St George's, University of London
Therapeutic Radiography BSc BSc (Hons)
St George's, University of London

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Therapeutic radiographers play a vital role in the treatment of cancer. They work as part of a team, using their scientific and technical expertise as well as their interpersonal skills to plan and deliver radiotherapy treatment and provide patient information in the management of side effects in a compassionate clinical environment.

Approved by the Society and College of Radiographers (SoR) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), this Therapeutic Radiography BSc programme is awarded by St George’s, University of London and is run by the Centre for Allied Health (Education) in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, a partnership between St George’s, University of London and Kingston University London. The course is taught by trained and registered therapeutic radiographers with a wide range of clinical and educational experience. Half of your study time will be spent in clinical practice. You will also have access to our state-of-the-art simulation suite, learning how to plan and deliver treatment.

You will graduate with the attributes and confidence to work as a therapeutic radiographer in a radiotherapy department. This qualification offers a range of career opportunities in hospitals and other clinical settings, with the option to progress towards clinical specialisation, management, teaching and research careers. Career options in the UK include treatment planning, treatment delivery, patient support, treatment review and drug prescribing, palliative care, consultant practitioner, quality assurance, management, teachin and research in radiotherapy practice. Other graduate career pathways include physician associate study, graduate entry to medicine and postgraduate routes into mammography (breast screening).

Upon graduation, you can register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and apply for membership with the Society of Radiographers (SoR).

Course highlights

  • Programme received a 100% student satisfaction rating in the 2020 National Student Survey (NSS).

  • Our shared campus with a teaching hospital, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, means you will be surrounded by like-minded students and immersed in a healthcare environment.

  • 50/50 split between academic study and clinical practice, with time spent in a variety of different clinical settings.

  • Cutting-edge facilities include our Virtual Environment Radiotherapy Treatment suite (VERT), pathology museum, anatomy and dissection rooms and radiotherapy treatment planning suite, enabling you to learn clinical skills in a safe environment.

  • The only programme in London to offer a cloud-based radiotherapy treatment planning software system as part of a collaborative partnership with Varian Medical System - The Academic Hub. Students can access the treatment planning software on a smart device (remotely) or in our dedicated treatment planning suite on campus.

About St George’s, University of London

Established in 1752, St George’s is the UK’s specialist health university and is dedicated to medical and health sciences education, training and research. We share our site with a major London teaching hospital, which is both on the clinical frontline for a diverse local community and a centre of excellence for specialist conditions. At St George's, you’ll study in a clinical setting with like-minded individuals working across a variety of healthcare professions.

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 43 graduates of Therapeutic Radiography BSc BSc (Hons) at St George's, University of London for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Therapeutic Imaging.

Overall student satisfaction
62 /100
43 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Therapeutic Radiography BSc BSc (Hons) at St George's, University of London

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Therapeutic Radiography BSc 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 £28500 £29500 £31000
25-75 percentile range £25000 - £29000 £24000 - £37500 £25000 - £38500


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

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Therapeutic Radiography BSc, 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 Therapeutic Radiography BSc BSc (Hons) at St George's, University of London

95% Other Health Professionals

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution



A combination of academic coursework (including essays, reports and presentations), written and practical examinations, portfolios, practice placement assessments and a research dissertation are used to assess your progress. Because we want you to reach your full potential, we build in opportunities for formative assessments and provide feedback on assessment tasks so you know what you need to do to optimise your performance. Further information about assessment methods for this course can be found on our website: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/courses/therapeutic-radiography#study

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Including one science subject. General Studies is not accepted. Must also meet GCSE requirements as outlined on website.

To include one science subject, and supplemented by 2 Scottish Advanced Highers at BB. Must also meet GCSE/National 5 requirements as outlined on website.

Full Award Diploma (in a science subject). 60 credits at level 3 (45 graded and 15 ungraded). 45 pure science related credits (excluding sociology) graded at Distinction or Merit including at least 9 credits in Physics. Overall 21 credits must be graded at Distinction and 24 at Merit. Must also meet GCSE requirements as outlined on website.

To include one science subject, and supplemented by 3 Scottish Highers at BBC. Must also meet GCSE/National 5 requirements as outlined on website.

14 points at Higher Level, including a minimum grade 5 in Biology, Chemistry or Physics. At Standard Level, a minimum score of 4 must be attained in Maths and English, if at least a 4 (C) has not previously been attained in GCSE/IGCSE Maths and English. We accept both Mathematics: analysis & approaches and Mathematics: applications & interpretations.

Must be in Applied Science. Must also meet GCSE requirements as outlined on website.

Combinations of individual Pre-U subjects and A Levels are acceptable. Three principal subjects including one science subject. Must also meet GCSE requirements as outlined on website.

We welcome applications from applicants around the world. For information on the requirements for your country, please visit the International Qualifications page on our website.

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 7 7.0 overall (including minimum 7.0 in Writing and 6.5 in all other components)

You can find extensive information about the support St George's provides for International students on our website: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/offer-holders/international-student-support. This includes guidance on the visa application process, preparin
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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

St George's, 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 Therapeutic Radiography BSc BSc (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
EU £16500 year 1
International £16500 year 1

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

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About St George's, University of London

Founded in 1733, St George’s, University of London (SGUL), is located on the outskirts of London, between Wimbledon and Streatham. This university is specialised in courses related to careers in the field of medicine, which include but are not limited to subjects such as Clinical Pharmacology, and Physician Associate Studies. Applicants can expect to receive hands-on experience in the NHS from early on in their programs, ensuring a wealth of learning opportunities.

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