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Healthcare Science

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Other grade combinations totalling 120 points considered with grades BB in Biology and one other Science (which could include: Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, IT, Maths, Food Technology, Environmental Science or Geography).

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:30,P:0

Access to Higher Education Diploma that includes a major component of the basic Sciences. Pass Access with 15 Distinctions in both Biology and an equivalent Science; Merits in the remaining units

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Five GCSEs at grade C or above/grade 4 or above to include English Language, Maths & Science. For Welsh applicants we will accept either GCSE Mathematics or Mathematics-Numeracy. Five Scottish National 5 subjects at grade C or above to include English Language, Maths & Science.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

To include 15 from Higher level subjects including two grade 6, to be in Biology and one other Science (which could include: Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, IT, Maths, Food Technology, Environmental Science or Geography).

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H2,H2

Other grade combinations totalling 120 points considered, to include two H2 grades, to be in Biology and one other Science (which could include: Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, IT, Maths, Food Technology, Environmental Science or Geography).

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDD

Applied Science

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

Applied Science

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C,C

Other grade combinations totalling 120 points considered with grades CC in Biology and one other Science (which could include: Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, IT, Maths, Food Technology, Environmental Science or Geography).

UCAS Tariff

120

To include grades BB at A level, including Biology and one other Science (which could include: Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, IT, Maths, Food Technology, Environmental Science or Geography).

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

C

Other grade combinations totalling 120 points considered with grades BB in Biology and one other Science (which could include: Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, IT, Maths, Food Technology, Environmental Science or Geography). Skills Challenge Certificate accepted as the third subject.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Healthcare science

Healthcare Science is a dynamic and continually evolving discipline that requires highly trained individuals to perform an array of laboratory based techniques that contribute to the overall care and wellbeing of patients.

The professionally accredited BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science degree at Cardiff Met is specifically designed to enable students to develop, integrate and apply scientific knowledge and skills to the multi-disciplinary investigation of human health and disease. With elements of work-based training incorporated into every year of the programme, it is carefully tailored to prepare graduates for a career in the NHS.?

The Healthcare Science degree is closely linked with the workforce planning requirements for NHS Wales, therefore offering an enhanced level of employability. During the second year of study, students will specialise in one of the following disciplines: Blood Science, Cellular Science, Genetics Science* or Infection Science. Successful graduates will also be eligible to apply for registration as a Biomedical Scientist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), further enhancing the career opportunities.

This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology for the purpose of meeting in part the academic and experience requirement for Membership and Chartered Biologist (CBiol).

Due to this programme being NHS funded and therefore limited places being available which may fluctuate each year, unfortunately deferred applications cannot be considered.

*All pathways on the BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science are accredited by the IBMS, with the exception of Genetics. All pathways lead to HCPC registration.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£13,000
per year
International
£13,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Cardiff Met - Llandaff

Department:

Department of Biomedical Sciences

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

91%
high
Healthcare science

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Healthcare science (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

82%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
80%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
38%
Male students
62%
Female students
94%
2:1 or above
9%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Subjects allied to medicine

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,450
low
Average annual salary
97%
low
Employed or in further education
71%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Health professionals
12%
Therapy professionals
9%
Public services and other associate professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Medical sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£24k

£24k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

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