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Therapeutic Radiography and Oncology Postgraduate Diploma

Therapeutic Radiography and Oncology Postgraduate Diploma

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Full time


24 months

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Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Medical Radiography Oncology

Course type


Course Summary

This full-time professional programme, approved by the Health and Care Professions Council and Society and College of Radiographers is intended for graduates from a health, science, biomedical or social science background.

Once successfully completed, this postgraduate diploma qualification enables you to apply for registration to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to practice as a Therapeutic Radiographer.

The programme is designed for you, if you want to work as part of a multi-professional team working together to provide compassionate care for patients with cancer. Radiotherapy is the treatment of cancer with high energy X-rays. It is planned and delivered by therapeutic radiographers, using a range of technology and equipment. Patients in your care will require information and support throughout their treatment, tailored to meet their needs. You will be part of their cancer journey, ensuring treatment effects are managed effectively, taking a holistic patient centred approach to care. You will need to have excellent communication and team working skills, a caring nature, an interest in people, cancer, science and technology.

Career prospects

Successful completion of this programme will enable these postgraduate diplomates to apply for registration as a therapeutic radiographer with the Health and Care Professions Council (HPC). Registration is essential for working in the NHS in the United Kingdom. At the present time, there is 100% employability for our diplomates upon programme completion. With the advent of the proton beam therapy developments in Manchester and London (due to treat their first patients in 2018), the need for therapeutic radiographers within the UK is set to rise significantly.


This module aims to equip learners with the necessary understanding to enable them to use radiation safely. It provides learners with understanding of fundamental terminology, radiobiology, physical concepts and technology relevant to radiotherapy. The module will prepare learners for more advanced application of these physical principles in subsequent physical and radiobiological science modules.

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 and above Honours Science degree in a relevant health, physical, biological or life science. OR If applying with a Social Science degree (2:1 and above) you must have a strong scientific background and a Science A2-Level at a minimum of Grade B. Alternatively you will present with: A professional qualification from another health care profession with evidence of recent study at Level 6. For these applicants GCSEs in English Language and Mathematics at Grade B are required.