Paramedic Science (Level 6) (BSc Hons)

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Full-Time or Part-Time


1 Year (Level 6 Top-Up)


Oxstalls, Gloucester

Progress your career as a paramedic with this challenging yet rewarding training programme. Our Level 6 course offers a mix of learning styles and the latest techniques and equipment to help you build on your existing Level 5 Paramedic Science qualification.

In addition to developing your decision-making, leadership, research and communication skills, you’ll focus on topics including emergency mental health and pharmacology, as well as workplace learning.

The course is ideal for professionals looking to progress their career in a more senior or specialist role in unscheduled care, or those looking to move into alternative healthcare settings.  

Utilising the very latest techniques and equipment found on few other UK paramedic science degrees, you’ll work with experienced lecturers with extensive pre-hospital care expertise and gain the tools and knowledge essential to take your career to the next level.

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Course modules

You'll study a variety of modules from 'Applied Pharmacology' to 'Leadership in 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 2020 entry

Applicants should have a Foundation Degree in Paramedic Science (or equivalent Level 5 qualification) approved by the HCPC (or equivalent) and be eligible to register as a paramedic in the UK, or currently be registered with the HCPC as a paramedic.

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.

Please contact our admissions team if you have a question.

Additional entry requirements: For non-native English speakers a minimum of IELTS 7.0 overall with no less than 7.0 in any component is required. Full details of this language test can be obtained from the British Council

All entry requirements currently provisional


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UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
BSc (Hons) - 1 year level 6 top-upB951


On completion of the course, graduates could advance their careers in NHS and private healthcare settings, including minor injuries units, health surgeries and emergency care teams. As a qualification recognised in many countries around the world, graduates may also be able to pursue roles in overseas healthcare settings (subject to their right to work).

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Gain your BSc Honours degree in one further year of study

Top up your existing Level 5 paramedic science qualification and open up a range of possibilities for career enhancement.

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Build your leadership skills and contemporary knowledge

You’ll develop your abilities in leadership, communication and decision-making and cover topics including emergency mental health and pharmacology, along with workplace learning.

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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