Middlesex University
Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology) BSc (Hons)
Middlesex University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Overview The role of the healthcare scientist sits at the forefront of the medical profession, making a vital difference to the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions. This course is for aspiring cardiac physiologists looking to gain an expert understanding of the heart and how it functions to provide treatment to patients with known or suspected heart disease.

Why study BSc Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology) at Middlesex University? This course will provide you with the knowledge, skills and practical experience to work as a professional healthcare scientist. Cardiac physiologists carry out diagnostic, monitoring, analytical and interventional procedures for patients from new born babies to the elderly, with known or suspected heart disease. Procedures in cardiac science include: echocardiography - using ultrasound to image the heart to aid diagnosis; pacemaker implantation and follow up – taking measurements and programming pacemaker devices; and exercise stress testing - monitoring blood vessels supplying the heart; electrocardiograms (ECGs); and blood pressure measurement.

Our specialist degree will equip you with the expertise and confidence to execute specialist cardiac science procedures. Developed in response to the Department of Health's Modernising Scientific Careers programme (aimed at training expert NHS Healthcare Scientists), this course will enable you to provide the highest standard of patient-centred care.

Course highlights

You will benefit from 50 weeks on placement within NHS cardiac physiology departments - our excellent relationships with local NHS Trusts ensure you have access to placements in some of London's most prestigious healthcare institutions Our lecturers are experts in their field: active researchers and practitioners, they teach leading research from the frontline of clinical practice You will have access to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities in our specialist science building and gain expert understanding of the latest scientific equipment Our course is based on the latest Department of Health curriculum and has been accredited by Health Education England. As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Accredited by the NSHCS (National School of Health Care Science), on behalf of Health education England, for the purpose of eligibility for registration as a Health-care Science Practitioner on the AHCS (Academy for Healthcare and Science) voluntary accredited register.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 15 graduates of Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology) BSc (Hons) at Middlesex University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Healthcare Science.

Overall student satisfaction
63 /100
15 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates of Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology) BSc (Hons) at Middlesex University

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology) BSc (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £26000 £24000 £25000
25-75 percentile range £21500 - £30000 £16000 - £32500 £16500 - £34500

Salary of all UK Graduates of Healthcare Science

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24600 £27118 £29221
25-75 percentile range £23000 - £26800 £20891 - £32282 £21549 - £36607

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology), BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology) BSc (Hons) at Middlesex University

18% Nursing Professionals
12% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
11% Other Health Professionals
11% Health associate professionals
6% Caring personal services
6% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Administrative occupations
3% Managers, directors and senior officials
3% Teaching Professionals
3% Natural and social science professionals

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

including 32 points in a Science subject

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

including a C or above in a Science subject

in a relevant subject

in a science subject

We have a personalised admissions approach in which we make fair, but aspirational offers to our applicants. We feel it’s important that you continue to aim high and achieve great results. If you don’t quite make the grades you hoped to, we’ll look at more than your qualifications when making our final decision. We’ll take into consideration any barriers you may have faced in your learning, especially with potential disruption due to the coronavirus, your achievements in other areas and your personal statement. At Middlesex, we’ll always aim to be as flexible as possible. We pride ourselves on how we recognise potential in our applicants, and support them to succeed in the future.

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 7 With a minimum of 6.5 in Writing and 6.0 in each other component
TOEFL (iBT) 87 With at least 21 in listening & writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading
PTE Academic 58 With at least 51 in all components
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology), BSc (Hons).


Tuition Fees Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology) BSc (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
EU £14000 year 1
International £14000 year 1

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)
  • year 2
  • year 3

University Rankings

Positions of Middlesex University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Middlesex University in related subject specific rankings.

Medicine & Health

    • #53 
    • #64 
    Health Professions
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published ]

See all university rankings of Middlesex University

What students say about studying Healthcare Science in the UK?

  • *real* day in the life of health science student
  • Part One: What is Healthcare Science – Physiological Sciences?
  • Health science: What will your university day look like?
  • What can you expect as a Healthcare Science student?
  • A Career in Healthcare Science

About Middlesex University

Established in 1973, Middlesex University is located on the outskirts of London, roughly 40 minutes away by Underground. The university is well-known for attracting large numbers of international students every year, allowing for a diverse experience for everyone involved. In terms of on-campus activities, Middlesex U applicants can look forward to an award-winning Student Union that goes the extra mile when it comes to organising events around campus and bringing people together.

  • How You Learn | Middlesex University
  • What I Love About Studying | Middlesex University
  • Advice for New Uni Students | Middlesex University
  • Hear From A Student About Life At Middlesex University
  • Why our International students choose Middlesex

Where is this programme taught

Similar courses

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
University of Bedfordshire 76% 5% 26% £9250 £13200 104 Luton On campus Full-time
Middlesex University 63% 5% 0% £9250 £14000 119 London On campus Full-time
Cardiff Metropolitan University 91% 0% 5% £9000 £13000 159 Cardiff On campus Full-time
St George's, University of London 62% 0% 5% £9250 £17250 128 London On campus Full-time
University of Bradford 69% 1% 0% £9250 £9250 £20118 £21124 146 Bradford On campus Full-time
Aston University 15% 0% 5% £9250 £19700 135 Birmingham On campus Full-time
Middlesex University 67% 5% 0% £9250 £14000 119 London On campus Full-time
University of Wolverhampton 49% 2% 0% £9250 - 115 Wolverhampton On campus Full-time
The University of Warwick 87% 0% 4% £9250 - 151 Coventry On campus Full-time
University of Wolverhampton 36% 2% 0% £9250 - 101 Wolverhampton On campus Full-time