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London South Bank University

Therapeutic Radiography

UCAS Code: B822
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

22%

Subjects
  • Medical technology
Student score
84% MED
% employed or in further study
95% LOW
Average graduate salary
£21.7k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Any subject related to the course.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
D*D*

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

International Baccalaureate
25

UCAS tariff points
112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

22%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Therapeutic radiographers work in multidisciplinary teams in radiation oncology departments, where they play a vital role in treating people with cancer. Theyâ??re responsible for accurately localising, planning and delivering ionising radiation. On the course youâ??ll combine academic studies with clinical experience. Alongside knowledge of the latest technology used to localise tumours, youâ??ll build the excellent communication skills needed to support patients through a difficult time.

Modules

Year 1: radiation sciences for radiography; biological sciences 1; biological sciences 2; concepts of inter-professional practice in health and social care; fundamental radiotherapy theory and practice. Year 2: applied radiation sciences; imaging localisation and verification; oncological management 1; role of enquiry in evidence-based practice; clinical radiotherapy theory and practice 1. Year 3: oncological management 2; developing therapeutic radiography practice; management of morbidities; application of evidence-based practice; clinical radiotherapy theory and practice 2.

London South Bank University

London South Bank University offers professionally focused degrees in the heart of London. Situated 15 minutes from the Thames, it is ideally located for exploring the city. The majority of courses are accredited by professional bodies, and feature opportunities for work experience, which allows students to take advantage of the university’s links with industry.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
16%
44%
40%

Year 1

14%
42%
44%

Year 2

15%
45%
40%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
67%
16%
17%

Year 1

28%
33%
39%

Year 2

11%
33%
56%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 92%
Student score 84% MED
Able to access IT resources

87%

Staff made the subject interesting

92%

Library resources are satisfactory

89%

Feedback on work has been helpful

70%

Feedback on work has been prompt

77%

Staff are good at explaining things

92%

Received sufficient advice and support

87%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
6% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
72% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
16% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
308 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
69% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
13% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 95% LOW
Average graduate salary £21.7k MED
Graduates who are health professionals

89%

Graduates who are elementary administration occupations

2%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

2%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The stats here mainly cover radiography graduates – and as the country is currently short of specialists in some of this area, that means good job prospects and, often, decent starting salaries. 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. Unemployment rates are relatively low in these subjects, and 80% of graduates with jobs became radiographers
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