What will I learn?

UON is Australia’s leading radiation therapy trainer. Our graduates are sought after worldwide, working to eradicate cancer using superb medical competence and the world’s most advanced cancer treatment technology. As a radiation therapist, you can make a real difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families.

What is radiation therapy Also known as radiotherapy, radiation therapy uses sophisticated radiation technology to target and destroy cancer cells and shrink tumours – allowing cancer to be treated, managed and cured. It can be the main treatment, or used alongside other treatments such as surgery or chemotherapy.

What you will study

UON’s Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Radiation Therapy) combines theoretical and scientific knowledge with practical learning. You will:

Build essential clinical reasoning and patient management skills using our latest patient treatment labs on campus.

Develop exceptional communication and interpersonal skills needed to support patients and their families.

Gain professional radiation therapy skills through case-based training, integrating learning into real situations and interactive teamwork activities.

Develop critical research skills that will set you in good stead for life-long learning in the ever-evolving field of radiation therapy.

Areas of study include:

  • anatomy
  • behavioural science
  • clinical methods
  • imaging and treatment technologies
  • oncology
  • physiology
  • research

Career opportunities

Our radiation therapy graduates are very employable and highly regarded. About 92% of our graduates find work before, or soon after, finishing their studies.

UON radiation therapy graduates are qualified to register and work as radiation therapists, health care professionals who use anatomical and functional imaging studies to design courses of treatment for patients with malignant disease. Radiation therapists also use a range of advanced technology to implement daily treatment.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health and Medicine



Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$35,730.00 (US$ 26,542) per year
The University of Newcastle is pleased to announce a new Study from Home Fee Waiver for commencing international students who cannot study in Australia due to border closures. Do not delay your study plans – start studying online and complete your studies in Australia when borders open. For students who commence studies online and offshore, we are offering a discount of up to 20%.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

21 February 2022


University of Newcastle

Callaghan Campus,

University Drive,


New South Wales,

2308, NEWCASTLE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

There are a number of ways to gain entry to undergraduate programs at the University of Newcastle. You may be considered for admission on the basis of: a completed NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) or equivalent – irrespective of age of qualification; completed or partly completed higher education studies; TAFE/VET qualifications, with a minimum of a completed Certificate III (AQF level 3), excluding the Bachelor of Nursing; TAFE/VET qualifications, with a minimum of a completed Certificate II (AQF level 2) in conjunction with meeting additional performance based selection criteria for the Bachelor of Music and associated combined degrees; completion of a recognised enabling program within a 10 year period preceding admission to the University; overseas qualifications equivalent to Australian studies. English language requirement: TOEFL paper-based test score of 500; TOEFL internet based score of 60; IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0; PTE GSE score of 50; Cambridge English: Advanced score of 52.

For international students

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC).

TOEFL paper-based test score of 589; TOEFL internet based score of 94; IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0; PTE GSE score of 65; Cambridge English: Advanced score of 67.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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About University of Newcastle

The University of Newcastle offers more than 180 undergraduate and postgraduate programs across a wide variety of subject areas.

  • 15 of its subjects are placed in the world’s top 200
  • Ranked as one of the top 200 universities worldwide
  • Over 180 undergraduate and postgraduate study options
  • International students supported by a dedicated team