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Advanced Practice Radiotherapy  MSc / Postgrad Diploma / Postgrad Certificate

Overview

The MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Radiotherapy) is a flexible, professionally orientated programme for therapeutic radiographers. The course prepares students for new, efficient and ethical ways of working that offer better quality of life and quality of care by placing service users and carers at the centre of decision-making and service redesign. Students will be able to respond better to the increasing pressures on the current healthcare system.

The course offers teaching in the latest theoretical and clinical developments relating to radiotherapy. It also develops research skills and critical thinking and provides the opportunity to conduct a research project under expert supervision, laying the foundations for independent research in the future. The aim is to provide students with the opportunity to create a challenging and rewarding Master's programme tailored to personal development needs.

Dean's Scholarships

For those starting in January and/or September 2015, there are up to 12 Dean's Scholarships available, based on academic and clinical excellence. Each scholarship is worth £2,500, and will be awarded to students across all the routes of this course. Find out if you qualify and how to apply.

Who is the course for?

The course is for therapy radiographers with several years of clinical practice and typically working at Band 7 or above and wanting to take on an advanced practice role.

Why study Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Radiotherapy) at City?

  • Enhance your existing practice and theory giving you greater confidence to progress towards advanced practice leadership and research activity with a specific focus on radiotherapy
  • Tailor the course to meet your personal and professional needs
  • Expand and share your knowledge and experience with your fellow students across disciplines and professions
  • Learn from academics that are internationally recognised in their fields and have contributed to highly regarded published literature
  • Advance your career and professional aspirations

Entry Requirements:

The minimum entry qualifications for applicants:

Typically an honours degree (2:1 or above) in Radiography (radiotherapy) from a UK Universityor

An appropriate professional qualification such as a Diploma of the College of Radiographers; successfully demonstrating the required academic level by completing a pre-course assignment (early application is recommended).

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Course Fees:

  • Part-time EU: £3,750 per year
  • Part-time Non EU: £7,500 per year
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Start Date:

The course starts in September and January each academic year.

How to Apply

Entry Requirements

The minimum entry qualifications for applicants:

Typically an honours degree (2:1 or above) in Radiography (radiotherapy) from a UK Universityor

An appropriate professional qualification such as a Diploma of the College of Radiographers; successfully demonstrating the required academic level by completing a pre-course assignment (early application is recommended).or

If you have non-standard qualifications you may apply subject to confirmation your qualifications are acceptable and equivalent to an honours degree in Radiography (Radiotherapy), from a UK university.

Applicants should have appropriate clinical experience within radiotherapy to be working towards or at advanced level practice.

Students are expected to continue in their clinical posts whilst studying on the programme.

Applicants wishing to undertake RCM125 Work based learning - expert / specialist practice must have the relevant scope of practice to undertake the programme of study in the clinical area as defined by the University and relevant clinical manager.

The University is unable to assist with arranging placements. The programme is part time only and contains both taught class room and distance learning elements.

English Requirements

For students whose first language is not English, one of the following is also required:

  • A first degree from a UK university or an overseas institution recognised by the University as providing adequate evidence of proficiency in the English language, for example, from institutions in Australia, Canada or the USA
  • IELTS: 7.0
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: 72.

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

Visa Requirements

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.  

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course; there are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than 6 months
  • Students on courses of less than 6 months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English Language course

Please note: If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City University London courses on a part-time basis.

For more information see our main Visa page.

When and Where

Start Date:
The course starts in September and January each academic year.
Duration:
Part-time: MSc: three years. Postgraduate Diploma: two years. Postgraduate Certificate: one year. Attendance will vary depending on the modules undertaken and could be one day a week for twelve weeks, one day a month for six months or distance learning where there is no attendance requirement.

Course Content

Length of course:

The normal period of registration is as follows:

  • Masters degree - this is only offered as a two years taught programme for part-time students (plus up to one year for dissertation)
  • Postgraduate Diploma - this is only offered as a two years taught programme for part-time students
  • Postgraduate Certificate - these are not offered on a full-time basis. The maximum period of registration for a Postgraduate Certificate is two years.

Alternatively students can take modules from this Masters degree as standalone CPPD (Continuing Personal and Professional Development) courses. In this case, course costs might vary. For further information please click on the CPPD links below each module.

Course Structure

Postgraduate Certificate

or

PG Diploma (120 credits)

Or

Students can select from the module pool above to achieve the additional credit for the Diploma.

You may negotiate with the programme director to choose one 15 credit module from within the School of Health Sciences as long as the learning outcomes are in line with those of your programme (e.g. from the Health Management Programme).

MSc (180 credits)

Diploma above plus:

Read the full 2015 programme specification.

Teaching and Assessment

A blended approach to learning and teaching is adopted including university-based taught modules; e-learning and work-based learning. Modules are run by experienced practitioners and leading researchers, using a variety of direct and interactive teaching methods. Students will learn in large and small multi-professional and multi-disciplinary groups and will be supported and encouraged to participate in independent learning.

Assessments are varied to meet the practice and academic challenges of a Masters level course, while recognising the need for motivating, realistic and relevant activity. Assessment is diverse and includes essays; reflective practice; clinical portfolios; practice-based assessments; poster presentations; case studies; e-learning tasks; and data analysis.

Read the full 2015 programme specification.

Fees

  • Part-time EU: £3,750 per year
  • Part-time Non EU: £7,500 per year
DegreeHome/EU full-time 2015/16Home/EU part-time 2015/16Non EU (overseas) full-time 2015/16Non EU (overseas) part-time 2015/16
MSc (180 credits)N/A£3,750N/A£7,500
PG Diploma (120 credits)N/A£3,500N/A£7,000
PG Certificate (60 credits, one year course)N/A£3,500N/A£7,000

Please note that fees are subject to annual increases.Please note, if you register on a PG Certificate (or PG Diploma) and then with to proceed to study for a PG Diploma (or MSc) you will be moved onto a modular route and charged per module.


Module fee Home/EU 2015/16Module fee Non EU (overseas) 2015/16
15 credit module fee£1,000£2,000
30 credit module fee£2,000£4,000
Dissertation (60 credits, one year course)£2,000£4,000

Funding

For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Postgraduate Fees and Finance.

Future Finance Loans

Future Finance offers students loans of between £2,500 and £40,000 to help cover tuition fees and living expenses. All students and courses are considered. All loans are subject to credit checks and approval for further details please visit the City Finance website.

Scholarships

The School of Health Sciences believes that exceptional academic and clinical performance should be recognised and rewarded. We have several scholarships available for students starting on our courses this September and January:

Apply for scholarships using the official scholarships form.

Bursaries

You may also be eligible to apply for a means-tested NHS bursary. Please visit the NHS Bursary page of our website, or the

NHS Student Bursaries website for details.

Career Prospects

Students gain practice specific knowledge and research skills to enhance their career opportunities with an emphasis on advanced-level practice.


Further Information

+44 (0)20 7040 5000

pghealth@city.ac.uk