BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science*

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Duration Full-time, 3 Years
Start date October 2020
Entry Requirements Programme specification (PDF)
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We have been overwhelmed with applications for our BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science degree. As a result we are no longer accepting applications for the September 2020 start date. If you still want to get into health we have lots of courses available. Find out more here

This programme provides the opportunity to focus and gain experience, both clinically and academically, in pre-hospital care.

50 weeks of your studies are undertaken in practice placement, where you’ll be guided by registered professionals with a variety of experience and skills, working the same shift patterns as ambulance personnel.

You will spend your ambulance placement time within one Trust so you can develop and consolidate your competencies and skills.

Graduate destinations

This programme offers a good range of employment opportunities, within the NHS and within other organisations which deliver pre-hospital and emergency care, such as off-shore sites as a remote medic, within rescue services and disaster management.

The role of paramedic is developing to include roles in new clinical areas. For example, paramedics may work alongside doctors and nurses as emergency care practitioners (ECPs), also known as senior paramedics, based in:

  • health centres;
  • GPs' surgeries;
  • minor injuries units;
  • hospital accident and emergency departments;
  • community hospitals.

It is also possible, with further training in critical care and trauma, to move into the senior role of critical care paramedic.

Due to the geographical location of our University, our programme also focuses on Rural Paramedicine. The lecturing staff use their expertise gained working in a rural setting to teach student about community healthcare, prolonged patient journey times and advanced referral process. All this are combined within the Integrated Care Curriculum focus.