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Therapeutic Radiography PgDip/MSc (Top-up)/MSc

Therapeutic Radiography PgDip/MSc (Top-up)/MSc

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Medical Radiography

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Therapeutic radiographers are at the forefront of cancer care, having a vital role in the delivery of Radiotherapy services. They treat cancer patients with x-rays using highly sophisticated equipment. They are also responsible for ensuring that treatment planning and delivery is achieved with absolute precision. In the treatment of cancer, accuracy is paramount and a variety of highly specialised equipment is available within Radiotherapy Departments to achieve this. Computerised Tomography (CT) simulators employ the latest technology to localise tumours. The PgDip programme is an accelerated programme over two years, for graduate students who already have a Level 6 qualification. Building on graduate skills you'll develop an enquiring, reflective, critical and innovative approach to Therapeutic Radiography within the context of the rapid changes occurring in the health service. By adding the research element of a dissertation (an extended and independent piece of written research), you'll be able to graduate with a Masters-level qualification. Technological advances in linear accelerator design ensure that treatment conforms to patients needs with pinpoint accuracy. Treatment units housing radioactive sources also play a useful role in patient management, as do 3D planning systems. London South Bank University has invested heavily to ensure that students have access to the best learning tools and staff. There are two dedicated fully equipped skill labs that enable Dosimetry (Radiotherapy treatment planning) and a state of the art virtual environment of aradiotherapy treatment room (VERT). LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP

Modules

This module introduces the professional practice of radiotherapy. It identifies the various radiotherapy modalities employed in the treatment of people with cancer. This module will also complement the knowledge and learning gained within clinical practice by focusing on the acquisition of basic skills required for the safe, accurate planning and treatment of patients with cancer.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£21,398

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£39,273

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have a Bachelor degree second class Honours Upper Division (2:1) in a subject related to science or health, for example: physics, biology, health sciences. Consideration will also be given to other relevant qualifications recognised as equivalent to the above. All applicants must be 18 years or over at the commencement of the course.

University information

London South Bank University (LSBU) is a cosmopolitan university with over 15,000 students, from over 130 countries – and a global alumni network of over 80,000. LSBU is one of London’s oldest universities; since 1892 the University has focused on providing professional opportunity for all who can benefit. The University has strong links with business and employers in the private and public sectors, which feed into courses and help students...more