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Course summary

Therapeutic radiography is a rewarding profession that brings together care and technological expertise. It is the skilled application of controlled amounts of radiation to treat medical conditions, mainly cancer and tumours. The therapeutic radiographer has shared responsibility for the planning and accurate delivery of radiation treatment. Therapeutic radiographers work with patients every day to help improve their care and their lives. Therapeutic radiographers are a part of a patient's journey, from initial referral through planning and treatment to the post-treatment review. Therapeutic radiographers are a valued member of a multidisciplinary team providing a person-centred service. This is a four-year integrated undergraduate master’s course. Students commence the course with a view to graduating with a Master of Radiography: Therapeutic (MTRad) in four years and the eligibility to apply for registration with the HCPC. Years Three and Four are taught alongside postgraduate students studying on the MSc Therapeutic Radiography (Pre-Registration) course. There is an option for students to choose a BSc (Hons) route at the end of Year Two and they will still be eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC as a therapeutic radiographer


Year One: Anatomy and Physiology Becoming and Allied Health Professional/ Developing Resilience of Self and Others Introduction to Radiotherapy Practice Radiotherapy Practice 1 Finding your Academic Voice Year Two: Behaviour Change Developing a Spirit of Inquiry Cross Sectional Imaging Science Radiotherapy Practice 2 Radiotherapy Placement A Year Three: Active Citizenship Health Literacy Less Common Cancers in Radiotherapy Theoretical and Clinical Approaches to Multidisciplinary Team Working Understanding and Appraising the Evidence for Practice Radiotherapy Placement B Year Four: Advancing Practice in Radiotherapy Applying Skills of Critical Enquiry Evidence Informed Practice Leadership and Enterprise in Healthcare Radiotherapy Placement C

Assessment method

You will be taught in lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical workshops. There will be a mix of classroom and online learning. Outside timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning through self-study. You will be assessed by a variety of assessment methods (eg written and practical exams, written assignments, presentations and viva voce) at the end of each module.

Professional bodies

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

  • Health and Care Professions Council
  • Radiographers, College of

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

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

Applications for advanced entry will be referred to the course tutor with transcript of previous study, to assess module content.

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

We accept many different qualifications, but cannot list them all here. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information or advice if you are thinking of taking a course of study. We welcome applications from international applicants and you can find information on specific entry requirements by country here: We also welcome applications from mature students, or people holding qualifications such as Access courses or OU modules. The Scottish Wider Access Partnership (SWAP) offers a range of local Access courses and those that are accepted for entry are listed here:

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

English language requirements

IELTS with an overall score equivalent to 6.0 and with no individual component less than 6.0.

QMU English Language Requirements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Scotland £1820 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15500 Year 1
International £15500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students from England, Northern Ireland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland: full-time fees will be charged for the first three years of study. The fourth year is free.
Therapeutic Radiography at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh - UCAS