Why study BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science at BU?

  • The course maintains small cohort sizes resulting in excellent lecturer-to-student ratio meaning more support, education and resource availability, throughout your three years. 90% of graduates felt that staff made the subject interesting. 
  • Experience over 2,000 hours of placement experience throughout the course in a diverse array of settings. 
  • This course is endorsed by the College of Paramedics and approved by the HCPC, so you will be able to apply to register as a qualified practitioner once you graduate. 
  • Practice in state-of-the-art facilities at our Bournemouth Gateway Building, including a purpose-built ambulance simulation suite, hospital wards and community home settings.
  • There are opportunities to undertake training and exercises at external locations across the region. 
  • As well as providing emergency care for critically ill patients, you will develop advanced assessment and decision-making skills so you can decide the appropriate referral method for less seriously unwell patients. 

Find out more about the content of this course.

Funding support: Paramedic Science students may be eligible for a non-repayable government training grant of at least £5,000 a year. Find out more information about the funding. 

Course endorsement and approval

Our degree is endorsed by the College of Paramedics and approved by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). On successful completion of this course, you will be able to register as a qualified practitioner. 

Key information

Next start date:

September 2023, September 2024

Location:

Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus

Duration:

3 years, including mandatory placements

Required subjects:

See full entry requirements for required subjects.

Entry requirements:

For September 2023 entry: 112-128 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent, including 40 points in a required subject. BTEC Extended Diploma of DMM. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

For September 2023 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 7.0 with minimum 6.5 in each of the 4 components or equivalent.

For more information check out our international entry requirements.