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Course Information and Fees

BSc: Radiation Therapy bachelor of science

Radiation Therapy

BSc: (bachelor of science)

The aim of this four year professional degree is to develop professionals who, in addition to demonstrating the knowledge and skills required in Radiation Therapy, have also gained experience in applying such knowledge and skills in the appropriate workplace context.

The Radiation Therapist should be proficient in a range of generic and academic skills, having a broad integrated knowledge of health science. The radiographer should be a reflective practitioner and a life-long learner in the profession in order to benefit the community and society.

The curriculum facilitates the holistic development of the student. Students gain professional skills in the clinical environment. This involves working with patients as part of the Health Care Team.

Career Information
Radiation Therapy involves the use of high energy radiation to administer a therapeutic dose to a patient, and is mainly but not exclusively used to treat malignant diseases. Radiation Therapy is given in conjunction with other modalities, with Radiation Therapists forming part of a multidisciplinary team. While Radiation Therapy is the main focus, the Radiation Therapists also have to manage the psychological and emotional aspects that the patient may experience during the course of treatment being administered. Treatment simulation, graphic planning, dosimetry, quality assurance, counselling and treatment delivery are some of the aspects applicable to this profession.

Career Opportunities
Graduates find employment in academic hospitals, private and public practice both nationally and internationally, research institutes, and related industries.

Admission requirements


For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.

General admission requirements

Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.

Additional admission requirements


For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.

Postgraduate admission requirements

Syllabus and fees

First Year

Compulsory subject(s):
36950 ZAR

Second Year

Compulsory subject(s):
37400 ZAR

Third Year

Compulsory subject(s):
37550 ZAR

Fourth Year

Compulsory subject(s):
Select one of the following electives:
Choose 1 subject from the following
81100 ZAR
Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time /

Course is offered on Bellville Campus.

For any queries get in touch with:

Contact: Ms Bridget Wyrley-Birch
Telephone: 021 959 6538/6045
Fax: -

Contact: Ms Sonja Fortuin
Telephone: 021 959 6538
Fax: -

NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2021 academic year and are provided to assist you in your planning.



This information is subject to change based on approval and accreditation of HEQSF aligned qualifications.

Admission requirements may therefore differ between the existing qualification and the HESQF aligned qualification. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page; however the University reserves the right at any time, if circumstances require, to make changes to any of the published details.