University of Greenwich
Paramedic Science BSc (Hons)
University of Greenwich

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Study paramedic science with us and benefit from our strong links with the London Ambulance Service and South East Coast Ambulance Service, where you will undertake your clinical work-based practice.

This paramedic science degree, run by experienced paramedics and healthcare educators, will prepare you for challenging roles on the front line of emergency care. Our course combines academic study with clinical placements where a range of health professionals will assist in your paramedic training.

Students studying at Avery Hill Campus will undertake a clinical work-based practice with the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust. Medway Campus students will work with South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. This degree will prepare you to apply to register with the Health and Care Professions Council as a paramedic.

All paramedic science students on courses from September 2020 will benefit from guaranteed, additional support of at least £5,000 a year, which they will not need to pay back.

What you should know about this course:

  • 93.33% Overall Student Satisfaction in Paramedic Science (2020 National Student Survey)

  • For subjects allied to medicine, Greenwich is one of the top three universities in London for student satisfaction with learning resources (2019 National Student Survey).

  • Make a difference to people's lives and work on the front line of emergency care.

  • Train to provide emergency care to those in critical need. Our NHS work placements give you vital on-the-job experience.

  • We prepare you to register as a Paramedic with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

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 45 graduates of Paramedic Science BSc (Hons) at University of Greenwich for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Paramedic Science.

Overall student satisfaction
71 /100
45 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Paramedic Science BSc (Hons) at University of Greenwich

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Paramedic Science 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 £24500 £19000 £18500
25-75 percentile range £24000 - £27000 £9500 - £28500 £11500 - £33000


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

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Paramedic Science, BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

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 (Hons) at University of Greenwich

95% Other Health Professionals
5% Finance Professionals

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution



Students are assessed through a combination of course work, exams and practical assessment where relevant. You can view more information about how each module on this course is assessed within our 'What you will study' section. Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

We accept A Levels, T Levels, BTECs, International Baccalaureate (IB), Access to HE courses, or equivalent level 3 qualifications.

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Paramedic Science, BSc (Hons).

Costs

Tuition Fees Paramedic Science BSc (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
EU £14500 year 1
International £14500 year 1

Additional fee information

These fees were set for the 2021/22 intake. Therefore, this may change for the 2022/23 academic year. Please follow this link for more information https://www.gre.ac.uk/finance

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 University of Greenwich in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Greenwich in related subject specific rankings.

Medicine & Health

    • #50 
    • #61 
    Health Professions
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published ]

See all university rankings of University of Greenwich

What students say about studying Paramedic Science in the UK?

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  • WHAT DO YOU ACTUALLY NEED FOR UNI WHEN STUDYING A PARAMEDIC SCIENCE DEGREE? - MY RECOMMENDATIONS.
  • 5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Paramedic Science | Needing to Drive? Buying Books.. Student Paramedic
  • APPLYING FOR PARAMEDIC SCIENCE/ PARAMEDIC PRACTICE DEGREE UK| How to be a strong applicant.
  • Jessie & Tristan - Paramedic Science BSc (Hons) at Anglia Ruskin University
  • For anyone thinking of applying to Paramedic Science
  • The Placement Experience - Paramedic Science

About University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich operates on government funding, and is based in London and Kent, England. The university’s main campus, the Old Royal Naval College, as well as its Avery Hill campus are located in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, in Greater London. Its satellite campus in Medway, Kent is part of a collaboration with the University of Kent.

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Where is this programme taught

Avery Hill
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Medway Campus
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University of Greenwich (Medway Campus)
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