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Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology) (Hons)

Swansea University

36 months
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Turn your interests in human biology and health and wellbeing into a rewarding and valued career with the Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology) (Hons) programme from Swansea University.


By taking the Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology) (Hons) programme from 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.


On graduation, you will be eligible to join the voluntary register with the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists or the Academy of Healthcare Science and enter the workplace as an independent practitioner.

The NHS starting salary for Cardiac Physiologists is £24,214, rising to £43,772 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)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Our 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.
  • 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 level, including Biology.  
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 (one in Biology) 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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