Cardiac Physiology (Healthcare Science) at University of Southampton - UCAS

Course summary

Become a cardiac physiologist with BSc Cardiac Physiology at the University of Southampton. Acquire the skills and expertise to detect and quantify cardiac and respiratory health problems in people of all ages and pathologies, in the rewarding field of cardiac physiology. Your three-year Cardiac Physiology (Healthcare Science) degree focuses on the detection and assessment of heart disease in a wide range of settings, leading to a lifelong, fulfilling career. The course is divided equally between academic and clinical placement learning, giving you the skills to change lives through your specialist care. You will study cardiovascular, respiratory and sleep physiology in your first year, then specialise in cardiac physiology in your second and third years. You will learn how to use specialist diagnostic equipment and interpret clinical information to make key decisions. Our dedicated physiology team will be teaching and supporting you from day one right through to your final year. 100% of our graduates (2021) are employed in cardiac departments and working in the NHS. You will also benefit from 2,000 hours of practice placements working as part of a multidisciplinary team. The BSc Cardiac Physiology degree can be studied over three years full-time or four years part-time. This is the three year, full-time option.


We have a varied range of modules for all years, to ensure you have the learning opportunities to deliver patient care confidently. Examples of core modules for year one include: Work-Based Training 1, An Introduction to Professional Practice (Level 4) Applied Healthcare Science for Cardiac Physiology Foundations of Healthcare Science Principles of Healthcare Science for Cardiac Physiology Scientific Basis of Cardiovascular/Respiratory Sleep Science (part 1) Scientific Basis of Cardiovascular/Respiratory Sleep Science (part 2) For a full list of the modules available, please visit the course page. Please note: information included was correct at time of publication, March 2024.

Assessment method

Throughout your degree you'll be supported to achieve your best in assessments by our vibrant Health Sciences community, your Personal Academic Tutor, and your Practice Mentor. The learning and assessment activities for this course include the following: lectures, classes and tutorials, coursework, individual and group projects and independent learning (studying on your own).

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • The Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP)

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Course not open to international applicants

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Recent relevant study must have been within 3 years GCSEs: Minimum of GCSE Maths and English Language (A*-C or 4-9). You may be required to attend a selection event. Satisfactory Occupational Health and Police checks are required. We are committed to ensuring that all learners with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a learner’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Applicants who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme.

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)7with a minimum of 6.5 in all components

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

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Cardiac Physiology (Healthcare Science) at University of Southampton - UCAS