• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

Once you’ve finished, you’ll be qualified to register as a clinical healthcare scientist in the physiological sciences. You’ll study units that lay the groundwork in biochemistry and the physiological systems as well as studying an academic core of topics in your chosen specialism of cardiac physiology, neurophysiology or respiratory and sleep physiology. From there, you’ll study subjects specific to your chosen specialism. Whichever route is right for you, you’ll see that practice makes perfect – as you’ll do work-based clinical placements, completing a total of 50 weeks in all.

You’ll build the knowledge, clinical training and skills you’ll require as you prepare to team up with other health professionals in the important work of diagnosing and treating disease.

If you’re shortlisted for entry onto this (Hons) Healthcare Science (Physiological Sciences) degree from Manchester Metropolitan University, you must attend for interview in person as part of the selection process. You’ll have to pass a medical examination and be vaccinated to work in medical fields. You’ll also need a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service certificate, which is completed through the University early in the course. This degree is not available to overseas applicants.

Careers

Many of our graduates work in the NHS as healthcare scientists in cardiology, respiratory and sleep or neurophysiology, according to their specialist area. For those who wish to continue their studies, we offer a range of postgraduate programmes across the breadth of healthcare sciences.

Accreditation

This degree has been developed according to the latest guidance from the Department of Health and all routes are accredited by the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists, with specialist routes accredited by the National School of Healthcare Science.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3 years full-time with clinical placements

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      4-6 years part-time for those in appropriate employment

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Scientific Basis of Physiological Sciences
  • Professional Practice, Research Skills and Physiological Measurements
  • Physiological Systems
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Disease Processes and Statistics
  • Professional Practice, Signal Processing and Instrumentation

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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

  • 120 UCAS Tariff Points at A2 (Grades BBB) including a minimum grade C at A2 in Biology (must include a Pass in the Biology practical assessment), Human Biology or Grade C at A2 in Applied Science. Other Sciences may be considered. General Studies is not accepted.   
  • BTEC Extended Diploma at Level 3 (Grades DDM) in relevant subject (Applied Science)

Specific GCSE requirements

  • GCSE grade C or grade 4 in English Language, Science and Mathematics. GCSE Science and Mathematics requirement may be met through the Level 3 requirements for the course. Please contact the institution if further information is required.

International Baccalaureate points

  • 26 Diploma points with HL Biology at grade 5.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Part-time fees

  • UK/EU/Channel Islands students: £2312.50 per 30 credits studied per year
  • International students: £4,000 per 30 credits studied

Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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