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.
WHY RADIOTHERAPY PHYSICS AT SWANSEA?
Our course is accredited by the National School of Healthcare and Science and The Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine.
Many of our academic staff are also practising healthcare scientists, providing an unrivalled combination of scientific rigour and professional expertise.
If you can commit to working in Wales for two years after graduating, you could get your tuition fees covered in full through the NHS Wales Bursary Scheme, as well as maintenance funding of up to £4,491 and a reduced rate loan from Student Finance.
Places are also available if you are 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 RADIOTHERAPY 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.
We have very strong links with healthcare providers and Welsh health boards, opening up a wide range of clinical placement opportunities for you.
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).
RADIOTHERAPY 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 clinical dosimetrists 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.