Paramedic Science, BSc Hons

  • Make a difference to peoples' lives and work on the front-line of emergency care
  • Train to provide emergency care to those in critical need, our NHS work placements give you vital on-the-job experience
  • We prepare you to register as a Paramedic with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Overview

Overview

Would you like to make a difference to peoples' lives and work on the front-line of emergency care?

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

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 accident and emergency departments as well as ambulance services. Our expert tutors prepare you to be professional and resilient as well as having the right combination of skill, knowledge and patient care.

Attendance

The BSc Hons Paramedic Science (London) degree begins in September at our Avery Hill Campus.

The BSc Hons Paramedic Science (Medway) degree begins in September at our Medway Campus.

What you'll study

For information on courses for this programme click here.

Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

120 UCAS points from A-levels, of which no more than 12 points should come from AS-levels. 

We also accept equivalent qualifications, including:

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

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

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

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 international@gre.ac.uk 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 be personally arranged and not have 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 have 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

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

What people say

I chose Greenwich because I wanted a university with a good reputation for Paramedic Science. I also wanted to attend a university that works with the London Ambulance Service.

Annie Mae Inskip
BSc Hons Paramedic Science

The best thing about studying at the University of Greenwich is the high quality of lecturers who are, or have been paramedics.

Raju Ajiz
BSc Hons Paramedic Science

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

Assessment

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).

Careers

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:

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How to apply

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.

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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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