Do you want to be on the frontline of the medical world making a difference with your career? Then our BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science course at Bucks can lead you there.
The role of the paramedic has changed significantly in recent years, therefore a high quality degree is required to meet the needs of patients and service users. This programme will combine academic theory, simulated care and frontline practice placements to provide you with an environment where you can develop the knowledge, skills and competencies to be an effective paramedic.
As a paramedic no two days are the same, patients might present with a range of illnesses and injury, and you may find yourself working in a variety of clinical settings. Therefore, on this course students gain significant operational experience across a variety of settings, including NHS ambulance services, urgent care clinics, GP practices and within Acute Trusts, ensuring your degree covers the breath and scope of what you will need to function effectively as a paramedic in different settings.
More placements, more choices
Bucks is a Placements Plus university. So, whatever degree you do, you can be sure there’ll be plenty of industry-relevant opportunities on offer, to help you get into your chosen field.
We’ll also prepare you for work beforehand, with special skills for work training, further boosting your CV, and building skills employers will value. In recognition of the value we place on these skills we have incorporated this experience into your study time.
Placements Plus is all about helping you get some valuable experience under your belt while you’re a student. To increase your choices later, and help you get the graduate-level job you want.
UCAS CODE: B950
Throughout the course you will be taught by dedicated and specialist staff who will help you to transfer and apply diagnostic and creative skills in a range of healthcare situations. By gaining a solid knowledge and understanding of the core concepts underpinning urgent and emergency healthcare you will be adequately prepared for employment and fit for purpose as a registered paramedic.
The way our BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science is taught combines theory and practice. Some of the subject areas you will be studying to build up your theory knowledge are:
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Advanced Clinical Skills
- Patient Assessment Techniques
- Trauma Management
- Advanced Life Support
- Leadership & Management
Practically, you will complete a placement in supervised urgent and emergency care settings each academic year. During your placements you will be provided with a clinical mentor and link lecturer to ensure you are fully supported. You will be provided with a range of clinical experiences in order for you to acquire a range of skills, enabling you to become flexible and adaptable paramedic.
Placements can include:
- Patient Transport Service
- Frontline Emergency Ambulances
- Urgent Care Centres/Walk in Centres
- Emergency Departments
- General Practice
- Hospital Settings
What are the course entry requirements?
A typical offer will require a UCAS Tariff score between 112-136 points; or an Access to Nursing qualification (minimum of 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction, 12 at Merit, and 3 at Pass).
You may find it easier if you have prior knowledge of health, so we prefer if you have relevant A Levels - such as Biology, Health and Social Care, Chemistry, Psychology, Physics, Physical Education, and Sociology. However, it is not essential.
In addition, you will require five GCSEs including Maths, English and Science at Grade C/4 or above (or equivalent).
Those whom English is not their first language must achieve a minimum score of 7.0 overall or equivalent for the International English Language Test Score (IELTS).
For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.
Year 2 Modules
- Clinical Skills in Urgent & Emergency Care Stage 2
- Management of Long Term Conditions
How much does it cost
Full Time Home and EU, Academic Year 2021-2022: £9,250 per year
Full Time International, Academic Year 2021-2022: £13,750 per year
Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.
You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.
How do I apply?
For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks