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Glasgow caledonian university radiography

BSc (Hons) Radiotherapy and Oncology

Therapeutic radiographers are highly skilled caring professionals who have an essential role in the treatment of patients with cancer.

GCU is the largest provider of therapeutic radiography education in Scotland. The teaching team work closely with practice colleagues in the NHS and with their professional body to ensure the programme is relevant and up-to-date.

Practice placements take place at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre in Glasgow, the largest cancer centre in Scotland and one of the larger centres in the UK, Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.

Completion of an honours degree in Radiotherapy and Oncology leads to eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council, and membership of the Society of Radiographers.

As a registered radiographer with the HCPC you are eligible to work in the NHS and private practice.

Course Details

BSc (Hons)
4 Years
Start Date
11 September 2017
Full Time
Subject Area
Health and Social Care
GCU Glasgow


Tuition fees need to be paid to the university however some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university. A guide to fees at GCU.

Additional Costs

Minimum Entry Requirements

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.
Year 1
SQA Higher: BBBB including English and two sciences, from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics, plus Nat 5 Maths at B

A level: BCC, excluding General Studies, but including two sciences with one at B, plus GCSE English and Maths at C/4

ILC Higher:H2 H2 H3 H3 including English and 2 Sciences at Higher and Ordinary level Maths and Physics at 02

IB Diploma: 24 points must include Biology, Physics and English

BTEC Extended Diploma in Science/Applied Science DMM plus GCSE English, Maths and Physics or Double Science at C

College: Access to Radiography. Science-based HNC with B in the graded unit. Applicants must also hold physics, literacy and numeracy equivalent to National 5 level, with English being preferred at Higher level. Communications 4 and Literature 1 are acceptable in lieu of Higher English.

Additional Requirements
Before applying it is advisable to visit a Radiotherapy department.

Programme content and structure

Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.

Download course content here. (PDF document)