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Paramedic Science

Entry requirements


112 - 128 tariff points in a required subject with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades including 15 level 3 credits in a required subject.

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by 2 A Levels or equivalent qualifications.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language or English Literature and Mathematics grade 4 (or grade C in the old grading system). We also accept iGCSEs, Key Skills and Functional Skills and other qualifications at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30-32

30 - 32 points including grade H5 in a required subject.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D*

112 tariff points (Grade D*D*) in a required subject

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

112 tariff points (Grade DMM) in a required subject

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D*

112 tariff points (Grade D*D*) in a required subject

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

112 tariff points (Grade DMM) in a required subject

We accept this qualification as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by 40 points from an A level in a required subject.

112 - 128 tariff points from Scottish Highers, including 40 points in a required subject.

UCAS Tariff

112-128

112 - 128 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent, including 40 points in a required subject. Required subjects: A-Level: Applied Human Biology, Applied Science, Biology, Health & Social Care, Human Biology, Physical Education, Life Science, Sport & Exercise Science BTEC Extended Diploma: Applied Human Biology, Applied Science, Health & Social Care, Sport & Exercise Science Cambridge Technical Diploma or Extended Diploma: Health & Social Care C&G Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Paramedic science

**Why study BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science at BU?**
- The course maintains small cohort sizes resulting in excellent lecturer-to-student ratio meaning more support, education and resource availability, throughout your three years.

- Experience over 2,000 hours of placement experience throughout the course in a diverse array of settings.

- This course is endorsed by the College of Paramedics and approved by the HCPC, so you will be able to register as a qualified practitioner once you graduate.

- Practice in state-of-the-art facilities at our brand-new Bournemouth Gateway Building, including a newly built ambulance simulation suite, hospital wards and community home settings.

- There are opportunities to undertake training and exercises at external locations across the region

- As well as providing emergency care for critically ill patients, you will develop advanced assessment and decision-making skills so you can decide the appropriate referral method for less seriously unwell patients.

- Our degree is endorsed by the College of Paramedics and approved by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). On successful completion of this course, you will be able to register as a qualified practitioner.

**Funding support**: Paramedic Science students may be eligible for a non-repayable government training grant of at least £5,000 a year. Find out more information about the funding: https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-learning-support-fund

Modules

This course is a combination of theory and practice. The College of Paramedics and Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) require each student to complete 2,250 hours of practice over the course. Placements are achieved via shift-work where you will follow the shift pattern of your paramedic mentors, including night shifts, weekends and bank holidays.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£15,000
per year
International
£15,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bournemouth University

Department:

Department of Medical Science and Public Health

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

90%
med
Paramedic science

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Health sciences (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

88%
Library resources
97%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
55%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
39%
Male students
61%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
14%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Health sciences (non-specific)

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

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Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
77%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

73%
Therapy professionals
12%
Other elementary services occupations
8%
Sports and fitness occupations

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Allied health

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£24k

£25k

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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