Paramedic Science, BSc Hons

  • If you thrive in helping in high pressured situations our degree will prepare you with the skills and expertise needed for a rewarding career as a Paramedic
  • If you want to provide emergency care to those in critical need, our NHS work placements give you vital on-the-job experience
  • Our training assists you in registering as a Paramedic with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).



Paramedics are vital members of the National Health Service (NHS) frontline and emergency care.

Our three-year degree course is run by experienced paramedics and healthcare educators. We combine academic study with clinical work placements, where a range of health professionals will assist in your paramedic training.

Our degree offers a university-based education with a clinical work-based focus. It is designed for keen learners who are enthusiastic about patient care and have a desire to make a difference to people's lives. We will prepare you with the right skills and expertise to undertake this dynamic and challenging role in the out-of-hospital environment.

If you are based at our Avery Hill campus you will undertake your clinical work-based practice with the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust. On the Medway degree you will work with the South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.

Your training with us will prepare you to apply with the Health and Care Professions Council as a registered paramedic.

During your training you are taught to assess, treat, refer or discharge patients across all age ranges. As a paramedic you will be working primarily with frontline NHS ambulance teams, responding to acute medical or traumatic emergencies.

Paramedics now also work in a variety of other challenging settings, including primary care services, minor injuries units and emergency departments. Our expert tutors prepare you to be professional and resilient as well as having the right combination of skill, knowledge and patient care.

Available places

There are places available on our BSc Hons Paramedic Science (London) degree, which begins in September at our Avery Hill Campus. Use UCAS code B781 A when you apply.

There are currently no places available on our BSc Hons Paramedic Science (Medway) degree which begins in September at our Medway Campus.

What you'll study

For information on courses for this programme click here.

Entry requirements

Please note: Entry requirements may change during Clearing.

Applicants from a UK educational background:

300 UCAS points from 3 A-levels.

We also accept alternative qualifications, including:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Advanced and Progression Diplomas
  • Access courses.

Plus GCSE English language, mathematics and a science with a minimum of grade C are required.

For more information, contact or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

Further to showing equivalent qualifications to UK applicants, international applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in English, mathematics and science (equivalent to GCSE grade C). 

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 7.5 (with a minimum of 7.0 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

For more information, contact or +44 20 8331 8136.

In addition

  • You should also have completed at least 20 days' paid or voluntary work in health and social care in activities relevant to paramedic practice. This must have been personally arranged and not have been part of a course. This must be discussed and reflected upon in your personal statement
  • You will be required to attend an interview
  • Applicants should provide evidence of a full manual UK driving licence on application with no history of a serious driving offence or more than 3 points
  • You must also demonstrate an awareness of current issues in paramedic practice
  • Following a successful interview, applicants to the Medway-based programme will be required to pass a physical fitness assessment by 1 September of the year of entry.

For more information, visit a Health Open Evening or see our Professional Health and Social Work Programmes prospectus.

What people say

I had hoped to start my training for the ambulance service at Greenwich as I knew it was one of the most respected degrees of its type in the country. I also found the lecturers had real drive and passion for the teaching and, most importantly, for supporting its students. After working three years in the leisure industry, it was hard to give up my job. However, applying for this degree is the best decision I've ever made.

Gareth Harper
BSc Hons Paramedic Science (London)

I am enjoying this degree very much. It is a fascinating subject with loads to learn. There is a great combination of lectures, practical weeks and placement weeks. We always get the chance to learn and practice new skills and then use them in a supportive environment while on the road.

The university offers impressive facilities. The library is huge with massive amounts of material on paramedic practice. Everything you need for the degree is available.  I feel really privileged to be on this degree, and I love every challenge that comes my way."

Laura Newman
BSc Hons Paramedic Science (Medway)

Extra information


Students will be assessed through:

  • Clinical practice
  • Portfolio
  • Skills
  • Essays
  • Exams
  • Reports
  • Patient/client profiling
  • Oral and poster presentations
  • Laboratory exercises
  • Opportunities for self-assessment
  • Peer review
  • Objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs).


A paramedic career may encompass a number of roles within emergency and critical care such as work in hazardous area response teams, air ambulance or neonate emergency transfer services.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

Avery Hill Campus

Situated in Avery Hill Park in Eltham, this campus combines the grace of a Victorian mansion with modern living and teaching facilities.

New Eltham and Falconwood (approx. 20 walk)

TFL buses frequently run closeby.

Free 15 min stay parking available on campus. 'Pay and display' car parks nearby.

Campus bus service every half hour between campuses.

More about the campus

Travel information and maps

Medway Campus

A recently modernised, splendid Edwardian redbrick and ivy-clad campus based at Chatham Maritime, Kent.

Chatham Station (approx. 5 min by bus)

Gillingham Station (approx. 20 min walk / 10 min by bus)

Free parking is available for motorbikes and scooters. Public car parks nearby.

From Gatwick Airport take the National Express 270 coach service.

Campus bus service between campuses.

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