University of Cumbria

Healthcare Science (Medical Physics Technology) University of Cumbria Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

TEF Bronze

University of Cumbria has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.

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Want to see yourself involved in the cutting edge research and development of new medicines, treatments and equipment?

Our course – run under the Department of Health’s framework of the Modernising Scientific Careers programme and accredited by the National School for Healthcare Science – will prepare you for an exciting career in fields such as cancer care, radiotherapy or nuclear medicine.

Why Choose University of Cumbria

We’ve designed this relevant and modern course to give you a broad understanding of physical, biological, psychological and social sciences principles, but importantly, the flexibility to specialise in either radiotherapy physics, radiation physics or nuclear medicine.

  • Our learn-by-doing focus means you'll often put your academic knowledge to the test with practical sessions in our brand new laboratories - crucial skills for your future as a scientist.

  • Accredited by the National School for Healthcare Science

  • On completion of the course you are eligible to register with the Academy for Healthcare Science as a Healthcare Science Practitioner

  • Study an innovative programme alongside students from medical imaging courses providing a good social and professional environment in which to learn

  • We have close links with leading employers from the NHS and the Private Sector, enhancing your employment prospects

  • The programme is taught with input from professionals based in leading clinical centres such as the Christie Hospital or the Rosemere Cancer Care Centre

  • Extensive placements in hospital medical physics departments

  • Our graduates have a reputation for clinical excellence

  • Taught by academic staff involved in research, which will strengthen your learning continually expanding field of healthcare science

  • Tutors have experience working as clinical practitioners and so bring their first-hand knowledge to the classroom

Healthcare scientists make a real difference every day in the management of patients with a variety of conditions. Their role is to use cutting edge technology arising from the most amazing clinical and technological advancements.

Our course will ensure that you develop the essential knowledge, skills and experience required of a newly qualified radiotherapy practitioner, radiation physics practitioner or nuclear medicine practitioner, to stand out from the crowd and kick-start your career in healthcare science.

Course details


Proposed; Level 4 Physics in Medicine Radiobiology &Clinical Radiation Protection Radiological Technologies I Working as a Professional Applied Clinical Studies I 1 x Module title to be confirmed Level 5 Human Science Anatomy for Imaging Broader Factors Impacting on Effective Practice Radiological Technologies I Applied Clinical Studies II 1 x Module title to be confirmed Level 6 Dissertation Professional Practice in Context Radiotherapy Physics pathway Practice of radiotherapy physics Cancer, radiobiology and clinical radiotherapy physics Radiation Physics pathway Practice of radiation physics Radiation governance and risk management (Radiation Physics) Nuclear Medicine pathway Clinical nuclear medicine Physics and instrumentation (Nuclear Medicine)

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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code F390
Institution code C99
Campus name Lancaster
Campus code L

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 - 120 points Must have studied Physics at Level 3
A level BBC - BBB Maximum of 3 A'levels, to include 40 points in Physics
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM - DDM
Access to HE Diploma D: 24 credits
M: 21 credits
Must pass all 60 credits, 45 at level 3
Scottish Higher ABBB - AABB

GCSE English at grade C/4, Maths and Science at grade B/5.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £10,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

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University of Cumbria
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