School of Life Sciences

BSc (Hons) Medical Physiology and Diagnostics with Sandwich Placement

BSc (Hons)
Start date(s)
16 September 2024
Course specifications
Course length
Sandwich (4 years)
Campus location
University: City Campus
School of Life Sciences
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Why choose this course?

Designed to provide education and training in cardiovascular, respiratory and sleep sciences, this course features an embedded work-based placement throughout your study, delivering the practical training expected of a healthcare scientist. Following your first placement, which will take place at the end of your first year and covers cardiac physiology, respiratory and sleep science, you may branch out and specialise in either Cardiovascular Physiology or Respiratory Physiology and Sleep Science, gaining experience in the workplace and the essential skills to work as a Healthcare Associate Practitioner. You may then be able to become a practitioner via the newly developing recognition scheme or apply for entry to the Scientist Training Programme. Options for candidates, both during the course and following graduation, are excellent.

Course Modules

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Sandwich £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Sandwich £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Sandwich £9250 per year 2023-24
Home Sandwich £9250 per year 2023-24
Home Sandwich £9250 per year 2024-25
International Sandwich £13950 per year 2022-23
International Sandwich £13950 per year 2022-23
International Sandwich £14950 per year 2023-24
International Sandwich £14950 per year 2023-24
International Sandwich £15450 per year 2024-25

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

GCSE English and Maths at grade C+/4. No equivalences are accepted. 


  • 96 UCAS points
  • A Levels AA or BCD to include Biology passed with minimum grade B
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma in Applied Science - grades MMM
  • Access to HE Diploma Full Award (60 credits), with 45 Level 3 credits of which 36 must be in Science, with at least 27 at Distinction and the rest at Merit. No pass grades are accepted

You may be requested to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check after your first year of study on this course.


Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see for further information.

If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

International entry requirements and application guidance can be found at

English language requirements also apply

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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