Paramedic Science (BSc Hons)

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3 Years (Full-Time)


Oxstalls, Gloucester

If you’re looking for an exhilarating and rewarding career as a Paramedic working at the frontline of healthcare, our Paramedic Science degree will equip you with the tools and experience you need to be successful. You’ll not only develop essential academic and practical abilities, but will also gain wide experience and knowledge of a variety of contemporary healthcare contexts, as you prepare for your professional career in a dynamic, in-demand role. The course is pending Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) approval, which will enable graduates to apply for HCPC registration as a paramedic.

Our curriculum, developed in partnership with key Gloucestershire healthcare organisations and service users, includes the right mix of classroom and experiential learning. It will build both your medical knowledge and patient care experience, preparing you to make life-saving interventions in unpredictable and pressurised situations and environments. You’ll be inspired by experienced paramedics and other health care professionals in practice settings, drawing on their professional expertise as you work alongside them to face a variety of real-world challenges. Taking advantage of our state-of-the-art facilities including simulated medical settings, you’ll learn from accomplished lecturers with extensive knowledge of the pre-hospital care field.

Developed for modern paramedic practice, the course equips you with the very latest techniques and knowledge and uses cutting-edge technology not found on most other paramedic science programmes. You’ll use ultra-realistic Lifecast body simulation manikins, helping properly prepare you for both the emotional and physical challenges you will face in treating patients of all ages. We are the first UK University paramedic programme with a SynDaver anatomy model, allowing you to familiarise yourself with the look and feel of live human tissues and organs as you work with the most accurate and lifelike synthetic replication of the human anatomy available. We are also one of only a few UK courses to use the state-of-the-art iSimulate Realiti defibrillator and ECG simulation systems in combination with Video Enhanced Observation (VEO).

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Course modules

Take a look at the course map for a breakdown of modules that you'll study to complete the course.

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2019 entry

112 tariff points

Typical offers

BBC at A levels with one subject preferably in a science subject. DDM at BTEC to include 6 units in a Science or Social Science subject.

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Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. To find out more, please email our enquiries team.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country.

You must have a minimum of 5 subjects at GCSE grade 4/C or above, to include English Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. Please email our admissions team for further information.

Further information about entry requirements for Paramedic Science - January 2019 entry

Don't yet have the necessary GCSEs? Consider our Health and Social Care CertHE while you work towards this course.


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UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
BSc (Hons) - 3 years full-timeB952


Upon completion of the course, which is pending HCPC approval, graduates can apply to register as a paramedic with the HCPC and pursue a career as a paramedic within NHS or private ambulance services. Graduates could also pursue careers in other NHS and private healthcare settings, such as minor injuries units, health surgeries and emergency care teams. With a qualification recognised in many countries around the world, graduates may even be able to work in overseas healthcare settings (subject to their right to work).

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Staff Profile

Matt Perry

As well as being a registered paramedic I have an interest in research which spans from professional development in developing countries to patient experience of paramedic interventions. I have worked in a variety of social care and justice settings, as a former Social Worker for the New Zealand Child Youth and Family Services, Constable in the South Australian Police and as a Paramedic in South Australia for nearly a decade. As well as working in higher education since 2015 I developed and ran an education programme in Malaysia for a number of years.

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Develop essential skills

Your initiative, leadership qualities and communication skills will be tested and honed as you progress through the course.

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Get the support you need

We will support you to be able to work safely, effectively and ethically in a demanding profession, in which you’ll make a significant difference in peoples’ lives at their times of greatest need.

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