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Healthcare Science (Radiation Physics) (Hons)

Swansea University

36 months
9000 GBP/year
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The Healthcare Science (Radiation Physics) (Hons) programme from Swansea University will give you the expert training you need to begin a rewarding and highly-skilled career in the healthcare profession as a radiation physics technologist.


You will learn about the clinical uses of x-rays, radioactive materials, lasers, and ultraviolet radiation in imaging patients, diagnosing and treating disease, and monitoring patients’ response to treatment.

You will also gain a clear understanding of the laws and regulations around the clinical use of radiation and the principles of risk assessment and management.

The structure of our course means that you will combine in-depth academic work with practical skills in a range of specialised healthcare settings.

Radiation Physics is a vital field of medicine requiring a high level of responsibility and technical skill. As a radiation physics technologist, you will use sophisticated equipment to measure and calculate the doses of radiation received by patients during treatment and by the staff delivering it.

As your career progresses, you will have excellent opportunities for advanced practice and further study to Master's and doctoral level.

The Healthcare Science (Radiation Physics) (Hons) programme from Swansea University is accredited by the National School of Healthcare and Science and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine.


Job prospects are excellent, with nearly 100 % of Healthcare Sciences students going on to work in their chosen profession within six months of graduating.

The NHS starting salary for Radiation Physics Technologists is around £24,214 rising to £43,772. There are also many opportunities to work in research, education, management, and the private sector.

On graduation, you will be eligible to apply for membership of the regulatory body, the Institute for Physics and Engineering in Medicine, and enter the workplace as an independent practitioner.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Practice
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Healthcare Science   
  • Pathophysiology for Healthcare Science 
  • Scientific Basis of Medical Physics 
  • Informatics and Statistics
  • Research Methods and Statistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

You will need to demonstrate a strong educational profile and commitment to Healthcare Science in the Physical Science field.

  • Typical A-level Offer
  • Minimum BBB at A level, including maths or physics.
  • Typical Access to Science Offer
  • Distinction and Merit profile against the rules of combination. We do not accept Access to Healthcare or Access to Healthcare and Nursing. 
  • Typical BTEC Offer
  • DDD
  • Typical Welsh BACC Offer
  • B and either BB at A level (including Maths or Physics) or DD at BTEC
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • 345
  • Minimum five-grade A-C GCSE passes including Welsh/English language, Maths and a Physical Science or Double Award Science.

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Swansea

727 - 1379 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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