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Paramedic Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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The modern paramedic treats and cares for people locally, or in their home, to assist in reducing avoidable hospital admissions, as well as for emergency situations. Throughout this challenging and exciting programme you will learn alongside other healthcare practitioners reflecting the collaborative nature of working in a modern healthcare system. 

Our state of the art simulation laboratory at the Paramedic Science at Glasgow Caledonian University, including high fidelity mannequins and technology will give you an authentic learning experience delivered by excellent lecturers from a variety of clinical backgrounds.

Practice-based education within the Scottish Ambulance Service in addition to a range of placements within health and social care will allow you to link and enhance the theory and practical knowledge and skills gained in teaching time. 

Your progress will be assessed through practical assessments, Objective Structured Clinical Exams, coursework assignments, presentations, exams, and a practice assessment document. Your progress will be assessed through practical assessments, coursework assignments, presentations, exams, and clinical placement competency logbooks.

Your career

This  BSc Paramedic Science program at Glasgow Caledonian University will enable you to apply to Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for registration as a paramedic. Whilst the majority of paramedics find employment within an ambulance service, there are increasing opportunities for graduates to work in a range of health and social care settings.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:  
  • Introduction to core principles in paramedic science (Foundations of paramedic practice, Legal, ethically and professional frameworks, Introduction to Human Factors)

  • Fundamentals of Human Physiology (Anatomy and Physiology)

  • Foundations of Interprofessional Practice (Principles underpinning working with other health and care professionals)

  • Introduction to Evidence Based Practice in Health and Social Care

  • Paramedic Science: Clinical Practice  (Clinical Skills, Patient assessment and management, Adult patients presenting with common medical conditions including intermediate life support)

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

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

Year 1

  • SQA Higher: BBBC including English and preferably Biology, plus Nat 5 Maths
  • A Level: BCC and preferably Biology, plus GCSE English and Maths at C/4
  • ILC Higher: H2 H3 H3 H3 including English and preferably Biology at Higher plus Ordinary level Maths at O2.
  • HNC: HNC in a relevant Health related subject.
  • SWAP: A Health or Science related area at grades BBB.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • RUK: £9250

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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