University of Brighton

Degree level: Undergraduate

Paramedic Science

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Course summary

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. Successful completion of this course will make you eligible to apply for registration as a paramedic with the HCPC. 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 codes

Course code:
B780
Institution code:
B72
Campus name:
Brighton
Campus code:
B

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

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Interview

Other

Deferred applications: We are not able to accept applications for deferred entry onto this course. If you wish to apply for a later year of entry, we recommend waiting until the admissions cycle for that year opens – this is usually in October of each year.


Unistats information

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95%
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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
EU £13842 Year 1
International £13842 Year 1

Additional fee information

The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2022-23. Please note that the £13,873 international fee is for classroom based courses. For lab based courses a higher fee of £14,892 applies. EU students will be charged international fees unless they have settled status awarded by the UK Government's Settlement Scheme. 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; £1,370 for home students and £2,120 for international students. All fees should be checked against the information listed on the course page on our website: www.brighton.ac.uk/courses as specific details will be included there. 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