedicated facilities, you will confidently develop essential skills within a safe educational environment.

You will learn the science behind radiotherapy practice, as well as the human anatomy and physiology, radiation physics and radiobiology. You will also study the social and psychological aspects of cancer care and the needs of patients to ensure that you leave with all the skills needed to be a professional and expert Therapeutic Radiographer.

Information for international students

This course is not open to International students.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiry Team