Queen Margaret University
Therapeutic Radiography MRad
Queen Margaret University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

This course will equip you with all the knowledge and skills that you require to work as a therapeutic radiographer providing cancer treatment and care in the NHS and the private sector. You will develop your expertise through in-depth theoretical learning, clinical placements each year and the close support of our very experienced staff.

Are you technically minded with an equally strong interest in personcentred care? 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.

Are you ready to make a difference? As a therapeutic radiographer you will work with patients every day to help improve their care and their lives. You are a part of their journey, from initial referral through planning and treatment to the post treatment review. You will be a valued member of a multidisciplinary team providing a personcentred service. This course will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and critical thinking skills you need in this rewarding career.

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 16 graduates of Therapeutic Radiography MRad at Queen Margaret University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Therapeutic Imaging.

Overall student satisfaction
90 /100
16 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/student-information-and-data/national-student-survey-nss">Office for Students</a>


Salary of Graduates of Therapeutic Radiography MRad at Queen Margaret University

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Therapeutic Radiography MRad 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 £24000 £28000 £30000
25-75 percentile range £18000 - £25000 £25500 - £33000 £26000 - £35000

Salary of all UK Graduates of Therapeutic Imaging

  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

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 Therapeutic Radiography MRad at Queen Margaret University

30% Other Health Professionals
15% Sports and fitness occupations
10% Caring personal services
10% Elementary occupations
10% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Administrative occupations
5% Health associate professionals
5% Secretarial and related occupations
5% Welfare and housing associate professionals

You will be taught in lectures, seminars, practical workshops and laboratories. Outside these timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning through self-study. You will be assessed by written exams at the end of each module or semester.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Required subjects: One science at A Level. English, Maths and 1 additional sciences at GCSE.

In a science discipline. For example, HNC Biological Sciences, HNC Applied Sciences. Graded unit results C or above.

One science at Higher (Maths will not be considered as a science subject). English, Maths and one additional science at Nat 5.

The entry requirement is a Pass and not expressed in credits. In a Science discipline. For example, Access to Science, Biological or Biomedical Science.

In a science discipline.

In a science discipline.

One science at Higher Level. English and Maths at H5/O4.

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: https://www.qmu.ac.uk/study-here/international-students/information-for-your-country/. 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: https://www.qmu.ac.uk/college-qualifications

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 Therapeutic Radiography, MRad.

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

Queen Margaret University 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.


Tuition Fees Therapeutic Radiography MRad

Scotland £1820 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
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.

Average student cost of living in the UK

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)
  • year 2

University Rankings

Positions of Queen Margaret University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Queen Margaret University in related subject specific rankings.

Medicine & Health

    • #4 
    • #57 
    Health Professions
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]

See all university rankings of Queen Margaret University

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About Queen Margaret University

Located on the Eastern side of Edinburgh we find Queen Margaret University, where students come together to pursue their careers on the single-site campus in Musselburgh. As a relatively young university (2007), this institution has already earned itself significant University Ranking recognition from organisations such as QS, and is particularly noted for important research contributions in the areas of Global Health and Development, and Speech and Language. Those who choose to study here can expect well-funded departments and facilities with the latest technologies, including their state-of-the art laboratories for those studying medical disciplines in particular. Their 800-student Student Village located just minutes away from Fort Kinnaird retail park also ensures that those attending have plenty of social opportunities to complement their busy schedules.

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Where is this programme taught

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