About the Programme

Master’s studies in radiography are open in the Baltic countries at Tartu Health Care College. The opening of the master’s programme is a logical continuation of the radiography curriculum at the bachelor level that was opened in 1999 and has successfully passed international evaluation. The 2-year Master’s Programme in Radiography (specialisation field Radiotherapy) is aimed at radiographers working in radiotherapy or willing to commence working in the field of radiotherapy. Radiotherapy is a relevant field of medicine due to increasing cancer rates. Radiotherapy uses high-tech equipment that is constantly evolving, resulting in a need for radiotherapy radiographers with excellent specialist competences.

The master’s programme in radiography is aimed to support professional development among radiographers by providing the students with the competences required for

  • specialist work in clinical settings
  • conduct of research
  • a teaching position
  • a management position

Excellent learning infrastructure at the college, as well as cutting edge medical technology and competent supervisors in clinical settings are supporting the clinical skill development of students. Theoretical studies and practical training are conducted by the teaching staff involving internationally recognised experts in the field. The language of instruction is English.

Master in Radiography in Radiotherapy

Form of study: Full-time study
Workload of programme: 120 ECTS
Standard period of study: 2 years
Language of instruction: English
Conditions for commencing studies: Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification in Radiography

The applicants are ranked based on the following two criteria: 

  • the average result of the applicant’s Bachelor studies (40 %)
  • admission interview (60 %)

The programme consists of the following modules:

  • Master’s thesis (30 ECTS)
  • Specialist subjects in Radiotherapy (30 ECTS) 
  • Internship in Radiotherapy (30 ECTS)
  • Basic subjects (30 ECTS, incl. elective subjects 6 ECTS)

Title of academic degree awarded on graduation: Master’s Degree in Radiography (Radiotherapy)

Tuition fee: 3300 EUR per academic year. The tuition fees of each semester have to be paid before the beginning of studies of the particular semester.

There are tuition waivers available for top-ranked applicants in 2022 for students from specific regions:

  1. Four (4) tuition waivers for Estonian applicants.
  2. Four (4) tuition waivers for EU/Georgia applicants.
  3. Three (3) tuition waivers for other applicants from Ukraine who can also apply for scholarships.

The tuition fee waiver means that the students receiving this scholarship do not have to pay the tuition fee, if they complete a full-time study load. If students on tuition fee waiver study places fail to complete sufficient amount of credits per semester, they have to pay for the credits not earned.

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General structure of the programme

Semester ISemester IISemester IIISemester IV
Module of basic subjects (30 ECTS)Development of radiotherapy and the radiographer profession in international cooperation
(4 ECTS)
(6 ECTS)
(6 ECTS)
(6 ECTS)
Pedagogical practice
(8 ECTS)
Module of Master’s thesis (30 ECTS)Master’s thesis I
(10 ECTS)
thesis II
(4 ECTS)
thesis III
(4 ECTS)
thesis IV
(12 ECTS)
Module of  specialist subjects in Radiotherapy
(30 ECTS)
Introduction to cancer and cancer management
(5 ECTS)
Radiotherapy physics and radiobiology
(5 ECTS)
Radiotherapy and the principles and practice of pre-treatment procedures
(5 ECTS)
Introduction to radiotherapy treatment planning (5 ECTS)
Principles and practice of radiotherapy delivery and patient care
(10 ECTS)
Module of internship in Radiotherapy
(30 ECTS)
Internship I
(10 ECTS)
Internship II
(16 ECTS)
Internship III
(4 ECTS)
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