Radiotherapy with Foundation Year

Birmingham City University

Degree level: Undergraduate

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If you are looking for a rewarding career that is challenging, has a combination of science and technology, to treat and care for patients who have life threatening conditions, then this Radiotherapy with Foundation Year BSc (Hons) course could be for you. This is the only course in Birmingham that covers oncology, radiotherapy technology and psychosocial issues surrounding cancer care. Our radiotherapy course will teach you to work with patients of all ages, to help relieve and/or cure the symptoms of their cancer. By studying a foundation year in Health Sciences, your first year will be spent learning a wide range of broad subject areas which then open up opportunities for you to specialise further in your next year – which would be the first year of a full degree programme. This unique course covers oncology, radiotherapy technology and psycho-social issues surrounding cancer care, to teach you to work with patients of all ages, to help relieve and/or cure the symptoms of their cancer.

Course details

Professional bodies

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  • Health and Care Professions Council
  • Radiographers, College of

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeB82B
Institution code B25
Campus nameCity South Campus, Edgbaston
Campus codeE

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 88 points Please visit: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/student-info/offer-making-strategy for more information about contextual offers.
A level CCD Must include Science grade C at A level subject or Level 3 equivalents. A maximum of 3 subjects are considered. Excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM Must be in Science subject
Access to HE Diploma Pass with 60 credits overall. At least 45 credits at Level 3 with 18 credits at Merit or Distinction (of which 12 must be in science subject) Science related pathway or Health and Social Care If applying with an Access course you only need GCSE Mathematics and English Language at grade C/4 or above or accepted equivalent. You are not required to hold three GCSEs in total and GCSE Science is not required
Scottish Higher Not accepted
AS AC Must include Science grade C at A level subject or Level 3 equivalents. A maximum of 3 subjects are considered. Excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project A maximum of two AS-Level subjects can be considered along with two A-levels or a combination of equivalent Level 3 qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 88 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the BTEC level 3 National Diploma or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics) Science subject must be at Grade C or Merit
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 88 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the BTEC level 3 National Foundation Diploma or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics) Science subject must be at Grade C or Merit
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) 88 UCAS points Considered with two A-levels or equivalent level 3 qualification(s) Either the BTEC level 3 National Extended Certificate or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics) Science subject must be at Grade C or Merit
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) MMM Must be in Science subject
Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF) 88 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the BTEC level 3 National Diploma or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics) Science subject must be at Grade C or Merit
Pearson BTEC 90-Credit Diploma (QCF) 88 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the BTEC level 3 National Foundation Diploma or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics) Science subject must be at Grade C or Merit
Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) 88 UCAS points Considered with two A-levels or equivalent level 3 qualification(s) Either the BTEC level 3 National Extended Certificate or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics) Science subject must be at Grade C or Merit
Pearson BTEC Certificate (QCF) Not accepted
Scottish Advanced Higher Achieve a minimum of 88 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades DDD. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of DD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of DD in two Highers). Must include a Science subject at Higher level or above
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points Obtain a minimum of 24 points overall with grade 4 or above in at least one Higher Level subject from Group 4 (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) For students who do not already hold a GCSE in Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above, we will accept grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) from the IB Diploma For students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above, we will accept Standard Level English Language (not literature) English A - Grade 4 or above or English B - Grade 5 from the IB.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Not accepted
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 88 tariff points, achieved in five Higher level subjects. This must include Maths and English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3) or Higher level (minimum grade H1-H7 (or A-D/A1-D3)) Must include a Science subject at Higher level or above
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) See level 3 entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Five subjects at grade C/4 or above must include Mathematics, English language and Science subject Level 2 equivalent qualifications (e.g. Functional Skills) are not accepted. Acceptable level 2 Mathematics, English language and Health and Social Care or Science subject:- Scottish National 5 Scottish Intermediate 2 Scottish Credit Standard Grade - Five subjects at grade 2 or above • Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment • Preference is given to applicants who have obtained these grades on application
HNC (BTEC) P Pass with 120 credits at level 4 Must be in Science related subject
HND (BTEC) P Pass with 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5 Must be in Science related subject
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMM Must be in Applied Science
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma 88 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics) Science subject must be at Grade C or Merit
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma 88 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics) Science subject must be at Grade C or Merit
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma 88 UCAS points Considered with two A-level or equivalent level 3 qualification(s) Either the OCR level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics) Science subject must be at Grade C or Merit

More about foundation year programmes By studying a foundation year in either Health and Life Sciences, Children, Childhood and Education or Sport and Exercise Science, your first year will be spent learning a wide range of broad subject areas which then open up opportunities for you to specialise further in your next year – which would be the first year of a full degree programme. You will study very broad subjects in your foundation year, which is designed to prepare you for a range of courses and not just one particular BSc or BA degree. So although you are studying a BA or BSc in a specific course – for example, Children’s Nursing, Health Studies, Midwifery among many of possible options – the foundation year sets you up for a number of other possible degrees starting the following year. It may be that you don’t end up doing a degree in precisely the same subject as your foundation year. This flexibility is one of the great things about foundation year categories (Health and Life Sciences, Childhood and Education or Sport and Exercise Science), allowing you to find out more about your interests and talents before focusing on a three year degree. The foundation year also helps us at BCU to make sure we help to match you to the degree that fits you best. Important Note: Upon completion of your Foundation Year, you will be required to successfully complete the University’s selection process for the specific programme which will include an interview in order to proceed onto year one of the full degree programme. Entry onto year one of the degree programme will also be subject to a satisfactory DBS and Occupational Health Assessment.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7with no subject below 6.5

Applicants who have not received their secondary school education in English will require an overall IELTS score of 7, with no subject below 6.5 If English is studied at GCSE Level but as a second language, IELTs must be completed to qualify for UK L2 requirement.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Radiotherapy with Foundation Year at Birmingham City University - UCAS