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What makes Paramedic Science at Worcester special?

Paramedics work in a dynamic, challenging and constantly evolving profession where no two days are the same. Our BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science degree allows you to learn from our team of experienced, award-winning, and innovative staff, our practice partners, including West Midlands Ambulance University NHS Foundation Trust (WMAS) and a range of specialist guest speakers, on your journey to becoming a qualified paramedic.

Training to be a paramedic at Worcester allows you to learn through hands-on experience, equipping you with both biomedical knowledge and problem-solving skills. The course promotes technical excellence alongside nurturing the key values that shape patient-centred care, meaning you will enter the workforce as a well-rounded, caring, and compassionate healthcare professional.



Key features

  • Experienced and award-winning staff team and a diverse range of specialist guest speakers
  • Close partnership with West Midlands Ambulance University NHS Foundation Trust (WMAS)
  • Varied alternative placements within a range of healthcare settings that involve working as part of a multi-disciplinary team and learning from and about other healthcare professionals
  • Learn from people who use health and care services through working with our service user and carer group, IMPACT
  • Eligibility to apply for professional registration as a paramedic with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) upon completion of the course
  • Opportunity to progress on to our MSc top-up degrees
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From September 2020, the Government announced that eligible students on Dietetics, Midwifery, Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health), Occupational Therapy, Paramedic Science, Physiotherapy and Radiography (diagnostic) courses will receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year, which they will not need to pay back.

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Essential information

We want all students to succeed and have a full and rewarding higher education experience. It is important to ensure potential students have a good balance between their academic qualifications and the demands of the programme. Therefore an interview will only be offered where the course team believe the applicant is sufficiently qualified, motivated and capable of completing their chosen pathway.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

The University of Worcester accepts a diverse range of qualifications to assist applicants in achieving entry to the BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science as a condition to an offer of a place on the programme. In order to provide candidates with every opportunity to be successful the following list of qualifications, whilst not exhaustive, should help potential students demonstrate their ability to have prepared for higher education study.

Academic entry requirements

  • GCSE English and Maths at grade C/4 or above. University of Worcester GCSE Maths and English equivalency tests are also accepted. Please note that Functional Skills Level 2 Maths and English are not accepted.

And one of the following:

  • 120 UCAS tariff points or BBB. 120 points must be achieved in A2 subjects or equivalent, with at least 1 subject being a science subject from: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Sociology, Psychology or Physical Education (P.E.)
  • BTEC Extended National Diploma (Sport & Exercise Science, Health Science and Applied Science preferred) DDM. Other BTEC National Diplomas may be considered with AS or A2 Biology/Human Biology/PE. We will not be accepting Uniformed Public Service (or equivalent)
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: 3A and 3B grades in 6 Higher Level papers at one sitting, including 2 science subjects of which one should be Biology
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma welcomed - 60 credits in total, with a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3 - at least 24 credits at Distinction and the remainder at Merit, at least 15 of those in Biological Science related subjects. Preferred courses include Health and Social Care, Health Professionals or similar. At least 120 UCAS points must be achieved
  • Other additional qualifications may be considered

T Levels may be used to meet the entry tariff requirements for this course. Find out more about T levels as UCAS tariff points here.

The interview and admissions process will be the same for all applicants regardless of route and all applicants are subject to the course entry criteria.

No offers will be made without an interview. Please note that meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an interview, or a place on the course. For full details please see the UCAS website.

Other requirements

All offers are subject to satisfactory Health Clearance and an agreement to undergo appropriate blood tests and immunisations. All offers are also subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check which students are required to fund themselves.

Students will be required to sign a Code of Conduct and Fitness to Practice disclosure on commencement of the course.

English language requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English and who are required to provide a language test certificate as evidence of their proficiency must ensure that it is, or is comparable to, IELTS level 7.0 with no element below 6.5. (HCPC 2013)

NHS constitutional values

Recruitment for this course considers not only the values of the specific profession you are wishing to join, but also the values of the wider NHS. You can expect to be shortlisted and interviewed based upon these values as well as course and profession specific requirements.

More information about these areas to support your application can be found in The NHS Constitution for England Guidance.

Don't quite meet the entry requirements?

If you don't currently meet the entry requirements for the Paramedic Science BSc (Hons) we also offer Paramedic Science BSc (Hons) with Foundation Year.

Health and ability/disability

We welcome applications from those with disabilities in line with the Equality Act (2010). It should be noted however, that paramedics need physical strength and stamina, to lift and transport patients unable to walk on their own. Applicants will need to be able to lift and carry at least 100lbs (45.4 Kg), and to push and pull objects that weigh more than 50lbs (22.7 kg). Paramedics must also have the stamina and endurance to repeatedly bend, lift and kneel in uncomfortable positions throughout their work shifts and to work 12-hour shifts.

Paramedics also need strong motor skills to be able to perform the precise work the role involves. For example, steady hands are needed to give patients intravenous medications or providing wound care. When monitoring patients’ vital signs, paramedics use equipment with small, precise controls. Good coordination is also needed, to climb stairs, retrieve equipment and carry patients. The ability to move around and perform tasks in small areas, such as an ambulance or treatment room, is also important. Finally, because paramedics communicate with patients and other health care professionals, they must be able to speak clearly, precisely and succinctly. Reasonable adjustments in academic and practice will be implemented wherever possible in partnership with West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) but, these physical requirements should be considered by potential applicants as they are requirements for employment as a paramedic.

Potential applicants should also note that there are certain physical and mental health conditions that may prevent you from gaining employment as a paramedic, for example, epilepsy/seizures. This is because typically, paramedics will be required to undertake emergency or ‘blue light’ driving which requires them to meet higher medical standards for driving beyond this of the medical standards for non-emergency driving. For example, if an individual with epilepsy/seizures has an ‘untoward episode’, it is likely that your B class driving licence will be revoked for 12 months and the C1 element (required to drive an ambulance) may be revoked for up to 5 years. This makes it very difficult to gain employment in most NHS Ambulance Services. This does not prevent you from applying for the BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science course, nor successfully completing it. Paramedics now work in a range of health care environments and as such, it is possible to gain employment in a non-driving paramedic role. There is no requirement to drive to be an HCPC registered paramedic. For further advice on medical conditions and driving please see the Assessing fitness to drive: a guide for medical professionals.

We work in partnership with the West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (WMAS), and other local NHS and Health and Care Trusts with regards to practice placements. Students on placements will be required to attend urgent and emergency calls with their mentor or supervisor during shifts. As such, student paramedics will potentially attend incidents that may be upsetting. The health and wellbeing of our students is paramount at all times and students are taught about resilience and self-care and are supported by course staff throughout the 3-year BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science degree. Support is also available via University of Worcester Student Support Services and by WMAS. We welcome applications from people who have experienced mental health issues but ask that applicants consider the necessity for robust mental health prior to applying. Applicants will be faced with many unprecedented situations which require the resilience and the ability to cope under pressure.

Applicants are required to disclose any severe and enduring physical and mental health conditions on a self-declaration form (which also asks you to declare any potential DBS issues).

Potential applicants who are concerned about a health issue are strongly advised to seek advice from their GP or consultant and /or contact the BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science Admissions Tutor prior to applying.

Work experience

Applicants should ideally have some experience of working in a health or social care setting. This might include working for the NHS, private health and social care, voluntary aid societies such as St John Ambulance, British Red Cross etc, or care/nursing homes for example (on a paid or voluntary basis). This will evidence that applicants have developed some knowledge, understanding and experience of health and social care, and the vital communication skills needed to work with people across the life course. Applicants with extended experience of working in a customer facing, service environment will also be considered.

Additionally, knowledge of the profession should be gained through attending University open days or careers events, talking to qualified Paramedics, reading professional publications or researching online. The following websites may provide a helpful starting point; the College of Paramedics and Health and Care Professions Council, and Step into the NHS and NHS Careers.

Driving licence

As it is not a requirement to be able to drive to practice as a paramedic, holding a full driving licence is not a requirement for this course. A full driving licence with C1 is required for working as paramedic on the front line however, so applicants should note that they may be unable to secure employment as a paramedic where driving is required as part of that role.

Applicants should also note, that being able and willing to travel to the University of Worcester and to practice placements is a requirement. Practice placements are typically 12-hour shifts and this means you will need to be able to get to your practice placement at times when public transport may not be an option. We strongly recommend then, that you have a full driving licence and access to a car. We also strongly recommend that you gain the C1 provisional entitlement to your driving licence during the course to enhance your employability prospects.

Membership of professional body

The University of Worcester strongly recommend that all students join the College of Paramedics (COP). Joining this professional body will enable you to access a wide range of academic material that will enhance your learning.

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"Every week is different, every placement is different but what stays the same is the dedication by the lecturers who are, or have been, paramedics. Joining Worcester University has been the best decision I've ever made."

Abbie Dowden, Paramedic Science BSc

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Course content

Course content

Our BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science course is informed by research and current developments in the health and social care environment and feedback from students, external examiners and employers. The course does therefore change periodically in the interests of keeping the course relevant and reflecting best practice.

Our BSc Paramedic Science course reflects the changing health and social care environment. We maintain our patient focused philosophy and deliver a programme which contains practical experience supported by the theory which underpins it. The curriculum places emphasis on the application of theory through simulation activities in a safe environment before students enter practice placements.

We have always adopted the principles of holistic care, treating the individual as much more than a biological system, but we are now making this much more explicit. We have refreshed our approach to assessment and have devised ways in which you can demonstrate your competence in a way that closely aligns to the role you will undertake. Our programme aims to produce skilled, well rounded paramedics who are fit for their role as a healthcare professional. This aim has continued from previous programmes, but we are making explicit the changing needs of our key stakeholders and in particular the patients who seek the care of a paramedic. The result is an excellent, contemporary, innovative and fit for purpose course.

Year 1

  • Biosciences and Pathophysiology 1
  • Professionalism
  • Patient assessment
  • Skills and simulation 1
  • Skills and simulation 2
  • Practice 1

Year 2

  • Biosciences and Pathophysiology 2
  • Patient assessment and clinical interventions
  • Research methods
  • Skills and simulation 3
  • Practice 2
  • Practice 3

Year 3

  • Leadership
  • Reasoning
  • Dissertation
  • Skills and simulation 4
  • Practice 4
  • Practice 5
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Hannah Zammitt

When the pandemic disrupted her studies and caused some of her placements to be cancelled, Hannah jumped at the opportunity to find another way. 

“West Midlands Ambulance Service began employing students to work on the frontline to help during the pandemic with the pressures they were facing,”

"Overall, my time at the University of Worcester has taught me so much and I have come away with so many skills that I will use throughout my lifetime in and out of work"

Since qualifying as a paramedic, Hannah has secured a job with the West Midlands Ambulance Service, although she is considering pursuing further academic study in the future, possibly with a PhD in the field of endocrinology and diabetes. 

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Jennifer Wilmott

West Midlands Ambulance Service Paramedic

“I balanced full-time university studies with the demands of working on the frontline, every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of each week to provide support to both patients and the West Midlands Ambulance Service. This job role continued after my degree, helping me to progress into a newly qualified paramedic position along with maintaining my clinical competence and professional skills.” 

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Matthew Speirs

Paramedic with Southwest Ambulance Service NHS Trust

“I am over the moon that I am now able to progress into a career as a Paramedic, helping people in time of need as that’s always been my life ambition. Through working with West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust as a student paramedic, responding to 999 calls throughout Worcestershire I gained invaluable experience, increasing my confidence level when helping people at their most vulnerable.”  

Caleigh-May Soule

Caleigh-May Soule

Caleigh-May was working as a Healthcare Assistant before joining the University during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“I was in care as a child and for care leavers to even get into university and then finish is very far and few between,” she said. “I had so much resilience and determination to want my life to be different for the future.

“I always wanted to be part of the ambulance service because I wanted help give back to people in the community and be there for individuals in the worst time of their lives.”

Read Caleigh-May’s full case study here.

Rositsa Bogdanova

Rosista Bogdanova

Rositsa began researching roles in the NHS and secured a job as a Healthcare Assistant on a ward at Worcestershire Royal Hospital. But she knew she wanted to go further still.

“One day I was told about the opportunity to become a Paramedic and I could not stop thinking about it. What I felt was different than everything else. I started researching the ways to become a paramedic. In the hospital I often worked with student nurses from the University of Worcester and they shared their positive experiences, so I decided to attend one of the Open Days. I was pleasantly surprised about the atmosphere and people there and I felt like there was a chance for me to become a student despite my different background.

Rositsa continued to work as a Healthcare Assistant while completing her degree. “It kept me close to the patients and I had ongoing experience, which I am so grateful for,” she said. “I would not be the healthcare professional I am today without the experience in the ward and in the hospital.”

Read Rositsa’s full case study here.

Paramedic Science BSc at Worcester

Find out more about studying Paramedic Science at Worcester from a former student

I love my course – I get to practice my skills both in the classroom and out on the road as a student paramedic. The support here is fantastic – both the teaching staff and the paramedic mentors are enthusiastic and helpful.

Laura Hill, Paramedic Science student

Teaching and assessment

Teaching and assessment

The University places emphasis on enabling students to develop the independent learning capabilities that will equip you for lifelong learning and future employment, as well as academic achievement. With this in mind, the course is taught via blended learning, utilising a combination of staff taught lectures and seminars (in person on campus and online), clinical simulation, independent self-study by students and practice placements. Personal Academic Tutors (PATs) will support you your academic development, enable you to reflect on your progress and build up a profile of skills, achievements and experiences that will enable you to flourish and be successful.


You will be taught through a combination of staff taught lectures and seminars (in person on campus and online), clinical simulation, independent study by students and practice placements. Lectures and seminars will cover the theory aspects of the programme and develop your understanding of the programmes content. Time spent in the clinical simulation environment will help you to apply theoretical learning in clinical scenarios and patient experience and practice will enable you to apply your theoretical and simulation learning.

You will be offered regular group and /or individual meetings with Personal Academic Tutors (PATs) to monitor and support your learning.

Contact time

University based weeks are alternated with placement weeks throughout the year, with the university teaching delivered by a combination of face-to-face lectures, seminars and workshops, online learning and practical sessions. So, while there are similarities between weeks, the exact mix of learning opportunities varies according to the subject material and module.

The university and practice placement weeks are based on 37.5-hour per week. During a typical theory week students will have around 8-16 hours of contact time constructed around a combination of, up to 6-8 hours of campus-based teaching, up to 4-6 hours synchronous online delivery and up to 4 hours of campus-based simulation teaching. The specific blend of campus based, and online teaching will vary across the modules.

During placement weeks students will undertake between 20 and 30 hours of practice learning, typically 2-3 12-hour shifts per week. Students will achieve 240 hours or 20 shifts over the semester.

Students are provided with detailed semester planners which provides students with a day by day, week by week, breakdown of their placements and university contact time for that semester.

Independent self-study

In addition to the contact time, students are expected to undertake around 17 hours of personal self-study per week. Typically, this will involve completing online activities, reading journal articles and books, undertaking research for various assessments, preparing for examinations, and undertaking additional clinical simulation outside of the taught day.

Independent learning is supported by a range of excellent learning facilities, including the Hive and library resources, the virtual learning environment, and extensive electronic learning resources. 

Teaching staff

You will be taught by experienced and award-winning academics, HCPC registered paramedics and other professionals with specialist knowledge and skills. (See ‘Meet the Team’ or staff profiles). We also have a diverse range of guest speakers including people from our IMPACT service user and carer group, and we work closely with our practice partners - West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (WMAS) and local NHS and Health and Care Trusts. to ensure an excellent practice experience for students.


The curriculum has been developed with the intention of supporting progress across the range of cognitive, academic, practical, and transferable skills across the course. The course provides opportunities to test understanding and learning informally through the completion of practice or ‘formative’ assignments in all modules. Each module has one or more formal or ‘summative’ assessment which is graded, with the exception of the practice placement modules, and counts towards the overall module grade. Practice placement modules are assessed on a pass/fail basis and are therefore ungraded. 

Typically, the formal summative assessment pattern for each year of the course is:

Year 1
  • 2 examinations
  • 1 portfolio of evidence containing a patchwork series of interlinked questions and problems
  • 1 presentation
  • 2 written reflections
  • 1 portfolio of evidence containing multiple-choice question (MCQ) tests, reflections on skills, and simulation recordings
  • 1 practice assessment document
Year 2
  • 2 examinations
  • 1 poster presentation
  • 1 research proposal
  • 1 portfolio of evidence containing:
    • MCQ tests
    • Practical resuscitation attempt
    • Trauma patient assessment with personal reflection
    • Paramedicine technical skills videos with rationale
  • 2 practice assessment documents
Year 3
  • 2 essays
  • 1 dissertation
  • 1 written reflection
  • 1 verbal presentation
  • 2 practice assessment documents


You will receive formal feedback on theoretical work from course staff and from mentors in relation to practice. Feedback supports learning and you are encouraged to discuss feedback given, with module tutors and mentors as appropriate, and with Personal Academic Tutors (PATs).

We aim to provide you with feedback on formal course work within 20 working days of the submission date.

Programme specification

For comprehensive details on the aims and intended learning outcomes of the course, and the means by which these are achieved through learning, teaching and assessment, please download the latest programme specification document.


Meet the team

Charlotte Brown

Charlotte Brown

Charlotte started her career in healthcare following the completion of a BSc (Hons) in Adult nursing. Whilst working in a surgical setting she was able to develop her skills and knowledge before specialising in neonatal intensive care. Charlotte joined South Western Ambulance Service after working in neonatal intensive care to enhance her expertise in emergency medicine.

Whilst employed by the trust Charlotte obtained her DipHE in Paramedic Science allowing her to continue her career as a registered paramedic. In 2022 she joined the Department of Paramedic Science and Physicians Associates team as a member of the clinical skills and simulated learning team. Charlotte is excited to bring her expert knowledge as a paramedic to help educate and inspire the future generation of paramedics. 

Matt Collett

Matthew Collett

Matt began his career in health care in 1990 with Hereford and Worcester Ambulance Service progressing to Paramedic Status in 2000. He enjoyed working as part of a crew on frontline ambulances and also as a community paramedic on a rapid response vehicle. While working as a paramedic Matt studied for and achieved BSc(hons) in Health and Social Care, with the intention of improving and broadening his professional practice. This has since led him to his current role as senior lecturer in paramedic science at University of Worcester.

Matt settled quickly into this new role and during his 5 years at University of Worcester he has achieved a Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and teaching in Higher Education and is currently studying for a masters degree in education. Having embraced his role in the education of student paramedics, Matt is also contributing to the development of the new curriculum design here at University of Worcester.

Mark Gillett

Mark Gillett

Mark is a lecturer in Paramedic Science at the University of Worcester.

Mark joined the Paramedic Science team after several years working as a Clinical Team Mentor within the Ambulance Service. He is currently practicing as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Primary Care whilst studying for an MSc in Advanced practice. Prior to becoming a clinician he worked as a Firefighter and is seeking use his connections within the Fire and Rescue Service to enhance student experience at Worcester. Mark's contributes a wide skills and varied experiences across the to the team.

Nathan Caswell Price

Nathan Caswell Price

Nathan started his career in the field of education after completing a BA (Hons) in Childhood, Family and Education Studies. His dissertation explored Special Education Needs provisions within mainstream primary school classrooms. After working within the field for a short time, Nathan decided to challenge his skills and entered the world of Healthcare. Whilst studying for an FdSc Paramedic Science at the University of Worcester Nathan worked for West Midlands Ambulance Service as a registered Paramedic. This role enabled him to develop a wealth of knowledge and skills essential to the profession. Nathan joined the Department of Paramedic Science and Physician Associates in 2022 and is excited to combine his passion for Education and Healthcare to help educate and inspire the future generation of Paramedics.

David Woolford

David Woolford

I commenced my position with the University of Worcester in 2014 following a 14-year career with West Midlands Ambulance Service.

Originally qualifying as a Biological Sciences graduate specialising in microbiology, I pursued a career in the Life Sciences industry working on a number of high profile projects to automate the National DNA data base, The Huma Genome Project and a wide variety of clinical screening projects.

In 2000 I left the industry to retrain to as a paramedic following a growing desire to work in a more rewarding and directly impactful role.

The final 2 years of my career within the ambulance service were spent working within the community paramedic scheme, a role developed to promote advanced treatment at home and reduce hospitalisation.

I then joined the University of Worcester in order to fulfil my desire to support the development of future generations of paramedics.


Joseph Hamilton

Prior to working for the West Midlands Ambulance Service Joe worked as an exercise physiologist where he would train and monitoring athletes through the measurement and assessment of physical functions of the different body systems. Through this he would then provide strength and conditioning programmes to adequately prepare athletes for competition.

Joe then moved on to gaining experience in the NHS as a clinical exercise physiologist where he gained experiences in hospital settings, provide advice on health, fitness and exercise prescription for people with a range of chronic diseases, including coronary heart disease, diabetes or respiratory diseases. Joe also gained experience of working within a medium security facility developing a health program for patients with a variety of mental health and learning disabilities.

David Laws

Prior to joining the University of Worcester as a Clinical Skills Lecturer in 2023, David joined the Staffordshire Ambulance Service in 1998 and worked up through various roles including patient transport service and ambulance technician before doing his FdSc in Paramedic Science at the University of Worcester under the West Midlands Ambulance Service.

Whilst working for the ambulance service, David became a five-day mentor for university students on placement, giving them the knowledge and skills on placement to become registered paramedics. Wanting to develop this more lead him to apply for the lecturer role at the University of Worcester where he hopes to carry on developing students to succeed and become future paramedics.

While with West Midlands Ambulance Service, David was also part of the SORT (special operations response team) trained to respond to chemical incidents or mass casualty incidents, and part of the MTFA (Marauding terrorist firearms attack) response team which provided extra training and insight into these types of incidents.

During this time, he also worked for Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service as a retained fire fighter where he was trained in different extraction techniques where attending various incidents gave him greater insights into how the different services work together.   

Aaron Collins

Aaron Collins

Aaron has recently joined the Paramedic Science team at the University of Worcester having previously studied here as a Paramedic Student.

He has an extensive history in Health Care prior to become a Paramedic, having worked with patients within the Brain Injury, Mental Health and Respiratory sectors.

Aaron gained valuable experience working for the ambulance service throughout Covid whilst studying prior to becoming a qualified Paramedic. Whilst working as a qualified clinician, Aaron maintained his ties with the University supporting staff as an associate lecturer prior to joining the University full time. 


Ruth Jones OBE

Ruth is a Principal Lecturer of Paramedic Science and Physician Associates in the School of Allied Health and Community. She leads a staff team who are passionate about Paramedic Science and teaching, learning and research in relation to it. Ruth’s specialisms are gender-based violence and abuse, emotional / psychological trauma, gender and gender equality, and she works locally, nationally and internationally for statutory agencies, voluntary organisations, educational establishments and the corporate sector on behalf of the University of Worcester and independently.

Ruth’s work has been recognised with a number of awards including Worcestershire Woman of the Year (2011) and Woman Inspiring Europe (2012) and she was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2014 for services to victims of domestic and sexual violence. She accepted that award on behalf of all who have experienced gender-based violence and those who work to support them.

The course team are supported by various services at the University of Worcester, including specialist librarians, academic writers in residence, and student services.



Upon completion of our BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science degree, you will be eligible to apply for professional registration with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). Upon registration, you will be able to apply for work with a range of employers including but not exhaustive of, Ambulance Trusts, primary care, private health and care organisations / agencies and specialist services.

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Fees and funding

Full-time tuition fees

UK students

The standard tuition fee for full-time UK students registering in the academic year 2024/25 is £9,250 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Funding for Paramedic students

The Government has announced that, from September 2020, students on Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Paramedic Science courses will receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year, which they will not need to pay back. 

Find out more about this payment.

Additional costs

Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying. The amounts vary between courses. There might be cost associated for travel on this course.

Students will be required to pay for an enhanced DBS check.

A full set of uniform will be provided by the university at the beginning of the course including shirts, trousers, high-visibility clothing, helmet and steel toe capped boots. Additional uniform may need to be purchased by the student.

Visit our Money Advice pages for information on how much you should budget for your course.


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