Paramedic Science, BSc Hons

Study paramedic science with us and benefit from our strong links with the London Ambulance Service and South East Coast Ambulance Service, where you will undertake your clinical work-based practice.

This paramedic science degree, run by experienced paramedics and healthcare educators, will prepare you for challenging roles on the front line of emergency care. Our course combines academic study with clinical placements where a range of health professionals will assist in your paramedic training.

Students studying at Avery Hill Campus will undertake a clinical work-based practice with the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust. Medway Campus students will work with South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. This degree will prepare you to apply to register with the Health and Care Professions Council as a paramedic.

UCAS points

120 (view full requirements)(full requirements below)

Course/institution codes

B781 A BSc/PaSc (London) / B781 M BSc/PaSc (Medway)

Duration

3 years full-time

Start month

September

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What you should know about this course

  • For subjects allied to medicine, Greenwich is one of the top three universities in London for student satisfaction with learning resources (2019 National Student Survey).
  • Make a difference to people's 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).

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 (London)

What you will study

The University of Greenwich is currently reviewing its paramedic science course and some modules may change. We anticipate the review process to be finalised by June 2020 and will consult students on any changes should they arise before the September 2020 start date.

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

You will be taught by an experienced team of experts, which includes senior academics, technical officers, and practitioners with industry experience. Trained postgraduate researchers may also contribute to seminar teaching with the module leader. Teaching is informed by our research and consultancy work, and 97 per cent of our lecturers hold a teaching qualification.

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Entry requirements

If you are

120 UCAS points from A-levels, with no more than 12 points from AS-levels.

GCSE mathematics, science and English with a minimum of grade 4 (C) are required.

We also accept:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education.

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

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Further information about entry

Candidates will be required to:

  • Attend an interview at a Selection Day on Avery Hill Campus or Medway Campus.
  • Provide evidence that you possess a full UK manual driving licence or that you are undertaking driving lessons. If you are undertaking driving lessons you are obliged to obtain your full manual UK licence by the end of the first year.
  • Meet residential regulations.

In addition

  • Appropriate healthcare experience through work shadowing or observation, either voluntary or paid, is encouraged.
  • You must also demonstrate an awareness of current issues in paramedic practice.

Please note: if you are applying via UCAS, they will only accept references from a professional email address.

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

Enhanced disclosure

Applicants for this course are required to complete a suitability declaration, an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check, and an occupational health check.

How you will learn

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • 1-to-1 tutorials

Further details to be confirmed.

Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Contact hours may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

Class sizes vary by module. Lectures are normally attended by larger groups, and seminars/tutorials by smaller groups. This can vary more widely for modules that are shared between degrees. All students will have opportunities for 1-to-1 time with their tutors.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you are also expected to dedicate around 30 hours a week to self-study. This may involve further reading and research, preparing coursework and presentations, and preparing for tests and exams. Our facilities are designed to support you in these activities.

We encourage you to join societies and participate in sporting and other activities to engage in the wider life of the university community.

Overall workload

If you are studying full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of courses you are studying.

Each module you study towards this degree is worth 15 or 30 credits. These represent around 150 or 300 study hours respectively. If you receive 100 contact hours for a 30-credit module, you should expect to commit 200 hours to independent study to complete it successfully.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework

Further details to be confirmed.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

We aim to provide feedback on assignments and to release examination results within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

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Full time

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

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Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

Further costs may include (but are not limited to):

  • Resources: you may need to purchase a stethoscope for use in skills simulations and practice placements (estimate £45)
  • Memberships: applying for student membership of a professional body such as the College of Paramedics may incur further costs (estimate £2.50 per month)
  • Practice placement: you may need to pay for any travel to and from practice placement areas required for your course (estimate variable).

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

The Medway-based programme has been developed in partnership with South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. The London based programme at our Avery Hill campus has been developed in partnership with the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

On completion of your degree, you will be eligible to apply for professional registration as a Paramedic with the Health and Care Professions Council. Once registered, you can pursue the various roles that paramedics fulfil in the acute and primary care sectors. 

As a paramedic, you may work in NHS ambulance trusts or in offshore and remote locations. Supportive roles are also available within specialist services such as the neonate transfer service, air ambulance team and the hazardous area response team. Opportunities are also available in minor injury units and GP surgeries.

Do you provide employability services?

Our Employability & Careers Service (ECS) is committed to supporting our students and recent graduates in their transition towards a rewarding graduate destination. We aim to empower our students to achieve their potential, with support including:

  • CV and cover letter checks
  • Application support
  • One-to-one careers advice
  • Interview tips and support
  • Careers fairs
  • Internships
  • Graduate jobs.

More about Careers.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Some students may be eligible to participate in the +Erasmus student exchange course to spend a year abroad. Benefit from international experience and develop proficiency in a European language.

Support from the department

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.

Accommodation information

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