The (Hons) Healthcare Science - Nuclear Medicine programme at Swansea University will give you the expert training you need to begin a rewarding and highly skilled career working in the healthcare profession as a medical physics technologist/nuclear medicine technologist.
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Over three years (Hons) Healthcare Science - Nuclear Medicine programme at Swansea University you will learn about using isotopes and various forms of radiation to diagnose and treat many diseases, including different types of cancers, heart disease, gastrointestinal, endocrine and neurological disorders.

You will combine in-depth academic work with practical clinical and technological skills in a range of specialised healthcare settings.

Nuclear Medicine is an exciting, continually developing field that requires a high level of responsibility and technical skill. As a medical physics technologist, you will be operating, maintaining, and monitoring complex, specialised equipment used in the diagnosis and treatment of patients of all ages. 

As your career progresses, you will have excellent opportunities for advanced practice and further study to Masters and doctoral level.


The excellent facilities in the College of Human and Health Sciences include a realistic clinical suite so you can put your theoretical knowledge into practice in an environment that reflects as closely as possible the actual conditions that you will experience when you go on placement.

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. 


Accredited by The National School of Healthcare and Science.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Professional Practice 
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Healthcare Science
  • Pathophysiology for Healthcare Science
  • Basics of Mathematics and Physics for Healthcare Science
  • Scientific Basis of Medical Physics
  • Informatics and Statistics
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Instrumentation, Signal Processing and Imaging
  • Healthcare Science Work Based Placement 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

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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

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Swansea

  • 727 - 1380 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


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