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Faculty of Health Sciences

Paramedic Science

UndergraduateBSc (Hons)

Year of entry:
UCAS code: B780

What you'll study

Students must pass all modules and spend at least 2,250 hours on placements in order to be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Clinical Practice Education 1 (40 credits)

  • Anatomy and Physiology

  • Introduction to Evidence Based Practice

  • Foundations of Professional Practice

  • Professional and Contemporary issues in paramedic practice

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Clinical Practice Education 2 (40 credits)

  • Research Methods

    This module offers the exciting opportunity to prepare and undertake a small action research project. It will introduce you to research methodology, the need for ethical approval, how to find and analyse data, and how you can use literature to support the formulation of a research question. The module will also help you to become better critical readers of others’ research.

  • Acute Pre-hospital care

  • Clinical Assessment and Examination

  • Pathophysiology for Paramedics

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Clinical Practice Education 3 (40 credits)

  • Management of the critically ill patient

  • Clinical Pharmacology for Paramedics

  • Research Project (40 credits)

"I was the first person in my family to go to university and as a mature student I'm doubly proud to have got a first."

Gemma Ansell

More about this course

Learn the skills needed to treat and stabilise patients at the scene of an accident or emergency in those crucial minutes when your knowledge and ability can be the difference between life and death.

This programme has been launched at the specific request of the Yorkshire Ambulance Service to meet a critical local shortage of paramedics so the employment prospects for successful graduates are excellent. You will learn how best to deliver front-line patient care through a combination of classroom theory, online learning and clinical placements with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

Students learn to work as part of a multidisciplinary team and continuing professional development is encouraged from the outset. This highly relevant course is part of a national drive to make paramedics better qualified by making it a degree-only profession rather than the historic route in which paramedics worked their way up through the ranks of the ambulance service. All students must ensure they have the ability to reach their placement on the relevant date/time. 

On successful completion of the BSc Paramedic Science programme, you would be eligible to apply for registration as a paramedic with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Teaching and Learning
Scheduled
Placement
Independent

First year

18%

50%

32%

Second year

21%

50%

29%

Final year

14%

50%

36%

Assessment
Written
Practical
Coursework

First year

65%

10%

25%

Second year

70%

10%

20%

Final year

55%

23%

22%

Benefit from the amazing facilities of our new £28-million Health Campus with its mock operating theatre, hospital ward and intensive care unit.

Find out more

Developed with our NHS partners, our programmes are constantly updated to reflect the very latest in health care thinking.

Clinical placements give our students the skills, experience and support to become confident and compassionate health practitioners.

Expert staff work with NHS clinicians to deliver programmes from 'bite-size' taster sessions to PhDs in some of the UK’s finest facilities.

Entry requirements

  • 120 Tariff Points from three A levels 

UCAS has changed the way that qualifications earn points under the Tariff system. Please click here to work out your estimated points and to find out more about how the University of Hull considers qualifications.

  • GCSE English, Maths and a science (Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry or Physics) at grade 4 or C or above, or an agreed alternative (e.g. Certificate of Adult Numeracy at Level 2), are mandatory. 
  • It is the students responsibility to ensure they have the ability to reach their placement on the relevant date/time
  • Applicants must have an understanding of the role of the paramedic
  • Must have reached the age of 18 by the start of the programme

Alternative qualifications 

  • 128 Tariff Points from BTEC National Extended Diploma
  • 120 Tariff Points from BTEC National Diploma - plus an A Level 
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma in a health related subject - minimum of 30 credits at Level 3, all at distinction grade
  • University of Hull Certificate in Practice Skills for Health and Social Care (60 credits at Level 4 in appropriate subjects)
  • Advanced Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care plus an A level, minimum of grade B
  • Level 4 Diploma for Associated Ambulance Practitioners

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview. An annual Good Health and Good Character declaration must be completed and a Disclosure and Barring Service check is also required.

At a glance

For this course, you'll need...

120 UCAS points

Points can be made up of a variety of qualifications. Calculate your points here.

We welcome a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not be listed.

Many of our courses offer a Foundation Year for applicants without the qualifications for direct entry on to the degree.

If you have any questions about our entry requirements or the tariff, please contact admissions or call 01482 466100.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 7.0 overall, with 7.0 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £9,250
  • International: £16,000

Fees may be subject to permitted inflationary increases in future years. 

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Future Prospects

Employment prospects are excellent as the programme has been designed to meet a critical local shortage of paramedics at the specific request of the Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

Successful graduates will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), an essential requirement for anyone wanting to work as a paramedic in the UK.