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Overview

In this (Hons) Healthcare Science - Cardiac Physiology degree at Swansea University, you will gain the scientific, clinical, and technical knowledge needed to provide specialised care to people living with or suspected of having cardiac disease.

Studying the anatomy and physiology of the heart, together with the latest diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, you will combine in-depth academic work with practical clinical skills in a range of specialised healthcare settings.

Cardiac Physiology is an exciting and rapidly developing field that requires a high level of responsibility and problem-solving ability. As a cardiac physiologist, you will be expected to carry out some work that used to be in the remit of doctors and there are many opportunities for specialist role extension as your career progresses.

Career

The NHS starting salary for Cardiac Physiologists is £23,023, rising to £43,041 with the potential to earn more when you complete an additional doctoral qualification. There are also excellent prospects to work in research, education, management, Her Majesty’s Forces, governmental departments and the private sector.

Job prospects are excellent, with nearly 100% of Healthcare Sciences students going on to work in their chosen profession within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers Survey 2018)

Accreditation

Accredited by The National School of Healthcare and Science, The Society for Cardiological Science and Technology and The Registration Council for Clinical Physiology

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Instrumentation Signal Processing and Imaging
  • Healthcare Science Work Based Placement 
  • Professional Practice 
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Measurement of Resting Cardiovascular Function

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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

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

Funding

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