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University of Sunderland

Paramedic Science and Out of Hospital Care

UCAS Code: B952

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

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

112

Our typical offer is 112 UCAS points from a minimum of two A Levels or equivalent, which should preferably include a Health or Science related subject. Please note we do not accept General Studies AS or A Level and you must show evidence of recent academic study within the last 5 years at entry level. We also require at least five passes at GCSE grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent (Note science GCSE is not an essential requirement of the course).

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Paramedic science

**This course is also available for April 2021 entry.**

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills you require to be a registered paramedic. You will be equipped to meet the challenges of modern paramedic practice, enabling you to deal with unpredictable situations competently and confidently. You will learn potentially lifesaving procedures that will allow you to treat and stabilise patients at the scene of an accident or emergency.

Key areas of study include anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, law and ethics and management and leadership.

You will be taught by a highly-skilled and motivated team with both clinical and teaching expertise. Evidence-based practice is embedded within the course, which ensures you are taught the most current and up to date skills and knowledge. You will learn through a variety of methods including presentations, seminars, lectures, group work and problem-based learning.

You'll also undertake a wide range of practice placements throughout the North East to enhance your learning which may lead to further employment opportunities.

A strong professional identity and confidence to work with various professional groups is an essential part of the course.

You will be expected to undertake a variety of clinical placements and work outside normal working hours including weekends. Placements can be anywhere within the North East region including Berwick and North Yorkshire. You will be expected to travel daily or stay in local accommodation for the duration of your placement.

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:

City Campus

Department:

Nursing and Health Sciences

TEF rating:
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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?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
42%
Male students
58%
Female students
66%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
B

After graduation


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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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
84%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

48%
Health associate professionals
24%
Health professionals
16%
Science, engineering and production technicians

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.

£18k

£18k

£16k

£16k

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