Our BSc in Radiation Physics will give you the expert training you need to begin a rewarding and highly skilled career in the healthcare profession as a radiation physicist.
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 physicist, 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 Masters and doctoral level.
WHY RADIATION PHYSICS AT SWANSEA?
We are one of just a handful of universities in the UK offering a BSc in Radiation Physics and the only one in Wales.
Our course is accredited by the National School of Healthcare and Science, the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, and the Register of Clinical Technologists.
Many of our academic staff are also practising healthcare scientists, providing an unrivalled combination of scientific rigour and professional expertise.
Places are also available if you receive sponsorship from a healthcare employer and in some circumstances; we may accept self-funded places with standard tuition fees if you are able to secure your own work placement.
In addition to the Swansea University Open Days we have a Health Careers Open Day where you can find out more about our courses in Aberystwyth on May 1st 2019 – Register
YOUR RADIATION PHYSICS EXPERIENCE
Our excellent facilities in the College of Human and Health Sciences include a realistic clinical suite so you can put your theoretical knowledge into practice in an environment that reflects as closely as possible the actual conditions that you will experience when you go on placement.
Half your course will be taught at our Singleton Park campus on the edge of the beautiful Gower Peninsula and the other half will take place in healthcare settings.
You will be joining a university that is in the UK top 5 for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2018) and the UK top 10 for graduate prospects (DLHE 2018).
RADIATION PHYSICS CAREERS
Job prospects are excellent, with nearly 100 % of Healthcare Sciences students going on to work in their chosen profession within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers Survey, 2018)
The NHS starting salary for Medical Physics Technologists is around £24,000, rising to £40,000. 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.