City University London
Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology) BSc (Hons)
City University London

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The BSc (Hons) Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology) at City provides a route into a rewarding lifelong carer as a Therapeutic Radiographer. The course equips students with the physical, technological, biological and social knowledge required to work within a healthcare team and gain the professional skills and accreditation to practice as a radiographer at the frontline of cancer care. On graduation, students are professionally recognised by the College of Radiographers and are eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to practise in the UK.

City is ranked 1st in London for Medical Technology, including Radiography for three consecutive years (Complete University Guide 2019, 2020 and 2021). It is ranked 1st in London for student satisfaction in Medical Technology, including Radiography (Complete University Guide 2021), and 2nd in London for Radiography (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021).

The radiography department at City has one of the best equipped radiography clinical skills suites in the UK, offering radiotherapy planning and a virtual environment radiotherapy training (VERT) treatment room, which creates a fully immersive, life-sized 3D simulation of a radiotherapy treatment room. This provides a unique environment which will mirror many of the facilities encountered whilst undertaking practice placements in the clinical environment.

The course is taught by academics who are experts within the field and many of whom are active researchers. Our curriculum concentrates on evidence based teaching and is directly influenced by the research happening within the department which is informing radiography policy and practice.

City works in partnership with a range of hospital trusts and students complete clinical placements in leading hospitals across London and Essex including The Royal Free Hospital, University College London Hospital, The London Clinic and St Bartholomew's Hospital in London and in Essex, Queen's Hospital Romford and Southend University Hospital.

This course has excellent employability rates; most graduates find employment in the NHS or private hospitals, and graduates may also be able to practise internationally.

Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for the purpose of providing eligibility to apply for registration with the HCPC as a radiographer.

Approved by the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR).

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 23 graduates of Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology) BSc (Hons) at City University London for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Oncology.

Overall student satisfaction
83 /100
23 total respondents

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology) BSc (Hons) at City University London

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology) BSc (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £28000 £32000 £35500
25-75 percentile range £25000 - £30000 £27500 - £40500 £28500 - £42500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Oncology

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24471 £27759 £30163
25-75 percentile range £23946 - £26031 £23234 - £32447 £25564 - £36720

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology), BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology) BSc (Hons) at City University London

75% Other Health Professionals
10% Caring personal services
10% Customer service occupations
10% Business and public service associate professionals

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution



You will be assessed using a variety of methods, depending on module choices: multiple choice tests, unseen written exams, essays, worksheets, objective structured clinical/practical examination (OSCE/OSPE) written assignments, oral and poster presentations, research exercise and self reflective statements.

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Typically BBC or a combination of 'A' levels and other relevant qualifications (we do not accept General Studies or Critical thinking). Must include one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics. In addition to five passes at grade 4 (B) GCSE, including English Language, Mathematics and Double Science.

Access to HE Diploma in Radiography or Science only with full award (60 credits) of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at Level 3 including 30 credits at Distinction with at least 6 credits at Distinction in Physics and 15 credits at Merit. Applicants must hold GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (4) or above.

Must include Physics

(Applied Science or Medical Science only) or D*D*D (Applied Science or Biomedical Science). Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) (2010 - 2016) – D*D*D (Applied Science or Medical Science only). BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (2002 – 2010) – D*D*D (Applied Science or Medical Science only). In addition to five passes at grade 4 (B) GCSE, including English Language, Mathematics and Double Science.

Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology), BSc (Hons).

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

City, University of London is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.

Costs

Tuition Fees Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology) BSc (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
EU £18770 year 1
International £18770 year 1

Additional fee information

For 2022 fees information, please visit:
https://www.city.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/fees

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2023

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of City University London in top UK and global rankings.

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What students say about studying Oncology in the UK?

  • ONCOLOGY - Breast Cancer for Healthcare Students
  • Radiotherapy and Oncology - Student Talk - Lauren
  • Starting A New Semester (Oncology Block) | Day In The Life Of A Medical Student
  • Pathways into Oncology as a Med Student
  • A Day in the Life of a Medical Student. Oncology Rotation, 3 Surgeries in one day! | VLOGMAS DAY 1

About City University London

Founded in 1894, City University London (a.k.a. City) is located in Central London. Due to its location, City attracts students from around the world, and as a result offers a diverse campus culture. The facilities on-site have been developed with each student’s future work environment in mind. So Law students have access to simulation courts of law, and future Nurses can expect to make use of mock medical wards. Academics aside, being located in Central London means learners can get around quickly thanks to the numerous public transport options in the area.

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