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Course summary

Top 10 for Paramedic Science: The University of Northampton is a top 10 institution for Paramedic Science in the Complete University Guide league tables for 2022. This means that you can be confident about the high standard and quality of teaching you receive. This course will provide you with a wide range of academic and practice components to equip you with the required competencies to become a Paramedic. The course is a three year course over 45 weeks of the year. Successful completion of the BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science will enable you to apply for registration as a Paramedic with the Health Professions Council (HCPC), meeting the HCPC’s education requirements for registration. Our teaching team is made up of a subject leader and a number of Lecturer / Senior Lecturers who are experienced Paramedics, Specialist Paramedics and an Emergency care sister. All of our teaching staff have significant practice experience and qualifications. NSS*

  • 95% of final year BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies students at The University of Northampton agreed they were satisfied with the course
  • 95% go on to work and / or study within 15 months after the course
  • 100% staff are good at explaining things
  • 100% staff have made the subject interesting
  • 100% the course is intellectually stimulating
  • 100% my course has challenged me to achieve my best work
By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:
  • You will experience student life at the University’s £330 million Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day and find out more.
  • Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new laptop** to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (
Our expert academics teach in small groups supported with one to one assistance. Our academics and students form a tight bond, providing individualised support and guidance whilst challenging students academically.
  • Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd.
The Northampton Employment Promise
  • In fact, we’re so confident in our careers and employability support that if you achieve at least a 2:2 degree and complete either our Employability Plus Gold programme or achieve a Changemaker Gold Certificate during your time studying with us, but still haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating, we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you or support you into postgraduate study.
✱ source: National Student Survey (NSS) 2022 ✱✱ terms and conditions apply. See for more information


STAGE 1: • Fundamentals of Emergency Clinical Care (compulsory) • Biosciences 1 (compulsory) • Professional Studies for Paramedics (compulsory) • Paramedic Practice 1 (compulsory) STAGE 2: • Paramedic Clinical Care (compulsory) • Biosciences 2 (compulsory) • Research Module for Paramedic Science (compulsory) • Paramedic Practice 2 (compulsory) STAGE 3: • Contemporary issues in Paramedic Practice (compulsory) • Practice Focused Research Project (compulsory) • Enhanced Clinical Care (compulsory) • Paramedic Practice 3 (compulsory)

  • Students must take the compulsory modules. Students who do not complete the Honours Degree will be eligible for an Ordinary Degree upon successful completion of a minimum of 60 Level 6 credits. These can be from any Level 6 modules, whether identified as compulsory or designated. The name of the Ordinary Degree will differ from that of the Honours Degree due to professional body requirements. Details can be found in the relevant Supplementary Regulations.
**Module information is quoted for 2022/23 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

Assessment method

Throughout the paramedic science degree, we use a broad range of assessments , for example: range of essays, written exams, oral exams, presentations and practical (OSCE) exams. This is balanced through the years, so there is an even mix in each year and you must pass all the modules in the previous year to progress to the next.

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

A-level or Extended Diploma or T-level in Biology or Science or Health Related plus 5 GCSEs or equivalent at grade 4 (or C) to include Mathematics and English Language

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Paramedic Science at University of Northampton - UCAS