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  • Study Type

    Distance learning available

  • Subject Areas


  • Start Date

    September, January

  • Course Duration

    3 years distance learning

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees


  • Last Updated

    02 August 2019

On this course, you'll study remotely around your existing radiotherapy position, and enhance your clinical practices as you do so. You'll benefit from excellent web–based learning materials, and a supportive online community of students and lecturers. Upon graduating, you'll have attained worthwhile specialist skills and qualifications.

  • Develop an understanding of the key practices surrounding simulating and evaluating radiation doses for radiotherapy.
  • Learn to apply critical thinking skills regarding current and future radiotherapy planning issues to practice.
  • Gain research skills and apply them in your final dissertation.
  • Work around your own commitments and requirements, with exceptional online support and resources.

How you learn

We supply you with a range of online learning resources, including access to library resources and databases. Each module provides clear guidance on how to approach your self–directed study, enhanced by online, tutor–facilitated discussions.

This course meets the workforce transformation needs of employers, and your development needs as a healthcare professional by offering clear, flexible study routes, enabling you to specialise or transform your practice or career.

You can study individual modules from this course and gain academic credit towards a qualification. Visit our continuing professional development website for more information.

You learn through:

  • online materials
  • project and research work
  • case studies

Applied learning

Work placements

This is a post–registration course, supporting practitioners already working in this field. As such, much of the learning and assessment you undertake will be related to, and based on, the work you are undertaking in your local practice.

Live projects

In the final masters stage you research a specific area of interest relevant to your professional role and priorities in radiotherapy planning practice. This enables you to specialise in your chosen topic, develop expertise and hopefully influence practice or policy.

Networking opportunities

You will have regular opportunities to engage in online discussions with your peers during your study on the range of modules available to you. These tutor–directed activities enable you to share your ideas and experiences from your local practice and make connections with other individuals who have common goals and may face similar challenges. On some modules, you may also have the opportunity to communicate with experts in the field of Radiotherapy Planning or other related topics, for example, during the delivery of a live webinar.

Future careers

This course enhances your existing career as a:

  • radiotherapist
  • dosimetrist
  • clinical scientist
  • oncologist


This course is accredited by the College of Radiographers.

Where will I study?

You study at your own location by distance learning.

Equipment and facilities

You will require access to a Radiotherapy Planning suite and a planning computer.


Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.

Year 1

Compulsory modules:

  • Contemporary Radiotherapy Planning Practice - 30 credits - Coursework 
  • Image Guided Radiotherapy - 30 credits - Coursework 

Year 2

Compulsory modules:

  • Researching For Practice - 15 credits

Elective modules:

  • Advancing Radiotherapy Planning Practice - 30 credits
  • Breast Cancer Radiotherapy - 15 credits
  • Evidencing Your Cpd - 15 credits
  • Expert Practice For Extended Roles In Radiotherapy And Oncology - 30 credits
  • Head And Neck Cancer - 15 credits
  • Interprofessional Education - 15 credits
  • Planning Service Improvement - 15 credits
  • Radiotherapy Planning And Applied Oncology - 15 credits

Final year

Compulsory modules:

  • Dissertation - 60 credits

How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

Apply now

Visit the Radiotherapy Planning Practice (MSc) page on the Sheffield Hallam University website for more details!





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