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Bachelor's Degree in Cardiac Physiology

University of Southampton
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

About this program

Bachelor's Degree in Cardiac Physiology

Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology) is a challenging but rewarding field that focuses on the detection and assessment of heart disease in a wide range of settings. Our cardiac courses are divided equally between academic and clinical placement learning, giving you the skills to change lives through your specialist care.

You’ll study cardiovascular, respiratory and sleep physiology in your first year, then specialise in cardiac physiology in your second and third years. You’ll learn how to use specialist diagnostic equipment and interpret clinical information to make key decisions.

Based at Southampton General Hospital and Highfield campus, you'll put your learning into practice in our dedicated clinical learning environment. You’ll benefit from a high level of patient interaction and workplace training through placements in out-patient departments, wards and theatres.

On successful completion of this degree course you'll be able to apply for registration with the Academy for Healthcare Science (AHS) and the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP).

You may be able to study this course part-time if you're already working in a Cardiac Physiology Department

Admission requirements


ABB from 3 A-levels including one science

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Pass with 32 points overall with 16 points at Higher Level including a pure science


  • DDD in the BTEC Extended Diploma
  • DD in BTEC Diploma plus B in A-Level subject
  • D in the BTEC Subsidary Diploma plus BB in two A-level subjects

Other requirements

GCSE requirements

Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C), Mathematics (minimum grade 4/C) and Science (minimum grade 4/C) if not offered at a level 3 qualification.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

  • Work-Based Training 1
  • An Introduction to Professional Practice (BSc)
  • Applied Healthcare Science
  • Foundations of Healthcare Science
  • Principles of Healthcare Science
  • Scientific Basis of Cardiovascular/Respiratory and Sleep Science (part 1)
  • Scientific Basis of Cardiovascular/Respiratory and Sleep Science (part 2)

Year 2

  • Instrumentation, Signal Processing and Imaging
  • Non-Invasive Cardiac Physiology
  • Public health aspects of Cardiac Disease
  • Research Methods
  • Work based Training 2 Cardiac Physiology (Specialist Skills)
  • Work-based Training 2 Cardiac Physiology (Clinical Portfolio)

Year 3

  • Invasive Cardiac Physiology
  • Research Project
  • Work Based Training 3 Cardiac Physiology (Clinical Portfolio)
  • Work-based Training 3 Cardiac Physiology (Specialist Skills)

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.


  • The full tuition price for local/UK students is £9,250
  • The price for International/Non-UK students is £23,720


  • Final award: Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons))
  • Name of award: Cardiac Physiology (Healthcare Science)
  • Interim Exit awards:
    • Bachelor of Science (Ordinary) in Health Studies
    • Certificate of Health Studies
    • Diploma of Health Studies
  • FHEQ level of final award: Level 6

Career paths

You can expect excellent career prospects as a cardiac physiologist. Many of our graduates work in NHS cardiac physiology departments or undertake postgraduate study.

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University of Southampton

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SO17 1BJ Southampton
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