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Overview

Developed with the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Paramedic Science (Hons) from University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)  is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), so you will be eligible to apply for registration to work as a paramedic once you've graduated.

Work-based training in the emergency ambulance service and acute hospital trusts is built-in, and simulation and role-play in specialist onsite facilities help to build your skills and prepare you for working in the field.

Careers / Further study

Paramedics are in demand across the UK and there are lots of interesting career paths.

Most graduates go into paramedic roles in the emergency ambulance service. You could work in the NHS or private healthcare sector, in an emergency or urgent care team.

After gaining experience, you could specialise further and become a paramedic practitioner or critical care paramedic.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Interpersonal skills for Paramedics
  • Principles of Pre-hospital Emergency Care
  • Life Sciences for Paramedics
  • Medical Conditions Emergency Care 
  • Trauma Emergency Care 
  • Foundations of Paramedic Practice

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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

  • Tariff points: 128
  • A-level subjects: Grade B in a Science or Social Science subject.
  • EDEXCEL (BTEC) Diploma: To include six units in a Science or Social Science subject. Please list the units you are studying in your application. For further advice on acceptable units, please email us.
  • Access: 15 Level 3 credits at Distinction in a Science or Social Science subject.
  • Baccalaureate IB: A minimum Grade 6 in a Higher Level Science or Social Science subject.
  • Irish Highers: h2 in a science or social science subject.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Bristol

  • 750 - 1260 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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