Master of Radiation Therapy

Monash University

The Master of Radiation Therapy is designed for those with a degree in science or a related health discipline wishing to become a registered Radiation Therapist. Students will gain knowledge and understanding of the scientific concepts and principles underpinning medical radiations science practice including optimisation of equipment, quality assurance and the biological consequences of ionising and non-ionising medical radiations. This is the only distance learning graduate entry radiation therapy program offered in Australia and it may be available if students are interstate and want to study in their home state.

Course Fee:

Australian: $56,000
International: $90,000

Entry Requirements:

Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in science or health science including study of human anatomy and physiology with at least credit (60%) average, or qualification/experience or satisfactory substitute. Applicants must have passed Year 12 Physics or at a higher level, or equivalent bridging course. Suitably qualified international students wishing to study in their country of residence must satisfy the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences in respect to the appropriateness of their clinical supervision.


Continuous clinical attachments are a key feature of the course and as such clinical hours will be greater compared to other entry to practice Radiation Therapy courses. Placements are available in large teaching hospitals and private practices to ensure students gain the best opportunities. Placements are also available in rural settings and interstate.

Subjects you can Study:

Nuclear medicine; Radiation therapy, Medical ultrasound

Further information:

This intensive, workplace-based course provides students with a fast-track qualification because they study full-time in three semesters, including a summer semester each year. Students will be taught by leading academics with extensive experience in the practice of radiation therapy and science.


This accreditation of this course with its previous title, the Master of Medical Radiations (Radiation Therapy) transitioned across when the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia was created in July 2012. The Master of Radiation Therapy is scheduled to be assessed by the Accreditation Committee of the Board in 2017. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply for general (full) registration as a radiation therapist from the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (subject to English language requirements). All students will be registered as student practitioners with the Medical Radiations Practice Board through the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Clayton No info No Online 2 years

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