Healthcare Science (Neurophysiology) Swansea University


Neurophysiology is a branch of healthcare science that investigates nervous system function with the aim of diagnosis and monitoring of neurological disorders including epilepsy, strokes, dementia, nerve and muscle dysfunction and multiple sclerosis.

You will learn how to undertake specialist procedures in neurophysiology, including: EEG (electroencephalography) - recording the electrical activity of the brain; evoked potentials – measuring brain responses to specific stimuli; and assist in EMG (Electromyography) NCS (Nerve Conduction Studies) - assessing nerve and muscle function.

We have a large number of clinical practice rooms, creating an authentic clinical environment. Equipped with the latest technology and equipment, each room offers a unique environment that replicates a wide range of realistic clinical settings. The rooms provide an excellent opportunity for you to put textbook theory into practice and gain confidence and experience in clinical environments.

UK and EU students are eligible to apply for an enhanced support package through the NHS Wales Bursary scheme. *to receive funding, students will have to commit to working in Wales for 2 years following the completion of the course.

Key features -

  • Small student cohorts allow for a personal learning experience

  • 50% of time at University, 50% in practice placements

  • Clinical practice suite allows students to gain confidence and experience before moving onto their work placements.

  • Many subject-specific academic staff are also clinically active and still work in practice.

  • Strong links with health boards with the nearest hospital next-door to the campus.

  • 100% of Healthcare Science graduates are employed in a professional or managerial job 6 months after graduating (Unistats 2017).

  • There are excellent opportunities for career progression in Healthcare Science to Clinical Scientist and Higher Specialist Scientist by masters and doctoral training respectively. Ultimately it is possible to progress to the role of Consultant Healthcare Scientist.

All of our Healthcare Science degrees are accredited by Health Education England through the National School of Healthcare Science accreditation process.

This course starts before normal University term time and has different leave entitlements.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Singleton Park Campus

  • Start date

    17 September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years

Course details


The Healthcare Science Neurophysiology degree is a full-time, three year degree. The academic year is 45 weeks in duration.
You will undertake approximately 58 weeks of work placement spread over three years at Welsh hospitals, allowing you to experience different working environments, patient types and equipment
Year 1 – 12 weeks, 3 blocks
Year 2 – 21 weeks, 3 blocks
Year 3 – 25 weeks, 1 block
Blocks are spread over the year so you would attend university followed by a work placement which will help you to apply your knowledge to practice.
In year 3 you will attend university in term one and a work placement for the remainder of the year.

Assessment method

Assessment: There are a number of tools used for assessment; these could include written exams, lab reports, essays, presentations and practical work.

A number of modules are shared with students on other healthcare science degrees, giving you a unique interprofessional experience.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code B1F5
Institution code S93
Campus name Singleton Park Campus
Campus code -

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level B B B Minimum BBB at A2 level with at least one being maths, biology, physics or chemistry. Plus a minimum of five GCSEs at A-C grade including; Welsh/English Language, Mathematics, and a Physical Science or Double Award Science.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

No Tuition Fees - UK and EU students are eligible to apply for an enhanced support package through the NHS Wales Bursary arrangements.