Taught course

Advanced Radiotherapy and Oncology Practice

University of Hertfordshire · School of Health and Social Work

Entry requirements

You will need to be registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) (or equivalent professional registration).

The normal entry requirements for the programme are:

  • An honours degree in Radiography and normally be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council or have acceptable qualifications in a related health profession.
  • Candidates will normally have some relevant clinical practice experience subsequent to qualification.
  • Where appropriate, candidates require employment in, or access to an appropriate clinical site whilst enrolled on the programme. Students are responsible for securing an appropriate clinical placement.

Months of entry


Course content

The Advanced Radiotherapy and Oncology practice pathway specialises in the field of radiotherapeutic practice. Many of the options develop competencies for advanced practice such as in the palliative care and breast localisation modules. The programme is designed to enhance your current knowledge and understanding and give you opportunities to challenge and critically evaluate your professional practice.

Additionally, this programme aims to enable students to:

  • critically analyse and evaluate the evidence base and current developments in practice and to propose new explanations and apply these where appropriate
  • demonstrate initiative, originality, leadership and self-reflection in decision making and to propose new explanations and apply these where appropriate
  • demonstrate a patient centred approach to radiographic practice that values everyone enhancing the quality of the patient experience and improving patient outcomes

Professional Accreditation

The MSc Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences – Advanced Radiotherapy and Oncology Practice programme is endorsed by the College of Radiographers.

The course is suitable for radiographers and health care professionals who want to specialise in this area and are interested in advancing their existing skills or acquiring new ones. It is designed to meet your needs whether you are in full or part-time employment.

Fees and funding

For NHS employees, the University works with NHS trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and Community Education Provider Networks (CEPNs) across the East of England under the recently configured Sustainability and Transformation Plans and their Local Workforce Advisory Boards’ transformational frameworks. It is therefore worth checking with the CPD lead for your Trust as part or all of your fees may be covered.

  • If you completed your undergraduate degree at UH, you are entitled to a fee deduction of 20% on all modules.
  • A postgraduate loan is available for this course. If you receive a loan the course needs to be completed within three years.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36-64 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    36-64 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Louise Smith
01707 281030