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Healthcare Science (Radiotherapy Physics) BSc (Hons)

Swansea University

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    5 (Medical Technology)
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    / 100
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    / 5.00
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    BSc (Hons)

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Course Summary

This course is accredited by The National School of Healthcare and Science and The Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine. Our BSc in Radiotherapy Physics will give you the expert training you need to begin a rewarding and highly skilled career in the healthcare profession as a dosimetrist in radiotherapy physics. Over this structured, modular degree, you will learn about using radiotherapy to treat various cancers. You will combine in-depth academic work with practical clinical and technological skills in a range of specialised healthcare settings.

Radiotherapy Physics is a vital field of medicine requiring a high level of responsibility and technical skill. As a radiotherapy physicist/radiotherapy physics technologist, you will work as part of a team to develop individual treatment plans for people with cancer and be responsible for the precise calibration and use of sophisticated radiotherapy equipment.

As your career progresses, you will have excellent opportunities for advanced practice and further study to Masters and doctoral level. Job prospects are excellent, with nearly 100 % of Healthcare Sciences students going on to work in their chosen profession within six months of graduating. 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.

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  • A level
  • Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
  • Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

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Including an A level in Biology, Mathematics or Physics.

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About this University

Swansea University is set on two beachfront campuses either side of Swansea's bustling city centre, offering students the perfect combination of study and seaside living. The university provides outstanding teaching, learning and positive outcomes for its students (awarded a gold rating, TEF 2018).


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