Radiotherapy and Oncology at Glasgow Caledonian University - UCAS

Course summary

Therapeutic radiographers are highly skilled caring professionals who have an essential role in the treatment of patients with cancer. 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. Practice placements take place at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre in Glasgow, the largest cancer centre in Scotland and one of the larger centres in the UK, Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and Raigmore Hospital in Inverness. Completion of an honours degree in Radiotherapy and Oncology leads to eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council, and membership of the Society of Radiographers.

Assessment method

In our programme we use a wide range of both summative and formative assessment methods. This includes written and online exams, essays, case studies, critical review and presentations. We also use self and peer assessment in addition to tutor marked assessments. In clinical practice, students have professional performance assessments and staged assessments in addition to reflective work and practice-based exams. Students self-assess formatively and are summatively assessed by practice educators

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Health and Care Professions Council
  • Radiographers, College of

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

SWAP Access to Radiography/Access to Health and Biological Sciences at BBB Higher ESOL at A

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

PVG check in Scotland Local Police Check from Other Countries

Health checks

To be organised by the University



Applicants must be 18 at the start of the course or 18 by 1 March 2025 Applicants must have evidence of a visit to a local Cancer Unit - this may be considered as part of any conditional offer

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7IELTS of overall 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each element

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
EU £15200 Year 1
International £15200 Year 1

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Sponsorship information

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Radiotherapy and Oncology at Glasgow Caledonian University - UCAS