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Practical and Theoretical Radiotherapy Physics Courses

Course overview 

This course provides practical and theoretical education for the support of a modern radiotherapy physics service within radiotherapy.

It is aimed primarily at recently qualified radiotherapy physicists, but should also be invaluable to post-graduate students, researchers, clinical oncologists, engineers, radiographers, manufacturers’ representatives and in fact, anyone needing to deepen or update their understanding of this rapidly evolving field.

The faculty is composed of physicists, clinicians and radiographers, many of whom are internationally renowned for their expertise. Saturday workshops and demonstrations make full use of the facilities of the Radiotherapy and Physics Departments of The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. The course content is reviewed annually to reflect changes in practice and technology.

Course details

12-16 January 2021: Radiation Dosimetry, Treatment Planning and Patient Specific Dosimetry, to be held in Sutton.

2-6 March 2021: Accelerator Design, Radiobiology, Quality Assurance, Brachytherapy and Radiotherapy Imaging, to be held in Chelsea.

  Please note:

    The November 2020 course has been moved to 12-16 January 2021 due to COVID-19.

     Please complete our fillable form on the link below and note payment options.

A Course in Radiotherapy Physics 2020

Course fees

The cost for each course week, including practicals, is £750. For those wishing to book the complete two weeks, the cost is £1,250.  

External, full-time PhD students with proof of academic registration can book the eight lecture days of both weeks for a total of £700.

All full course fees include course books, lunches, light refreshments and a course dinner, as appropriate. Accommodation is available in a local hotel at approximately £120 per night extra.

For registration details you can email the course secretary


Further details on course content can be obtained from the course organisers:


Margaret Bidmead
Tel: +44 (0)20 7808 2506
Fax: +44 (0)20 7808 2522

Dr. Michael Thomas
Tel:  +44 (0)20 8661 3475
Fax: +44 (0)20 8643 3812


PhD studentships

Applications for PhD studentships are now open. We’re searching for the brightest minds in cancer research. The next deadline for applications is 27 September.

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