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Course summary

Got a cool head and a taste for fast-paced environments? Study on our full-time Paramedic Science degree and open the door to a rewarding career in emergency healthcare. You’ll learn in purpose-built skills labs and on placements with London Ambulance Service or East of England Ambulance Service. Our course is validated by the Health & Care Professions Council so you’ll graduate eligible to register as a Paramedic. Our exciting Paramedic Science degree course will teach you the skills you need to work as a Paramedic. You'll get practical experience by using our modern skills laboratories, mannequins and specialist equipment, and back it up with the theory you learn in the lecture theatre. Then you'll apply both theory and practice on your clinical placements with local ambulance trusts. You'll be placed with either East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust or London Ambulance Service NHS Trust. As well as your ambulance placement you'll also experience other types of placement including critical care, maternity and emergency departments. You'll get expert guidance from supportive tutors, including practising professionals, you'll learn to work as a multidisciplinary team, reflecting the real-life working environment. Our Paramedic Science degree is designed and delivered by our team of Paramedic academics and practitioners with input from our partner ambulance services. It's approved by the Health & Care Professions Council, so you'll be eligible to apply for registration to work as a Paramedic as soon as you graduate. After graduation and registration, you could work in a wide range of out-of-hospital care settings, including an ambulance or response car, the control room, an air ambulance (HEMS) team, or a hazardous area response team. Increasingly, Paramedics are also helping to deliver acute care in hospitals and private healthcare, such as at concerts or motor-racing events, as well as working in primary care settings including GP surgeries and walk-in centres. We're dedicated to the continual improvement of every aspect of healthcare and delivering the values set out in the NHS Constitution.


Year 1: ·Applied Anatomy and Physiology ·Preparation for Clinical Practice ·Professional Practice for Healthcare ·Fundamentals of Patient, Assessment and Clinical Decision Making ·Chest Pain and Shortness of Breath ·Clinical Practice in Paramedic Science 1 Year 2: ·Impaired Consciousness and Mental Health ·Resuscitation Skills ·Clinical Practice in Paramedic Science 2 ·Abdominal Pain, Maternity and Fever ·Trauma Skills Year 3: ·Clinical Practice in Paramedic Science 3 ·Complex Cases ·Research Methodology for Healthcare Professionals ·Research Project for Healthcare Professionals

Assessment method

We'll assess you regularly so that you and your tutors can check your progress. Besides exams, we'll look at your placement assessment records, essays, presentations, observed clinical examinations, case studies and your major project. In order to successfully complete the course and be eligible to apply for registration, you must achieve a pass in all modules. This is a three-year programme Please note that you'll need to pass all of the above core modules in order to be eligible to register with the HCPC. This course does not have any optional modules. Modules are subject to change and availability.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 7.0 ( Academic level), or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University. 2020 Entry requirements are under review for the next cycle and have been published using the current cycle information. Please check back when apply opens for the exact requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information
Paramedic Science at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS