Paramedic Science, B.Sc. | Queen Margaret University | Musselburgh, United Kingdom
36 months
15500 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Queen Margaret University offers a three year ordinary degree in Paramedic Science. The role of the paramedic is to assess, treat and manage people in both emergency and non-emergency situations. Paramedics work in a wide range of environments and may work alone or within a team of other health and social care professionals.


The BSc Paramedic Science course from Queen Margaret University will provide students with the necessary skills and competencies to deliver out of hospital care, in a range of health settings as a member of an integrated health and social care team. To do this QMU works closely with local health and social care practice partners including Scottish Ambulance Service, NHS Lothian and NHS Borders. 

Over the three years you will learn how to respond safely and effectively in emergency and non-emergency situations. You will develop skills of assessment, diagnosis, management and treatment of people. Your learning will be underpinned by evidence. Topics in the course include: biological sciences, management of health and illness, communication skills, person-centred practice, leadership and management. We will help you to develop as a critically thinking, reflective professional who is able to work independently or part of a team.


This course will enable you to work as a paramedic or in a range of other settings to contribute to the future of health and social care provision in Scotland. From September 2021 all paramedics in Scotland entering the profession will be required to have an ordinary (BSc level) degree. 

This is because the role of the paramedic is expanding beyond acute trauma and will have increasing focus on the management of long term conditions, mental health support, support of older persons and preventing hospital admissions. Following registration individual paramedics will also be able to take on new roles including prescribing and advanced practice.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Skills for Paramedic Practice
  • Finding your Academic Voice
  • Physiology
  • Developing Resilience of Self and Others for Professional Paramedic Practice
  • Practice-based Learning
  • Pharmacology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Scottish Higher: Standard - BBBB, Minimum - BBCC
  • A Level: BCC
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H2, H2, H3, H3
  • Required subjects: To include Human Biology or Biology and a discursive subject, such as English, History, RMPS, Modern Studies, Philosophy at Higher/ A Level. Also, English and Maths required and second science preferred at Nat 5/GCSE if not studied at Higher level.
  • International: IELTS of 7.0
  • Mature/Access: We welcome applications from mature students with relevant qualifications or experience.
  • Applicants will be required to take part in an interview.
  • A satisfactory criminal record is required.
  • The requirements of employment and standards of proficiency require applicants to demonstrate good health and that they can meet the physical requirements of the role of a paramedic.
  • It is strongly recommend that you hold a full driving licence and you would be encouraged to obtain the category C1 entitlement before completing your studies.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15500 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 36 months.

RUK+: £9,250/year


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