BSc (Hons) Therapeutic Radiography

University of Suffolk
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
September 2023

September 2024

September 2025
University of Suffolk

About this program

BSc (Hons) Therapeutic Radiography

Radiotherapy is the use of X-rays and other ionising radiations to treat patients who have been diagnosed with cancer. The therapeutic radiographer is someone who can combine technical skills with a caring attitude, has a sense of responsibility and enjoys working in a team.

This course ensures students have the ability to undertake the accurate planning and delivery of treatment, the provision of a high standard of patient care, good inter-personal skills and the ability to adapt and respond to the individual needs of the patient.

The BSc (Hons) Therapeutic Radiography embeds the Standards of Proficiency determined by the regulator, the Health and Care Professions Council. Graduates are eligible to apply for HCPC registration which is a requirement for employment in a broad range of NHS and private radiotherapy roles.

The School of Health and Sports Sciences is committed to embedding the NHS Values into everything we do; they define the behaviours and expectations of all our staff and students underpinning the work we do in the university and in the practice setting.

Admission requirements

Academic Requirements

2022-23 entry; 112 UCAS tariff points (or above), BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC) or Access to Higher Education Diploma - a minimum of 45 Level 3 credits at merit grade or above.

2023-24 entry; 112 UCAS tariff points (or above), BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC) or Access to Higher Education Diploma - a minimum of 45 Level 3 credits at merit grade or above.

Applicants are required to hold five GCSEs grade 4/C or above to include Mathematics, English and Science.

Please note, equivalent Level 2 qualifications will not be accepted.

Applicants whose first language is not English, but who have been living in the UK for 2 years or more will be expected to hold GCSE English at Grade C or above (grade 4-9 for the new GCSE).

Non-Academic Requirements

Any offer of a place will be subject to:

  • Successful interview
  • Satisfactory health check
  • Satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
  • One satisfactory academic or employment reference
  • The process of selection will include Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs).
  • As part of the selection process, you will be expected to demonstrate a good knowledge and a clear understanding of the scope of work that is required to be undertaken as well as the significance of the NHS Constitution and values.

International Requirements

IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each component)

For applicants whose first language is not English, but who have been living in the UK for less than 2 years (or have not lived in the UK at all), we will accept IELTS or the University of Suffolk Password test as meeting the GCSE English requirement.

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Program content

Year 1

  • Oncology, Anatomy and Radiotherapy 1
  • Working in Healthcare
  • Radiotherapy Physics and Technology
  • Interprofessional Learning - working with others
  • Radiotherapy Practice 1
  • Radiotherapy Practice 2

Year 2

  • Oncology, Anatomy and Radiotherapy 2
  • Radiotherapy Planning
  • Research Methods
  • Oncology, Anatomy and Radiotherapy 3
  • Radiotherapy Practice 3
  • Radiotherapy Practice 4

Year 3

  • Research Project
  • Cancer Survivorship, Palliative and End of Life Care
  • Interprofessional Learning: The Professional in the Team
  • Radiotherapy Practice 5
  • Radiotherapy Practice 6

Scholarships & funding

  • Vice Chancellor's Global Impact Scholarship: £4,000
  • International Merit Scholarship: £1000-2,000
  • Suffolk Executive MBA Scholarship: £4,000


  • Full-time Tuition Fees: £9,250 p.a.
  • International Tuition Fees: £17,768 pa

Career paths

These include treatment preparation and delivery, posts in research, education, advanced practice and management.

Students readily gain employment in both NHS Trusts and the private sector as qualified Therapeutic Radiographers. Following a period of additional study, many go on to specialise in a particular aspect of patient care, advanced practice, management, education or research.

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19 Neptune Quay
IP4 1QJ Ipswich Suffolk
United Kingdom

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