Paramedic Science (BSc Hons)

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3 Years (Full-Time)


Oxstalls, Gloucester

Applications for January 2021 start are closed. Now recruiting for January 2022.

 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. The course is fully approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) which enables 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

You'll study a variety of modules from 'Emergency Mental Health' to 'Foundations of Paramedic Practice'.

Take a look at the course content for full details of all the modules you'll study on this course.

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2021 entry

112 tariff points

Typical offers

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

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.

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 contact our admissions team if you have a question.

Don’t yet meet these entry requirements? Consider our Health and Social Care CertHE while you work towards this course.


See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.

UCAS codes

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


Upon completion of the course, 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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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.

School of Health and Social Care

Our School of Health and Social Care offers you access to the latest equipment, facilities and placements to bring learning to life and make you a confident practising professional. We will support you to care for yourself so you'll be more resilient and efficient when caring for others.

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