St George's, University of London
Paramedic Science BSc BSc (Hons)
St George's, University of London

Key Course Facts

Course Description

One of the largest courses of its kind in the UK, St George's Paramedic Science BSc degree combines workplace learning with academic study and practical skills training. It is designed to develop you into an effective clinician capable of responding to a wide range of situations, such as minor illness, long term conditions, mental health and social care. You will also be prepared to handle any situation from cardiac arrest to traumatic injuries.

Approximately half of your time will be spent on placements in diverse clinical settings – not only with the London Ambulance Service (LAS), which is the UK’s busiest ambulance service, but also in various hospital departments, including accident and emergency, theatre and maternity, as well community placements, which can include GP surgeries and mental health units.

Practical skills training takes place in our dedicated paramedic simulation centre, which features an immersion room, clinical skills lab and simulation suite including two replica ambulances. The centre enables students to learn skills, practice scenarios and be involved in simulations in a range of different environments.

This degree, awarded by St George’s, is run by the Centre for Allied Health, which is a partnership between St George’s, University of London and Kingston University London. You will benefit from the combined teaching and research expertise, comprehensive and specialist resources provided by these two institutions, as an established medical school and a modern multi-faculty university, respectively.

Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the course provides eligibility to apply for registration on graduation.

Course highlights

  • Cutting-edge facilities include a state-of-the-art paramedic simulation centre comprising home environments, ambulances and immersive rooms with the use of professional role players, to allow students to learn clinical skills and practise techniques in a safe environment.

  • Placement with the London Ambulance Service.

  • Additional placements spread in hospital wards, theatres, A&E, maternity units, cardiac care units, intensive care units and a variety of community-based settings.

About St George’s, University of London

Established in 1752, St George’s is the UK’s specialist health university and is dedicated to medical and health sciences education, training and research. We share our site with a major London teaching hospital, which is both on the clinical frontline for a diverse local community and a centre of excellence for specialist conditions. At St George's, you’ll study in a clinical setting with like-minded individuals working across a variety of healthcare professions.

Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for the purpose of providing eligibility to apply for registration with the HCPC as a paramedic.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 49 graduates of Paramedic Science BSc BSc (Hons) at St George's, University of London for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Paramedic Science.

Overall student satisfaction
77 /100
49 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Paramedic Science BSc BSc (Hons) at St George's, University of London

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Paramedic Science BSc BSc (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25000 £21500 £35000
25-75 percentile range £24000 - £30000 £16500 - £28000 £27500 - £45000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Paramedic Science

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25248 £24270 £26688
25-75 percentile range £22236 - £28241 £17210 - £31053 £18929 - £34981

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Paramedic Science BSc BSc (Hons) at St George's, University of London

90% Other Health Professionals
5% Administrative occupations
5% Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution



You can find detailed information about assessment methods for this course on our website: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/courses/paramedic-science#study

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

One science subject, accepted science subjects include: Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Human Biology, Physics, Psychology and Sociology. General Studies not accepted. Must also meet GCSE requirements as outlined on website.

To include one science subject, and supplemented by 2 Scottish Advanced Highers at BC. Must also meet GCSE/National 5 requirements as outlined on website.

Full Award Diploma (in a science or healthcare subject). 60 credits at level 3 (45 graded and 15 ungraded). To include a minimum of 30 science related credits. Must also meet GCSE requirements as outlined on website.

To include Biology, and supplemented by 3 Scottish Highers at BBB. Must also meet GCSE/National 5 requirements as outlined on website.

Must be in a science or healthcare subject. Must also meet GCSE requirements as outlined on website.

Combinations of individual Pre-U subjects and A Levels are acceptable. Three principal subjects including one science subject. Must also meet GCSE requirements as outlined on website.

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 7 7.0 overall (including minimum 7.0 in Writing and a 6.5 in all other components)
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
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Costs

Tuition Fees Paramedic Science BSc BSc (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of St George's, University of London in top UK and global rankings.

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What students say about studying Paramedic Science in the UK?

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  • The Placement Experience - Paramedic Science

About St George's, University of London

Founded in 1733, St George’s, University of London (SGUL), is located on the outskirts of London, between Wimbledon and Streatham. St George's specialises in Medicine and other Health-related careers including, but are not limited to, Clinical Pharmacology, and Physician Associate Studies. Applicants can expect to receive hands-on experience in the NHS from early on in their programs, ensuring a wealth of learning opportunities.

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