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St George's, University of London

Paramedic Science

UCAS Code: B781

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

One science subject, accepted science subjects include: Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Human Biology, Physics, Psychology and Sociology. General Studies and Key Skills are not accepted. Resits will be considered.

Access to HE Diploma

D:24,M:21,P:0

Full Award Diploma (in a science subject). 60 credits at level 3 (45 graded and 15 ungraded). To include a minimum of 30 science related credits. Overall 24 credits must be graded at Distinction and 21 credits a minimum of Merit.

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

DDM

Must be in a science or healthcare subject.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Paramedic science

The Paramedic Science BSc is designed to develop you into an effective clinician capable of responding to and managing life-threatening emergency situations, from cardiac arrest to multi-system trauma. You will also learn about minor illness and injury along with chronic conditions and mental health, as managing patient calls featuring these is the bulk of a paramedic’s workload. The programme will train you in out-of-hospital care, mental health, social needs, maternity, chronic conditions, pharmacology and trauma.

The course combines learning in the workplace with academic study. Half of the course is spent between the UK’s busiest ambulance trust and the other practice placements, and half is spent in the university setting, with access to our state-of-the-art simulation centre.

Work-based placements across London are interspersed throughout the three years. These elements tend to be in blocks, and you will be required to match your practice educator’s working pattern, which will mean undertaking shifts, day and night, any day of the week. These help you link the theoretical knowledge with your practical experiences, so you learn how best to deliver patient care.

Paramedic careers are hugely rewarding. Graduates can now work in a variety of environments, including traditional 999 ambulance services, GP practices, walk-in centres, minor injuries units, helicopter emergency services, research establishments, and remote environments such as oil-rigs. While the NHS employs the majority of paramedics, some also work in the private sector.

Once enrolled on the course you can apply for student membership of the College of Paramedics, the professional body for paramedics in the UK. This can be upgraded to full membership when you graduate, and you will be eligible to be considered for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

**Course highlights**
- Placement with the London Ambulance Service

- Additional placements spread in hospital wards, theatres, A&E, maternity units, cardiac care units, intensive care units and a variety of community-based settings

- State-of-the-art paramedic simulation centre including home environments, ambulances and interactive immersive rooms

**About St George’s, University of London**
As the UK’s specialist health university, we’ve been improving health for over 250 years. Our close links with healthcare providers and our shared campus with one of the UK’s largest teaching hospitals, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, means St George’s will provide you with a unique taste of what your future working life holds. 

Modules

Modules covered throughout the three years of this course provide an introduction to the basic theories underpinning the health sciences, and specialist teaching in subjects related to paramedic science.

Practice placements form an integral part of the course and are completed in a range of ambulance and hospital clinical settings.

Once enrolled on the course, you can apply for student membership of the British Paramedic Association, the UK’s professional body for paramedics. This can be upgraded to full membership following graduation and registration with the Health Professions Council.

You can find further information about the modules you can expect to study on this course on our website: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/courses/paramedic-science#modules

Assessment methods

You can find detailed information about assessment methods for this course on our website: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/courses/paramedic-science#study

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

St George's, University Of London

Department:

Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education

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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.

74%
low
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

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
73%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
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

76%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
44%
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?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
46%
Male students
54%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
36%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
A

After graduation


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Health sciences (non-specific)

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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.

£20,160
low
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
42%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
15%
Caring personal services
9%
Natural and social science professionals

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

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