University of Brighton

Degree level: Undergraduate

Paramedic Science

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Course summary

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As a paramedic you will often be the first healthcare professional at the scene of incidents requiring pre-hospital care. Working in conditions which can be challenging and rapidly changing, you will assess a patient’s condition and make potentially lifesaving decisions about treatment and hospital transfer. Working as a paramedic offers many employment experiences in the UK and further afield. There are opportunities for you to undertake an international placement, and explore practice in a different environment and culture. Accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council and endorsed by the College of Paramedics, this course gives you everything you need to become a paramedic. Graduates of this course are entitled to administer medication and perform certain surgical techniques. To ensure you can confidently apply theory to practice, you’ll spend 50% of your year on placement with the South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust and in other healthcare settings. You will also practise in our state of the art clinical skills and simulation suite and community flat. The recognition that patients come first in everything the NHS does, and the values of the NHS constitution – respect, dignity, compassion and working together for patients – are embedded in our curriculum.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeB780
Institution code B72
Campus nameBrighton
Campus codeB

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This course does not take applications from International applicants who require a Tier 4 visa.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB Must include a Science or Social Science at Grade B..
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM In a Health or Science related subject.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits Subject needs to be a Health Sciences, Nursing or Science.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 27 points Must include three subjects at Higher Level, one to be a science subject.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3, H3
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4) with Access course – GCSE maths and English. with A-levels, BTEC or K101 – at least five GCSEs including maths, English and science.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Interview


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
International £14604 Year 1

Additional fee information

The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2020–21. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and are subject to an annual increase of no more than 5% or RPI (whichever is the greater). The annual increase for UK/EU students, who are subject to regulated fees, will increase no more than the statutory maximum fee. The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full-time or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take. If your course includes a sandwich year option you will pay a reduced fee during this year; £1,290 for home students and £2,076 for international students. International students should confirm the tuition fee for the course you are applying for by using our course finder. You may have to pay additional costs during your studies. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. A summary of the costs that you may be expected to pay, and what is included in your fees, can be found on our website.

Sponsorship information

This course is eligible for an NHS bursary. For details see: https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/learning-support-fund/new-student-funding

Paramedic Science at University of Brighton - UCAS