De Montfort University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Health and Care Professions Council

Paramedic Science

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Course summary

Formerly known as Paramedicine BSc (Hons) our Paramedic Science BSc (Hons) delivers high-quality health professional education leading to a rewarding career as a key member of the workforce within the UK health and social care system. The Paramedic profession is at the forefront of providing urgent and emergency care to patients in a variety of dynamic and challenging environments, responding to a wide range of clinical conditions from minor illness and injury to critical and/or life-threatening presentations. You will learn the necessary knowledge and skills to thrive in these settings from a team of experienced academics and practitioners, comprising of Associate Professors, Specialist Paramedics, Paramedics, and Nurse Practitioners, who have experience working in pre-hospital, emergency, and unscheduled care. Our dedicated clinical skills facilities utilise state-of-the-art technology and a full range of specialised equipment, high-fidelity manikins, and patient management equipment that mirror those found in practice, to support our students' learning. In addition to these facilities, DMU also has an on-site crime scene house and car, both of which are utilised as learning environments. The range of dedicated equipment and facilities provides an immersive and realistic simulation environment mimicking real-life scenarios. Through Education 2030 - DMU's innovative approach to teaching and learning, the Paramedic Science course offers a modular curriculum that enables each student to develop both clinically and academically in one area before moving on to the next. This is enhanced with placements with the local Ambulance Service NHS Trusts, University Hospital Leicester, and the Leicester Partnership Trust. You will gain clinical experience during all three years of the course by working alongside Paramedics and Technicians on emergency ambulances and rapid response cars and in other practice areas such as A&E, maternity, paediatrics, coronary care, and minor injury/minor illness.  Key features • Eligibility to apply to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) upon graduation, enabling employment in a wide variety of clinical areas. • Strong links and integrated work placements with local NHS Trusts. • Study in our purpose-built clinical skills suites that provide an immersive and realistic simulation – part of a £12 million investment in our facilities. • Benefit from more than 50 years of teaching experience from a highly qualified and experienced academic team, the majority of whom are employed in clinical practice in pre-hospital, emergency, or unscheduled care. • A dynamic modular curriculum provides a challenging and stimulating learning experience and allows for more time to engage with learning, regular multi-modal assessment, faster feedback, and a better study-life balance to enjoy other important aspects of university life. • We offer an equitable and inclusive approach to learning and teaching for all our students. Known as the Universal Design for Learning (UDL), our teaching approach has been recognised as sector-leading.


FIRST YEAR: Foundations of Paramedic Practice 1 Professional Studies in Paramedicine Foundations of Paramedic Practice 2 Problem based learning Clinical practice placement 1 SECOND YEAR: Developing Paramedic Practice 1 Evidence based practice Developing Paramedic Practice 2 Problem based learning Clinical practice placement 2 THIRD YEAR: Dissertation Urgent and Community Care Special Circumstances Clinical practice placement 3

Assessment method

A range of assessment strategies are included throughout the programme to demonstrate the students' attainment of learning outcomes, and are designed to be appropriate to the competency and level of skill required. Practice is assessed through the completion of a practice-based learning portfolio. Theory is assessed via a combination of examinations and Observed Structured Clinical Exams. Coursework may include written assignments and oral presentations. Less formal on-line quizzes and tests will enable students to monitor their progress and understanding.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Health and Care Professions Council

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

You submit an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure application form before starting the course (if you are overseas you will also need to submit a criminal records certificate from your home country), which needs to be cleared in accordance with DMU’s admissions policy. Contact us for up-to-date information.

Health checks

All applicants must complete a satisfactory health screening. This will include the ability to move, lift and carry patients.


The recruitment process for this course includes assessing applicants by the content of their personal statement and interview for the core values of the NHS constitution. The interview will include a numeracy test (set to GCSE grade C in maths) and a literacy test (again set to GCSE grade C in English). There is no fitness test, but you are expected to be able to lift, move and carry patients. Professional conduct during the event will also contribute to the decision-making regarding an applicant’s application.


As well as academic requirements, you will also be required to meet and fulfil non-academic requirements which are stated below: • Self-Declaration Form clearance • Enhanced DBS disclosure clearance • Occupational Health clearance You must meet and fulfil all non-academic requirements before 18th July 2022.

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

The interview will include a numeracy test (set to GCSE grade C in maths) and a literacy test (again set to GCSE grade C in English). There is no fitness test, but you are expected to be able to lift, move and carry patients.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 7 in all components when you start the course is essential. English language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning (CELL), is available both before and during the course. Please visit for more information.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that fees for subsequent years of study for continuing students are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fee will be in line with RPI-X (linked to the retail price index) and the fee cap set by the Government.
Paramedic Science at De Montfort University - UCAS