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MSc Radiation Therapy

University College Cork

This dedicated Graduate Entry programme offers an accelerated route for graduates from any clinical or science related discipline to gain a recognised qualification in Radiation Therapy. This postgraduate course will prepare graduates for success in a competitive jobs market. Professional accreditation of the programme is on-going so that upon completion, students will be eligible to apply for CORU registration. They will also be eligible for membership of the Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy. This currently is the only MSc (Pre-Registration) Radiation Therapy programme in Ireland.

Radiation Therapists are key members of a team of professionals involved in the delivery of a course of treatment to patients with a cancer diagnosis. The role can be both physically and mentally demanding but also very rewarding. It involves building positive, nurturing relationships with patients on a long-term basis.  Radiation Therapists must have good interpersonal and communication skills to deal with patients and families at a very stressful and traumatic time. They must also be detail orientated as the role requires precise calculation and safe operation of sophisticated equipment. They must also be capable of working within a multi-disciplinary team in the assessment, planning and treatment of patients.

Placement or Study Abroad Information

Students will have opportunities to study for up to 4 weeks with our Erasmus partners abroad. Currently we can offer study abroad in Malta, Switzerland, and the UK. Clinical education is an integral and invaluable component of the programme. It is strongly embedded within the course structure. Preceding campus-based studies provide the skills and knowledge which students require in order to be prepared for their placements. The course will offer a balance of university and practice-based experiences with students completing over 1200 hours of clinical placement in sites in Cork University Hospital and other private hospitals in the South/South West region of Ireland.

This experience will provide the students with all the necessary skill set to work in other hospitals both in Ireland and abroad.

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Listed below are the documents required to apply for this course.
€20,130 Per Year

International student tuition fee

2 years


Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024

Mode of Study

  • Full Time