Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology) at AECC University College - UCAS

Course summary

“Please note: from September 2024 you can choose to study the Foundation Year in either our Bournemouth or London location. Levels 4, 5 and 6 will be taught from our Bournemouth location only.” The BSc (Hons) Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology) degree provides a route into a rewarding career as a therapeutic radiographer. One in two of the population will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime and so radiotherapy treatment, which uses high energy x-rays to treat tumours, has never been more important. Up to a third of people with cancer will need radiotherapy and will rely on people like you to provide it. Studying the BSc (Hons) Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology) course will equip you with all the skills and knowledge you need to become a fully qualified therapeutic radiographer and you’ll develop the ability to think critically, analyse data, evaluate treatments and empathise with the patients in your care. On completion of the course, you will have the ability to synthesise evidence from current practice and research to develop in-depth critical knowledge and understanding of the therapeutic profession. This BSc (Hons) Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology) course will enable you to learn how to work under pressure using advanced equipment, and make split-second critical decisions. This course is accredited by the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) for eligibility to apply for registration.


Year 1 - Professional Practice and Patient Care, Radiation Physics, Anatomy and Physiology for the Radiographer, Research Skills and Principles, Equipment of Radiotherapy, Oncology 1, Introduction to Radiobiology. Year 2 - Professional Practice and Wellbeing, Planning and Dosimetry, Radiographic Anatomy, Research Methods, Oncology 2, Healthcare Policy and Quality Management, Further Radiobiology. Year 3 - Professional Practice and Clinical Confidence, Advanced Planning and Dosimetry, Advances in Radiotherapy, Research Dissertation, Oncology 3.

Assessment method

On the completion of topics, you will be supported through interactive quizzes and shown example assignments to focus your critical evaluation and knowledge retention. Formal assessments take the form of practical exams undertaken in the clinical environment on placement, together with a competency record and placement logbook. Academic understanding and knowledge are confirmed through written assignments and computer-based short question exams.

Professional bodies

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

  • Health and Care Professions Council

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Sufficient mapping of previous years will be assessed by the course leader

International applicants

To meet the minimum English Language requirements of the programme, applicants will need to achieve an overall IELTS score of 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in each section.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A*-C including Maths and English, or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).

Additional entry requirements

Health checks



New students are required to undertake a DBS (criminal convictions check/national police check) and an occupational health check with immunsations, these costs are covered by the student

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7with no less than 6.5 in each section
TOEFL (iBT)100with minimum scores of 19 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking

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

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £16560 Year 1
International £16560 Year 1

Additional fee information

New students are required to undertake an Enhanced DBS (criminal convictions check/national police check) and an occupational health check, these costs are covered by the student
Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology) at AECC University College - UCAS