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Paramedic Science (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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The Paramedic Science (Hons) program from University of Cumbria  is written to provide knowledge and experiences of the different areas of the NHS. This in turn will ensure graduates are ready to undertake a variety of jobs within the NHS ranging from the more traditional frontline paramedic to an urgent care practitioner with a GP Practice.


This programme offers a good range of employment opportunities, within the NHS and within other organisations which deliver pre-hospital and emergency care, such as off-shore sites as a remote medic, within rescue services and disaster management.

Due to the geographical location of our Ambleside campus, our programme also focused on Rural Paramedicine. The lecturing staff use their expertise gained working in a rural setting to teach student about community healthcare, prolonged patient journey times and advanced referral process. All this are combined within the Integrated Care Curriculum focus.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure


The programme aims to:

  • Prepare students who are knowledgeable and competent in paramedic practice, and thus eligible to apply for registration as a paramedic with the Health and Care Professions Council
  • Recognise and value the prior experience and knowledge of students and develop their skills of reflection and self-direction in learning, providing a foundation for lifelong learning
  • Develop knowledge and practical understanding of how techniques of enquiry enable the analysis, interpretation and application of evidence within paramedic practice

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

112-128 UCAS tariff points. This must include either a natural science (Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry or Physics) or a social science (such as Sociology or Psychology). A maximum of 16 UCAS tariff points from one AS level subject will be accepted.  GCSEs at Grade C (or grade 4) or above in Mathematics, English and Science. Equivalent qualifications accepted for applicants applying from outside England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Alternate qualifications accepted for entry include:

  • Access to Higher Education Diploma (QAA Accredited) in a Health or Science related subject area with a minimum profile of 30 Distinction and 15 Merits
  • Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care/Applied Science – DDM.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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