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Paramedic Science

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

112-136

A typical offer will require a UCAS Tariff score between 112-136 points; or an Access to Higher Education qualification (minimum of 45 Level 3 credits, with 18 at Distinction and 27 at Merit) which must be in a science-based subject. You may find it beneficial if you have prior knowledge of health or human science, so we prefer if you have relevant A Levels - such as Biology, Health and Social Care, Chemistry, Psychology, Physics, Physical Education, and Sociology. However, it is not essential. In addition, you will require five GCSEs including Maths, English and Science at Grade C/4 or above (or equivalent). Applicants must be physically fit and able to undertake clinical placements, which will involve frontline ambulance?duties. This includes (but is not limited to): lifting and carrying of equipment climbing flights of stairs moving and handling patients undertaking a variety of shifts, including night-work Attend the compulsory interview and selection event for shortlisted candidates. Those for whom English is not their first language must achieve a minimum score of 7.0 overall or equivalent for the International English Language Test Score (IELTS), with no on element below 6.5.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Paramedic science

**Please note: This course is subject to validation.**

Can you stay clear-headed under pressure? Do you want a job where every day is different? Do you want to help others in their most vulnerable moments?

Our BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science programme can lead you towards a fulfilling and meaningful role. With this course you’ll learn the skills and knowledge you need to become a frontline healthcare professional, making a difference for patients who require urgent emergency care.

Throughout your time on the course you will be supported by experienced tutors and lecturers. You’ll also have the opportunity to complete placements in supervised urgent and emergency care settings.

**Why study this subject?**
Paramedic practice continues to develop, with significant changes seen in recent years leading to paramedics working in a range of clinical settings; providing evidence-based care to patients within our communities.

Studying for a Paramedic Science degree with us will give you the knowledge, skills and competencies to be an effective paramedic in a time when the demand in this profession has never been higher.

**Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?**
The learning you’ll receive at BNU is special because we combine academic theory, simulated patient care and practice-based experience to make sure you’re fully prepared to step into this incredibly important sector.

We work with clinical partners like the South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust and London Ambulance Service NHS Trust to offer you unique learning experiences that will develop your confidence and show you what being a paramedic is really like.

What’s more, because we give our students the opportunity to delve into the practical world of healthcare, you’ll understand exactly how to provide the best support for a broad range of illnesses and injuries in urgent, emergency and unscheduled care settings.

A training grant of £5000 per year is available for eligible students. You can find out more through the NHS Business Services Authority.

**What facilities can I use?**
As a student on our BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science programme, you'll have access to our incredible state-of-the-art simulation labs at both the High Wycombe and Uxbridge campuses.

Simulation is an important aspect of our nursing and healthcare programmes. Students regularly spend time in these areas to practice technical skills and use the newest technologies in a safe and supportive environment.

We use simulation manikins programmed to act like humans, and ‘moulage’ – the process of applying mock, often gorily realistic injuries for training purposes. We also engage service users in role-play sessions.

Throughout the course you’ll be supported by our dedicated and specialist staff who will help you to develop and apply diagnostic skills and evidence-based interventions in a range of healthcare situations.

You’ll develop a solid knowledge and understanding of the core concepts underpinning urgent and emergency healthcare which means you'll be confident to practice as a registered paramedic by the time you graduate.

You’ll complete a placement in a supervised urgent and emergency care setting each year in which time you’ll be provided with a practice educator and link lecturer to make sure you’re well supported at all times. Placements are an excellent way to network, learn from industry professionals and find out first-hand what the job of a paramedic is really like.

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
£9,250
per year
International
£13,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Buckinghamshire New University

Uxbridge Campus

Department:

School of Health Care and Social Work

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
27%
Male students
73%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
C

After graduation


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Subjects allied to medicine

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.

£24,000
high
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
93%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

87%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
4%
Caring personal services
3%
Teaching and educational professionals

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