University of Suffolk
Therapeutic Radiography BSc (Hons)
University of Suffolk

Key Course Facts

Course Description

100% student satisfaction in the National Student Survey in 2017.

Radiotherapy is the use of X-rays and other ionising radiations to treat patients who have been diagnosed with cancer. The therapeutic radiographer is someone who can combine technical skills with a caring attitude, has a sense of responsibility and enjoys working in a team. This course ensures students have the ability to undertake the accurate planning and delivery of treatment, the provision of a high standard of patient care, good inter-personal skills and the ability to adapt and respond to the individual needs of the patient.

The BSc (Hons) Therapeutic Radiography embeds the Standards of Proficiency determined by the regulator, the Health and Care Professions Council (www.hcpc-uk.org). Graduates are eligible to apply for HCPC registration which is a requirement for employment in a broad range of NHS and private radiotherapy roles. The Department of Health Sciences is committed to embedding the NHS Values into everything we do; they define the behaviours and expectations of all our staff and students underpinning the work we do in the university and in the practice setting.

Students readily gain employment in both NHS Trusts and the private sector as qualified Therapeutic Radiographers. Following a period of additional study, many go on to specialise in a particular aspect of patient care, advanced practice, management, education or research.

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 42 graduates of Therapeutic Radiography BSc (Hons) at University of Suffolk for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Therapeutic Imaging.

Overall student satisfaction
86 /100
42 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

Salary of Graduates of Therapeutic Radiography BSc (Hons) at University of Suffolk

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Therapeutic Radiography 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 £24500 £26000 £28500
25-75 percentile range £24000 - £25000 £22500 - £33000 £22000 - £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

What You Will Learn

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

Level 4

Year 5

Year 6

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 (Hons) at University of Suffolk

85% Other Health Professionals
5% Caring personal services
5% Managers, directors and senior officials

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English, but who have been living in the UK for less than 2 years (or have not lived in the UK at all), we will accept IELTS or the University of Suffolk Password test as meeting the English requirement. Applicants whose first language is not English, but who have been living in the UK for 2 years or more will be expected to hold GCSE English at Grade C or above, or new GCSEs grade 4-9. or the relevant Level 2 equivalent (if applicable).

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 7 IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each component) is required in addition to GCSE English Language where English is not the students' first language.
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, 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

University of Suffolk 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 (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
EU £17768 year 1
International £17768 year 1
Ireland £17768 year 1

Additional fee information

2022-23 tuition fees are subject to change in line with inflation, or a government change in the fee cap.

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)

University Rankings

Positions of University of Suffolk in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Suffolk in related subject specific rankings.

Medicine & Health

    • #41 
    • #50 
    Health Professions
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]

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About University of Suffolk

The University of Suffolk is a publicly funded higher education institution situated in both Suffolk and Norfolk, in the East Anglia region of England. There are four campuses operated by this university in Suffolk, including those of Lowestoft, Bury St Edmunds, and Ipswich. Students also attend a site located in Norfolk, known as the Great Yarmouth campus. Prospective applicants can expect a career-oriented university, with traditional Liberal Arts degree offerings. When it comes to enjoying your free time, you have access to a varied selection of well funded and organised Clubs and Societies that take place on-campus, with high levels of participation.

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