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Overview

During this (Hons) Healthcare Science - Neurophysiology programme at Swansea University, you will learn about the function of the nervous system and the conditions that affect it, such as stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, dementia, and nerve and muscle dysfunction.

As you progress, you will develop the understanding and confidence to undertake specialist procedures in neurophysiology, combining your in-depth academic work with practical clinical skills in a range of specialised healthcare settings.

Neurophysiology is an exciting field that requires a high level of responsibility and problem-solving ability. As a neurophysiologist, you will frequently carry out investigations in dedicated environments or departments, such as intensive care settings and operating theatres, working with patients of all ages.

Half your course will be taught at our Singleton Park campus on the edge of the beautiful Gower Peninsula and the other half will take place in healthcare settings. We have very strong links with healthcare providers and Welsh health boards, opening up a wide range of clinical placement opportunities for you.

Career

There is currently a shortage of neurophysiologists in the UK, so job prospects are excellent. The NHS starting salary for Neurophysiologists is around £23,023, rising to £43,041.

There are also many opportunities to work in research, education, management, and the private sector.

Nearly 100% of ur Healthcare Sciences students go on to work in their chosen profession within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers Survey,2018), and there are also excellent opportunities for further study to Master’s and doctoral level as your career progresses.

Accreditation

Accredited by National School of Healthcare Science

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Instrumentation Signal Processing and Imaging
  • Applied Neurophysiology and Instrumentation
  • Neuroanatomy and Physiology
  • Evoked Potentials
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Professional Practice 
  • Research Methods and Statistics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate - applicants will be able to meet our requirements from three A-levels or two A-levels and the Skills Challenge Certificate.
  • Extended Project Qualification - applicants predicted grade B or above in EPQ will receive an offer with a one-grade reduction.  e.g., an offer of AAB would become ABB plus EPQ B.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • If you are funded by the NHS (WEDS) your fees will be covered in full. 

Living costs for Swansea

  • 727 - 1380 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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