School of Allied Health and Midwifery

BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science

BSc (Hons) Full-time 3 years

This course equips students with the essential knowledge and practical skills for a rewarding career in emergency medical services. 

This course equips students with the essential knowledge and practical skills for a rewarding career in emergency medical services. 

BSc (Hons)
Start date(s)
16 September 2024
Course specifications
Course length
Full-time (3 years)
Campus location
University: Walsall Campus
School of Allied Health and Midwifery
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Why choose this course?

  • Ranked No. 1 by Graduate Outcomes in the UK
  • 100% Graduate Prospects and Outcomes in the UK ((The Complete University Guide, 2023)


This full-time course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to practice as a Paramedic. On successful completion of the course, graduates will be eligible to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for registration as a paramedic.

The course offers education and training in the rewarding, challenging and diverse role of a paramedic, teaching the essential emergency and urgent care skills that are needed for safe care delivery.

The programme is delivered in partnership with the West Midlands Ambulance Service who will provide you with experiential learning in the out-of-hospital unscheduled care environment. You will also have opportunities to develop skills in simulation and experience placements in the wider NHS.

This course will prepare you for key aspects of the paramedic role including public interaction, contributions to all aspect of community and out-of-hospital care, and working in demanding conditions and challenging environments.

What's unique about this course?

  • The Complete University Guide, Subject League Tables 2023: #3 in West Mids region
  • 95% of graduates go on work or further study (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2023)
  • Moral Worth: 100% of graduate find their work meaningful (Graduate Outcome Survey 2023)
  • Placements in partnership with the West Midlands Ambulance Service 

What happens on the course?

The course is designed to help you to develop the skills and attributes to meet the wide variety of circumstances a paramedic may face and is supported through a strong partnership with the West Midlands Ambulance Service. Theoretical underpinning is supported by experiential learning opportunities through clinical simulation and placements in the NHS. This course will prepare you for key aspects of the paramedic role including public interaction, contributions to all aspect of community and hospital care, and working in demanding conditions and challenging environments.


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Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Upon successful completion of the award, you will be able to apply for registration as a paramedic with the HCPC. Registration opens up opportunities in NHS ambulance services, private ambulance services, and an increasing array of other healthcare environments.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

We're proud to confirm our £300 travel fund helping eligible new UK full-time undergraduate entrants* with the costs of travel continues for students starting in 2019/20 and 2020/21! For further information please click here. 

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2023-24
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2023-24
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2024-25
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £14450 per year 2023-24
International Full-time £14450 per year 2023-24
International Full-time £14950 per year 2024-25

Additional Course Costs

Mandatory Costs

  • International checks (INTCC) as part of the DBS are required and costs vary by country.
  • JRCLAC Guidelines book approximate cost £26.00.
  • Uniform and ID badges are provided for this course, however the University of Wolverhampton reserves the right to charge for extra uniform should this be required.

Further information on these additional costs will be provided prior to the start of your studies

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

Key Entry Requirements:
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  • A-levels: Grade profile of BBC.
    • One subject from the following: Biology, Chemistry, Health and Social Care, Psychology, Physics or Social Science.
    • Subjects not accepted towards the BBC grade profile are Critical thinking, General Studies and the Extended Project.
  • Access to HE Diploma (60 credits):  of which a minimum of 45 must be at Level 3 (112 UCAS point equivalence, minimum 15 credits at distinction) to include Health or Science subject
  • BTEC: Grade profile of DMM or D*D* in a Care, Health, or Science subject (public uniformed services is not acceptable).
  • T Level: Pass grade profile with a core component score of A* in Health or Healthcare Science.
  • Tariff: Other Level 3 qualifications are accepted for entry. A minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points will be required.


  • GCSE: English language, maths, and Science grades 9-4/A*-C or equivalent.
    • Science grades accepted are as follows: Biology, Chemistry, Health and Social Care and Psychology.
    • Applicants who achieve an Access to HE course stated above are not required to also have GCSE Science grades 9-4/A*-C or equivalent.
  • Equivalent qualifications include the following at Level 2:
    • Functional Skills, Key Skills, Learn Direct.
  • Equivalency Test: If you have not achieved your Level 2 qualifications, you are eligible to take our University equivalency tests. The tests for this course are free of charge and can be taken completely online. Our admissions team will confirm in your offer if you are required to take one of these assessments.


  • References & Personal Statement: Satisfactory references are a condition of the programme.  This will normally be from your educational institution, work, or voluntary experience.  The University reserves the right to request an additional reference where appropriate. Applicants will also be required to provide a satisfactory personal statement.  Health and social care are a vital role in the work of a paramedic, and it is important that you can demonstrate this and your experience or attributes towards caring and compassion.
  • Voluntary or work experience: You must demonstrate that you have had some personal, voluntary, or work experience in a customer care or health related field. We would regard this as anything that involved attending or working with people or patients in need of caring services. It does not have to be full time but should demonstrate that you have had some exposure to this type of experience where you are able to demonstrate or develop your caring and compassionate aptitude towards those in need of care.


Our Admissions team will use the entry criteria and your application information to shortlist successful candidates. If you are successful you will be invited to select an interview date through e:Vision. Your interview will consist of assessment in comprehension, verbal ability, and suitability for Paramedic Science. Interview panels will include, whenever possible, employer and service-user/carer representatives. For further interview information click here

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Occupational Health Check:

Due to the professional nature of this course, you are also required to complete a Declaration of Health and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.  We will coordinate both non-academic condition checks if you accept an offer with us. The DBS cost is currently £46 in total.

"Health and Care Professions Council, the (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.

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

By studying an undergraduate or postgraduate pre-registration programme you are eligible for a Tuition Fee loan. of up to £9,250. The loan will support your studies and enable you to start a rewarding career in healthcare.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as Overseas (International) students for fee purposes. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.

NHS Grant:

All new and continuing nursing, midwifery and most allied health professionals’ students on pre-registration courses will also receive a grant of at least £5,000 per year that is not means-tested and will not have to be repaid.

An additional payment of up to £3,000 per academic year will be available to eligible students. Eligibility will include the following:

• £1,000 towards childcare costs • £1,000 if studying in a region that is struggling to recruit • £1,000 if studying a shortage specialism

Among others, the shortage specialisms have been confirmed to include:

• Mental health nursing

• Learning disability nursing

Read the full press release on the Government website to find out more or access“The recent grants for health courses explained"

Additional funding:

Is available via NHS Business Services Authority

The Learning Support Fund offers students additional support while studying for their degree. This includes:

• Dependants allowance of £1,000 per student per year

• Additional travel and accommodation costs to clinical placements over their normal daily travel costs

• An exceptional hardship fund of up to £3,000 per student per academic year

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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