B.Sc. Blended

Healthcare Science (Respiratory and Sleep Physiology) (Hons)

Swansea University

36 months
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The Healthcare Science (Respiratory and Sleep Physiology) (Hons) programme from Swansea University will give you the expert training you need to begin a rewarding career working with doctors and other healthcare professionals to diagnose and treat people with respiratory disease and sleep-related breathing disorders.


Studying the structure and functions of the respiratory system, together with the latest diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, you will combine in-depth academic work with practical clinical and technological skills in a range of specialised healthcare settings.

Respiratory and Sleep Physiology is an exciting field that requires a high level of responsibility, accuracy, and problem-solving ability. As a respiratory and sleep physiologist, you will work with patients of all ages and disabilities, performing a wide range of diagnostic tests and developing treatment plans.


On graduation from Healthcare Science (Respiratory and Sleep Physiology) (Hons) programme at Swansea University, you will be eligible to join the voluntary register with the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists and enter the workplace as an independent practitioner.

Within the NHS, the starting salary for Respiratory and Sleep Physiologists is £24,214, rising to £43,772. There are also excellent prospects to work in research, education, management, Her Majesty’s Forces, governmental departments and the private sector.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • You will also benefit from a real-life patient setting in our award-winning Health and Wellbeing Academy, an on-site clinic that provides health and wellbeing services for the local community in collaboration with the NHS.
  • 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.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Typical A-level Offer

  • Minimum BBB at A level, including an A level in science or maths.  
Typical Access to Science Offer
  • Distinction and Merit profile against the rules of combination. We do not accept Access to Healthcare or Access to Healthcare and Nursing. 
Typical BTEC Offer
  • DDD
Typical Welsh BACC Offer
  • Pass at B and either BB at A level (including Maths or Physics) or DD at BTEC
Irish Leaving Certificate
  • 360

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Swansea

727 - 1379 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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