Postgraduate Taught

MSc Radiotherapy (Post-Registration)

This course is for therapeutic radiographers and will enable you to develop your professional knowledge and enhance your clinical and research skills.

IMPORTANT: This course is no longer available for entry in 2018. 

This course is for therapeutic radiographers and will enable you to develop your professional knowledge and enhance your clinical and research skills.

You will find case studies on students and graduates of this course at the foot of this page.

Course Overview

The modules on this course have been selected with the development and progression of the therapeutic radiography profession in mind.

Exit Awards

MSc (180 credits)/ PgDip (120 credits)/ PgCert (60 credits)

Teaching, Learning and Assessment

The teaching and assessment strategies will enable you to develop your full potential by recognising and building on prior knowledge and experience and by facilitating development of subject-related and transferable skills. There are various forms of assessment including case study analysis, portfolio of evidence of practice, essays, written examination and a project containing evidence of research methods and analysis will be used to monitor your progress. Class sizes for attendance based modules are normally around 8-10 students. This ensures that students receive excellent support from tutors and benefit from sharing experiences with peers.

Teaching Hours and Attendance

Each module which you study on campus will require you to attend classes and carry out independent work. Your attendance at QMU will depend on which module you are studying.

Links with Industry / Professional Bodies

On graduation you will be accredited by the Society and College of Radiographers.


The full MSc Radiotherapy award of 180 credits will require study of two modules of 90 credits - Research Methods (30 credits), a project (60 credits), and the remaining 90 credits to be taken from the following modules:

  • Emerging Technologies in Radiotherapy (30 credits) (distance learning)
  • Management of Prostate Cancer (30 credits) (distance learning)
  • Management of Breast Cancer (30 credits) (distance learning)
  • Radiotherapy Verification and Analysis (30 credits)
  • Decision Taking in Radiotherapy Planning for Palliative Cancers (30 credits)
  • Decision Taking in Radiotherapy Planning for Breast Cancer (30 credits)
  • The Principles of Gynaecological Brachytherapy (30 credits) 
  • The Clinical Practice of Vaginal Vault Brachytherapy (30 credits)
  • Planning and Delivery of Gynaecological Brachytherapy (30 credits)
  • Ultrasound Localisation Procedures for Intrauterine Brachytherapy Insertions (30 credits)
  • 3-D Computerised Tomography (CT) Treatment Planning for Vaginal Vault Brachytherapy (30 credits)
  • Imaging Modalities (Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Positron Emission Tomography ) for Therapeutic Radiographers (30 credits)
  • Image Interpretation and Pattern Recognition for Therapeutic Radiographers (choice of Abdomen/ Pelvis– Thorax/ CNS-Head/Neck)/Independent Study/ Current Developments (30 credits)
  • The Principals of Gynaecological Brachytherapy (15 credits)
  • Leading in Healthcare (15 credits)
  • Managing Change in Healthcare (15 credits)
  • Independent Study (15 credits)

These modules were correct at the time of posting (September 17) butthis course is due for revalidation in Spring 2018. It is likely that this will result in module changes. Please check the website for updates.

Single Modules for CPD

Register as an associate student to study single modules in areas of interest. Contact Gareth Hill  for more information.


This course is part of continuing professional development and is designed to improve the delivery of the service. Gaining this qualification may enhance your career prospects within the profession of radiography.

Quick Facts

  • This course is accredited by the Society and College of Radiographers.
  • The course offers advanced practice modules.
  • The course offers a flexible approach to learning.

Entry Requirements

BSc (Hons) Therapeutic Radiography or equivalent. Normally, you will be an HCPC registered professional practising in an oncology-related setting

Application Deadline


More Information and Contacts

Admissions or Gareth Hill on tel: +44(0)131 474 0000.

Please Note:

The delivery of this course is subject to the terms and conditions set out in our 2018/19 Entry - Terms and Conditions (Postgraduate).



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Course Overview

Part-time: 3-7 years
Start Date
September 2018
A mix of block attendance at QMU, online learning and work-based learning
Study Abroad
School of Health Sciences
Subject Area
Fees & Funding