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Therapeutic Radiography (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (QS) Musselburgh, United Kingdom
The BSc Therapeutic Radiography (Hons) at the Queen Margaret University is a rewarding and caring profession which also calls for considerable technological expertise. It is the skilled application of controlled amounts of radiation as a treatment and it has a crucial role to play in the management of cancer.
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This BSc Therapeutic Radiography (Hons) at the Queen Margaret University will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to apply for Health and Care Professions Council registration, and to practise as a registered therapeutic radiographer in the NHS and the private sector. You will also be eligible to apply for membership of the Society of Radiographers.

As caring professionals, it is essential for radiographers to have good interpersonal skills to enable vital communication with patients, their families and other healthcare professionals. With the advance in treatment and techniques, radiographers are constantly learning new skills and their work is very varied. You should have an interest in people, be caring and compassionate, have an aptitude for science, good communication skills and enjoy working in a team.

One of the main benefits of this course is the variety of clinical placements that will take place throughout the four years. These provide the opportunity to integrate practice with theory by working directly with patients and qualified staff.

We have implemented an interprofessional education (IPE) focus within all of our undergraduate healthcare courses to help produce graduates who are confident in their own professional identity but with additional skills that will allow them to work as effective team members.

The IPE component will develop your mutual understanding of roles, expertise and values of other team members; skills and strategies in working in teams; problem solving, team decision-making skills; role flexibility; and ability to learn from others.

Why QMU?

  • A variety of clinical placements will take place throughout the four years of the course which provide the opportunity to integrate practice with theory, by working directly with patients and qualified staff.
  • On placements, only one student is allocated per team, maximising clinical experience.
  • There are opportunities to gain planning and branchytherapy placement experience.
  • QMU staff work closely in partnership with clinical departments.


Most graduates begin working as general radiographers, with very high graduate employment rates. Later on in your career you may be able to specialise in different aspects of therapeutic radiography, for example, treatment planning, treatment review and counselling.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to the Human Body
  • Manual Handling
  • Science and Technology (D&T)
  • Radiotherapy Physics and Equipment
  • Professional Practice
  • Radiotherapy Practice
  • Introduction to Research
  • Interprofessional Education

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Scottish Higher: BBBC
  • A Level: CCC
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H2 H3 H3 H3
  • International Baccalaureate: 28 points
  • Required Subjects: One science at Higher/ A Level or equivalent. Eng plus two sciences at S/Int2/N5/GCSE.
  • Mature/Access: SWAP Access to Health Related Studies or Science. We welcome applications from mature students with other relevant qualifications and /or experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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RUK FT fees: 9,250 GBP 


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