Taught course

Radiotherapy and Oncology in Practice

Sheffield Hallam University · Radiotherapy and Oncology

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Entry requirements

Normally five GCSEs at grade C or above, including mathematics, English language or literature and a science subject or equivalent*, plus

• an honours degree recognised in the UK at 2.1 or above in a related healthcare subject or science including psychology, sociology, biology, health sciences, sport sciences, engineering and humanities or a

• a professional qualification at degree level including teaching, nursing, social work or an allied health profession

Other degrees will be considered on an individual basis. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

We expect all applicants to provide evidence of continuing professional development in their current professional area.

*GCSE maths and English equivalent

• equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk

*GCSE science equivalents

• OCR science level 2

• science units gained on a level 3 BTEC or OCR National Diploma or Extended Diploma Qualification

• science credits gained on Access to Higher Education Diplomas (at least 12 credits gained at level 2 or 6 credits gained at level 3)

• science equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk


If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent. If your level of English language is currently below IELTS 7.0 we recommend you consider an appropriate Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve the required level of English. Please note that the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) require IELTS 7.0 with no element below 6.5 for registration.

This course is only open to home or EU assessed students.

Applications are closed for 2016. We are now accepting applications for 2017 entry.

Other entry requirements

Applicants must

• have passed the British Council’s English language test (IELTS) with a score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) if you are from a non-English speaking country

• be committed and enthusiastic about a career in radiotherapy and oncology and demonstrate a good understanding of the role. A visit to a radiotherapy and oncology department is essential to develop this understanding.

• have excellent communication skills and a caring personality with empathy for patients

• show evidence of the ability to act as part of a team, be reliable and show initiative

• be physically fit and satisfy certain criteria for Health Service employment

• have spent at least one day in a radiotherapy department prior to your selection event, and provide evidence of it. Download our department visit guide for further information.

Care experience

Before you apply for health courses, we require you to have gained some practical experience relating to your subject area. Download our applicant experience guidelines for information about the kinds of experience we expect you to have and the best places to gain it. Evidence of the experience gained, understanding of the profession and a genuine, reasoned commitment to studying a professional course must be explicit in your personal statement to be selected for interview.

The selection event

If you are shortlisted, we will invite you to a selection event, and you should bring a passport or photo driving license with you. You can bring other forms of photo ID for the selection event, but if you do, you will still need to present valid identity documents required by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) at your pre-course day.

Months of entry


Course content

Study this course and become a qualified therapeutic radiographer able to make a difference to the lives of cancer patients through therapy and research. You learn practical skills in facilities that include some of the most advanced radiography teaching equipment in the world.

Information for international students

Please visit our website at https://www.shu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students

There is support available to help you afford tuition fees and living costs whilst your study at Hallam. Find out at https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/fees-and-funding.

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit https://www.shu.ac.uk/international/fees-scholarships-and-discounts to find out more.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    This course provides non-radiotherapy graduates with a postgraduate qualification in radiotherapy and oncology. It allows you registration through the Health Professionals Council as a therapeutic radiographer.

Course contact details

Course Advice and Information Team
0114 225 5555