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Undergraduate

Paramedic Science

BSc (Hons)

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What you'll study

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £16,000


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

UK & EU fees for 2018/19 have not yet been confirmed, and may increase.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

Teaching and Assessment

Typical breakdown of teaching time - based on a core of 2,000 hours per year

Teaching and learning
Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
Y1  18%  50%  32%
Y2  21%  50%  29%
Final  14%  50%  36%
Assessment
Assessment
YearWrittenPracticalCoursework
Y1  65%  10%  25%
Y2  70%  10%  20%
Final  55%  23%  22%

About the 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. 

Please be aware that the BSc Paramedic Science programme is not yet approved by the Health and Care Professions Council, the regulatory body, which is required to work as a paramedic in the UK.

The University of Hull has requested approval for its BSc Paramedic Science programme from the regulatory body.

Once the course is approved, and 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.

Entry requirements

International students

(language requirements)

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 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.

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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.