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BSc (Hons) Radiotherapy and Oncology


Therapeutic radiographers are highly skilled caring professionals who have an essential role in the treatment of patients with cancer. They deliver radiotherapy treatment using state-of-the-art equipment.

Radiotherapy radiographers work as part of the health care team and are involved in decisions about radiotherapy patient management. They provide care and support to patients and their families throughout the cancer journey.

GCU is the largest provider of therapeutic radiography education in Scotland. The teaching team work closely with practice colleagues in the NHS and with their professional body to ensure the programme is relevant and up-to-date.

Quick Facts

Duration: 4 years (full-time)
Starting Date: September
Tuition Fee: £11,500 / year (intl. students)
Location: Glasgow, UK

You will have use of a dedicated radiotherapy treatment planning laboratory and digital image viewing equipment. Practice placements will provide you with experience in both large and smaller cancer centres.

Career Opportunities

Completion of an Honours degree in Radiotherapy and Oncology leads to eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and membership of the Society of Radiographers.

Our degree is internationally recognised and offers a range of career opportunities in hospitals and other clinical settings. You can also progress towards clinical specialisation, management, teaching and research careers.

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GCU delivers a course with both extensive theory and practical placements: this is essential in giving students the skills they need. Having placement learning at one of the leading radiotherapy centres in the UK, the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre, I had the opportunity to learn with the latest equipment and advanced techniques: this reinforced my studies at GCU.

Gillian Adair,

Therapeutic Radiographer 

Course Contents

  • Applied Clinical Anatomy

  • Radiotherapy and Oncology

  • Fundamentals of Human Physiology

  • Foundations for Interprofessional Practice

  • Preparation for Radiotherapy Practice

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