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Course summary

**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information** Course summary

  • Develop expert practice skills within a defined scope of practice.
  • Enhance your critical skills, including problem solving and critical decision making.
  • Progress from expert to advanced level practice.
  • Enhance critical appraisal skills around the knowledge base of your scope of practice.
  • Become an autonomous practitioner, improving your research, leadership skills and ability to implement service developments.
This MSc can be used as evidence of your development within a scope of practice and is completed in partnership with your employer. You'll develop as a Radiotherapy and/ or Oncology Advanced Practitioner enhancing your clinical, leadership, research and education skills, linking with the Multi professional framework for Advanced Clinical Practice. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. The modules on this course are designed to encourage you to critically reflect on your role and further enhance your knowledge, skills and behaviours as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner. You’ll gain knowledge and skills around expert practice, leadership, ethical and legal elements of the field. You will also develop your research skills to improve patient care. Elective modules allow you to personalise your study to your career needs. Your distance learning will be supported by your module leader. You will undertake regular e-activities and peer feedback. You learn through:
  • independent guided study
  • student–directed learning
  • completion of formative tasks
  • use of our virtual learning environment (Blackboard)
Applied learning Work placements This course is designed to fit your career needs, and will take place both by distance learning and work based study.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course. Year 1 - Compulsory modules Advancing Specialist Practice Expert Practice For Extended Roles Elective Modules Breast Cancer Radiotherapy Contemporary Radiotherapy Planning Practice Excellence In Prostate Cancer Treatment And Care Information Giving And Informed Consent Learning And Teaching For Practice (Distance Learning) Non Medical Prescribing Personalised Care And Supported Self-Management For Those Affected By Cancer Year 2 - Compulsory modules Researching For Practice (Distance Learning) Elective modules Advanced Communication In Supportive Care Advanced Physical Assessment And Consultation Skills Breast Cancer Radiotherapy Contemporary Issues In Advancing Practice (Distance Learning) Contemporary Radiotherapy Planning Practice Evidencing Your Cpd Head And Neck Cancer Health Promotion And Lifestyle Management Image Guided Radiotherapy Information Giving And Informed Consent (15 credits) Information Giving And Informed Consent (30 credits) Interprofessional Education (Distance Learning) Interprofessional Education (Distance Learning) Leadership In Practice (Distance Learning) Non-Medical Prescribing Planning Service Improvement Psychology Of Cancer Care Final year - Compulsory modules Dissertation 60 credits

Assessment method

Coursework Practical Exam

Entry requirements

Academic Qualifications You must hold a degree in a related health care subject, for example BSc (Hons) Radiotherapy and Oncology or Therapeutic Radiography or a Diploma of the College of Radiographers (T). Other formally certified qualifications Equivalent, international academic and/or professional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis Level of English language capability If English is not your first language or you are an international student studying with us you must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill area. Relevant work or work-related experience You will typically be working in an extended / advanced role or moving into one within the field of radiotherapy and / or oncology. You must have managerial / employer support and a nominated mentor in a suitable role to support your development during the course. This will normally be a Health Professional already working within an extended / advanced role, a Clinician or a Consultant / Advanced Clinical Practitioner. To satisfy these requirements a letter of support from your manager / employer will be required before you commence the course. You will need to have access to a reliable internet connection to support engagement with the course and have sound IT skills.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9910* Whole course
EU £9910* Whole course
England £9910* Whole course
Northern Ireland £9910* Whole course
Scotland £9910* Whole course
Wales £9910* Whole course
Channel Islands £9910* Whole course
International £9910* Whole course

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2023/24 is £9,910 for the course. For distance learning study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied (£830 for 15 credits or £1,655 for 30 credits). Postgraduate loans of up to £11,222 available for Home students on most masters courses
Advanced Clinical Practice Radiotherapy and Oncology at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS