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Paramedic Practice (Top-up) (Distance Learning) (Hons)

24 months
17000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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The BSc in Paramedic Practice (Top-up) (Distance Learning) (Hons) at University of Huddersfield provides the opportunity for qualified paramedics to undertake a top-up degree through distance learning. 


About The BSc in Paramedic Practice (Top-up) (Distance Learning) (Hons) at University of Huddersfield

 It allows you to use your professional qualification and registration to APEL the first year of a degree programme. You will be required to undertake exercises where you will engage with the online materials in order to develop an understanding of advanced paramedic theories, as well as explore how these can impact on patient care.

  • The course was developed in consultation with local employers and provides the opportunity for paramedics to gain a post-registration degree related to their own professional area.
  • As this course is distance learning you are not required to attend the University and can study at a time that meets your own personal and professional commitments.
  • You will be taught by experts in this field who have experience in supporting online learning.
  • The modules on this course provide you with an opportunity to develop critical thinking skills in order to enhance your understanding of paramedic practice and be able to link this to evidence-based practice. They have been designed to assist the career enhancement, as they provide the opportunity to develop an understanding of and implement advanced paramedic theories.
  • The analytical skills developed on the course are ideal for practitioners who what to undertake extended clinical roles, management positions and for those interested in further academic work or research.

The University has delivered top up degrees for several health professions for over 10 years. Practitioners who have completed the degree have employed the skills they developed on the course to enhance their careers. This course aims to prepare you for the next stage in your career and provides an opportunity for you to develop the academic skills required to develop your practice as well as implement changes.


This course will assist you to meet the specialist skills and post-registration development requirements stipulated by your employer/professional regulator.

The modules have been developed with the aim to assist the career enhancement of paramedics, as they provide the opportunity to develop an understanding of and implement advanced perioperative theories. This may help the career development of practitioners and their ability to analyse and develop clinical practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Developing an Understanding of Research Processes and Methods (Distance Learning)
  • Advancing Paramedic Practice (Distance Learning)
  • Research-Based Project (Distance Learning)
  • Leadership and Management in Health Professional Practice (Distance Learning)
  • Practice Education for Paramedics

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

You must be a registered Paramedic, hold current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and be currently working within a critical care environment.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17000 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 24 months.

The part-time tuition fee for UK students at the University of Huddersfield is £995 per 20 credit module.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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