Paramedic Science at University of Cumbria - UCAS

Course summary

You’re resilient and a great communicator. You have a passion to help your local community. You thrive in the unknown and in emergency situations. We can provide specialist training to begin your career as a fully qualified paramedic. Your degree will allow you to practise as a safe and competent paramedic. We will continue to support you after graduation, with continuing professional development and postgraduate courses. What’s more, our Allied Health Profession courses are ranked 1st in the North West and top 10 in the UK. We are also 1st in the North West for continuation and career prospects following graduation from Allied Health Profession Courses (Guardian University Guide 2023 Results). Course Overview Application of theory to practice is integral to your learning and understanding, and our BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science course reflects this. Throughout your degree, you'll be engaged in weekly practical learning to confirm and practise newly learned subject areas. Supporting this, you will learn through simulation exercises via our key practice partners and in our own dedicated simulation facilities. For example, in your first year you will work with the fire and ambulance service through station-based inductions and vehicle extraction exercises. In addition, our major incident day gives you the opportunity to work with policing and forensic science students to deal with a series of realistic simulated crimes. You'll have the unique opportunity to study elements of traumatic jobs in the real world with actors and realistic scenarios to develop quick thinking and essential lifesaving skills. Our modern facilities including a simulated ambulance, a mock hospital ward and a mock patient residence. All equipment is based at the Lancaster campus and is geared up for a truly unique experience for paramedic practice and the ‘real-life’ scenes that aid your development as a professional. Alongside this, you'll gain 1,875 hours of practice placement experience with the ambulance service and 'spoke' learning in areas such as emergency departments, mental health, end-of-life care, hospital theatres, GP practices, nursing homes and residential homes. On this course you will...

  • Receive supportive teaching from tutors within a close-knit learning community.
  • Be taught by a diverse teaching faculty, with an abundance of practice experience and individual practice expertise.
  • Experience a variety of learning methods, utilising the excellent paramedic facilities on campus.
  • Undertake a second year 'rural paramedicine' module, developing your ability to manage patients for longer periods of time.
  • Discover the contemporary programme, designed to develop you to be prepared for practice in the ambulance service setting.
What You Will Learn On this programme, you will gain experience both clinically and academically, in pre-hospital care in both the ambulance service and in other clinical settings. Fifty weeks of your studies are undertaken on placement, where you will be guided by registered professionals with a variety of experience and skills. The programme is informed by practice and scholarly research. Academic weeks consist of four full learning days which are a blend of learning by theory and practical sessions. You will be allocated a fixed study day each academic week to consolidate your learning and prepare for assessments. All our practice placements offer a full range of clinical exposure, inclusive of ambulance and non-ambulance settings. Placements will be provided across a wide geographical area within the North West (predominantly Cumbria). Whilst on practice placements you will observe the practice of registered professionals, working under their supervision and participating in clinical practice.

Assessment method

Formative assessment is an important feature within the programme and may include in‐class or online activities such as research diaries, assignments and tests. The programme ensures summative assessments are designed to provide a creative and balanced strategy throughout the programme. The summative assessments all relate to the working environment of a paramedic enabling you to take your assessed learning into the practice environment to optimise the provision of patient care.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE English, Maths and Science at grade C / 4 or higher. These must have been achieved at point of application.

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


Institutions Own Test (IOT)


Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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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

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Paramedic Science at University of Cumbria - UCAS