M.Sc. On Campus

Radiation Biology

University of Oxford

12 months
26940 GBP/year
10970 GBP/year
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This one-year, full-time, taught course leads to an MSc in Radiation Biology at the University of Oxford, which comprises a five-month theoretical lecture-based syllabus followed by a six-month research project. 


The five-month core theoretical Radiation Biology course at the University of Oxford covers the emerging areas of fundamental radiation biology for oncology and its treatment by radiotherapy, along with the hazards associated with radiation exposure. Lectures will also introduce students to key areas of research and innovative developments in treatment.

Each module is delivered over a period of one or two weeks and together the 12 modules comprise the core content of the course. Lectures will be led by local, national and international experts, with time allocated for questions and informal discussion. These lectures are supported by additional tutorials, practical sessions and demonstrations given by local staff to provide a wide knowledge and understanding of radiation biology.


The allocation of graduate supervision is the responsibility of the Department of Oncology and it is not always possible to accommodate the preferences of incoming graduate students to work with a particular member of staff. Under exceptional circumstances a supervisor may be found outside the Department of Oncology.

In the case of students who require specific help to adjust to an academic programme or to a new range of skills, the MSc course director and administrator will work with them to ensure that they have additional support.

Graduate destinations

Many of the Department of Oncology's former students have continued academic studies towards a PhD/DPhil, applied to study medicine or returned to finalise their clinical training or become academic professionals in the area of radiation protection. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physics and Chemistry of Radiation Action
  • Molecular Radiation Biology
  • Cellular Radiation Biology
  • Normal Tissue and Applied Radiation Biology
  • Whole Body Exposure and Carcinogenesis
  • Radiation Epidemiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Applications may remain open after this deadline if places are still available.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
    • CV/résumé
    • Statement of purpose/personal statement: A maximum of 700 words
    • Written work: Two essays of a maximum of 2,000 words each
    • References/letters of recommendation: Three overall, all of which must be academic

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26940 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26940 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10970 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10970 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Oxford

939 - 1530 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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