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Glasgow Caledonian University

Radiotherapy and Oncology

UCAS Code: B822

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

to include 2 sciences (Biology or Human Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics & Physics) with one at B plus GCSE English and Maths at C/4 we highly recommend Double Science or Physics

(Science/Health-based) considered on an individual basis. Must include Biology, English, Physics and Maths.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

must include a science and English at Higher level at 4 and Physics is recommended at Standard level

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H3,H3

to include English and 2 sciences from Biology or Human Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics & Physics

Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

O2

from Maths if not studied at Higher level. Considered along with the relevant Higher subjects and grades

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Science based/applied science plus GCSE Maths, English at B plus Double Science at BB

Science based subject with Graded unit B Applicants must also hold, 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

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B

to include English plus 2 sciences from Biology or Human Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics & Physics plus National 5 Maths at B

UCAS Tariff

104-108

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

48%
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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Therapeutic imaging

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.

Assessment methods

In our programme we use a wide range of both summative and formative assessment methods. This includes written and online exams, essays, case studies, critical review and presentations. We also use self and peer assessment in addition to tutor marked assessments.

In clinical practice, students have professional performance assessments and staged assessments in addition to reflective work and practice-based exams. Students self-assess formatively and are summatively assessed by practice educators

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£11,845
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university.

The Uni


Course location:

Glasgow Caledonian University

Department:

Department of Psychology, Social Work and Allied Health Sciences

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

78%
med
Therapeutic imaging

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Medical technology

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

94%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
53%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
21%
Male students
79%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

Oncology

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After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Medical technology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
low
Employed or in further education
81%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

95%
Health professionals
2%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
2%
Sales related occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The stats here mainly cover radiography graduates (diagnostic radiography more than therapeutic). With a lot of modern medicine (and dentistry) using high-tech equipment, there are big opportunities for medical technology grads, although most early careers are spent operating these complex instruments, rather than designing or developing them. We are short of graduates in these roles, with radiography a particular area of concern and becoming one of the most in-demand specialities in the health industry and whilst this cannot guarantee you a job, outcomes are very good for graduates and this looks likely to continue.

Medicine and dentistry

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Therapeutic imaging

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

£22k

£25k

£25k

£27k

£27k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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