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BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science

Make a real-world impact, gain knowledge and skills as part of the dynamic diagnostic workforce.

Combine problem solving with patient care and learn to make vital clinical decisions

Level 3 qualification in any subject

Level 2 qualification in literacy and numeracy, where English Language is equivalent to level 7 competence

Or equivalent DBS check and occupational health check



UCAS institution code P63

Duration 3 Years full-time

Course Summary

As a Healthcare Scientist you’ll be involved throughout the patient journey to perform diagnostic tests, analyse results and make vital clinical decisions. 

On this programme you’ll get to develop and practice your clinical skills in our onsite clinics and simulation rooms, under the expert supervision of our academic staff and practitioners, before putting them into practice working with patients of all ages and abilities. 

You’ll get real life experience in a clinical placement close to your home, with the opportunity to specialise in one of these areas (for BSc (Hons) direct entry): 

  • Audiology
  • Cardiac Physiology
  • Neurophysiology
  • Respiratory Physiology
  • Sleep Physiology

If taking the Degree Apprenticeship (Healthcare Science Practitioner) route, the pathways on offer are: 

  • Audiology
  • Cardiovascular Science
  • Neurophysiology
  • Respiratory and Sleep Science

Why study this course at Marjon?

Play an active role and develop your clinical knowledge and skills in our onsite patient facing clinics

Develop your career in placements close to home and travel to university for short residential blocks

Make use of state of the art simulation suites providing access to the best technology enhanced learning opportunities available

Gather feedback and be mentored by our valuable and expert “People Who Use Services” group

Receive expert tuition from specialists from the industry and from around the globe, providing the opportunity for strong international connections

Extensive and structured support in your placement from our own clinical facilitators but also from specially trained supervisors and assessors

The NHS is one of the largest employers in the world and this degree provides you with the skills, knowledge and experience to work at the heart of the NHS as a healthcare scientist. There is a recognised skills shortage in this area and our course is designed to meet the requirements of the sector. Delivery is mostly online and is supported by three residential blocks through each year of study.
Claire Langman - Associate Dean for Nursing and Health Sciences

What might you become?

On successful completion of the programme, you will be eligible to apply to register on the Academy for HCS accredited register which is recognised and supported by Health Education England, as a Healthcare Science Practitioner in your specialist field.