The Paramedic Science BSc course will enable you to train as a paramedic, providing immediate assistance to patients in the emergency pre-hospital care environment.     

Paramedic Science students using the simulation suite


Calendar Three years, full time 
cogwheel Apply through UCAS code B781, institution code S49
stamp Accreditation: Health and Care Professions Council
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globe UK and EU/EEA citizens may apply. Not open to non-EU (international) students

The BSc in Paramedic Science is designed to develop you into an effective clinician with the capability of responding to, and managing, life-threatening emergency situations from cardiac arrest to multi-system trauma. You will also cover minor illness and injury as managing these types of patient calls, along with chronic conditions, are the main part of a paramedic’s work load. The programme will train you in out-of- hospital care, mental health, social needs, maternity, chronic conditions, pharmacology and trauma.

The degree combines learning in the workplace of which 50% of your course is spent between the UK’s busiest Ambulance Trust, and other practice placements, and 50% being spent with academic study.

Once enrolled on the course you can apply for student membership of the College of Paramedics, the UK’s paramedic professional body. This can be upgraded to full membership following graduation and you will be eligible to be considered for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.

The degree combines learning in the workplace, including in various Ambulance Trusts, with academic study. The course is awarded by St George's, University of London and delivered by the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education.

  • Shared campus with one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK
  • Interprofessional learning: Learning opportunities exist for our students to learn alongside one another (interprofessional learning) reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of healthcare workplace environment
  • You will spend 2,250 hours on placement. Of this, approximately half will be alongside one of the busiest ambulance services in the world, the London Ambulance Service. The remaining time will be spent on placements in both hospital and community
  • This course is awarded by St George’s, University of London and taught in partnership with Kingston University. You’ll benefit from a multi-faculty experience combined with the health science expertise offered by St George’s
  • Careers advice embedded into our teaching
  • Teaching is informed by our out-of-hospital research which informs practice
  • Senior lecturers are working clinicians still undertaking practice
  • Use of our Simulation Centre comprising of home environments, two ambulance saloons and fully interactive immersive room
  • Guest lectures and speakers in specialist topics
Tuition fees*

2017 entry UK/EU: £9,250 per year

*Tuition fees are liable to increase each year. Fees for International students are determined by consideration of the rate of inflation and any factors such as significant changes to the course. Fees will not normally increase by more than 5% each year, except when the rate of inflation is significantly more than that projected in the preceding year. Fees for Home students are likely to increase each year as permitted by the government, which will normally be in line with inflation.

This course is taught in partnership with Kingston University. You'll benefit from a large, multifaculty experience combined with the health science expertise offered by St George's, University of London.

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Last Updated: Friday, 07 October 2016 12:31

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