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Paramedic practisicing resuscitation
Year of Entry 2019/20
BSc (Honours)

Paramedic Science

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Full-time Paramedic science

Train to be the adaptable, pre-hospital health care professional that is a paramedic.

This course is now full for 2019

Sorry, there are no places left on this course starting in 2019.

Please see our other undergraduate courses with places available.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year
How long will I study? 3 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
What are the entry requirements? 112 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? B780
When do I start? September 2019

Course summary

  • Learn how to combine theory and practice to meet the challenges of providing pre-hospital care.
  • Gain skills that enable you to treat and stabilise patients at the scene of an accident or emergency.
  • Develop yourself as a future ready paramedic in this digital age.

Paramedics respond to 999 and 111 calls and are trained in all aspects of urgent and emergency care, ranging from problems such as cardiac arrest, heart attacks, strokes, spinal injuries and major trauma, to minor illnesses and injuries. This course equips you with the skills needed to enter this challenging and rewarding profession.

Student View

Watch student Jack Lockley talk about what it’s like to study on this course.

How you learn

Watch course leader Andrew Kirke talk about this course.

You study modules alongside students from other health disciplines, such as nurses, radiographers and midwives. This shared learning experience allows you to develop team working and understand the contribution different professionals make.

You will study at Collegiate Campus whilst undertaking academic modules and in a variety of service provider locations on placement.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • self-directed study
  • practical sessions
  • simulation
  • group exercises
  • practice placement
  • inter-professional collaboration

Applied learning

This qualification leads to entitlement to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a career as a paramedic.

Some ambulance services offer staff opportunities to train to become a

  • member of a helicopter air crew
  • critical care paramedic
  • rapid response unit operating a car or motorbike
  • specialist or advanced practitioner

Outside of the ambulance service there are many other opportunities for employment working in

  • emergency departments
  • GP Practices
  • walk-in centres/minor injuries units
  • police custody
  • cruise ships
  • wilderness and remote medicine
  • a wide range of international opportunities

Future careers

On this course you work with

  • clinical suites
  • real-world settings
  • simulated environments


This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and endorsed by the College of Paramedics. Graduates are eligible to apply to register with the HCPC and to apply to become members of the College of Paramedics. You must be registered with the HCPC in order to practise as a paramedic in the UK.

Student's success story

Find out about how an emergency inspired Herpreet to become a paramedic.

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus

Collegiate campus

Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.

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Collegiate Campus map

Collegiate Crescent
S10 2BP

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Collegiate Library can be found just off Ecclesall Road. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • clinical suites
  • real-world settings
  • simulated environments

Entry requirements

All students

GCSE Maths, Science and English Language at grade C or 4.

112 UCAS points, including 104 points from A levels or equivalent qualifications including a qualification in a pure science, psychology or sociology, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. If you are an international applicant but do not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, contact our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.


The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Anatomy And Physiology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Applied Pathophysiology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Clinical Placement Theory And Practice 1 Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Collaboration For Individual And Community Wellbeing Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Personal And Professional Development Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Assessing And Addressing Complexity Credits: 40
Module: Clinical Placement Theory And Practice 2 Credits: 40
Module: Evidence And Enquiry For Practice Credits: 20
Module: Pharmacology For Practice Credits: 20

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Clinical Placement Theory And Practice 3 Credits: 20
Module: Paediatric And Obstetric Practice Credits: 20
Module: Professional Leadership Credits: 20
Module: The Advancing Professional Credits: 40
Module: Working With Complexity In Practice Credits: 20

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 is £9,250 per year.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

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Health and social care funding

Find out how to fund your studies by visiting our health and social care pages for more information.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Paramedic science courses (PDF)

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