Paramedic Science

BSc (Hons)

Key facts

Start dates

September 2023 / September 2024

Course length

Full time: 3 years


Headington (Marston Road site)


Department of Psychology, Health and Professional Development


Our Paramedic Science course gives you the skills you need to work as a paramedic. Paramedics are registered Allied Health Professionals (AHPs). They care for patients with various healthcare needs in out of hospital settings.

To prepare you for this role, you’ll learn to assess and manage patients with almost any injury and illness. You’ll experience over 2000 hours in clinical practice learning in diverse clinical settings, such as;

  • Ambulance placements
  • Emergency Departments
  • Surgical Decisions Units
  • End of Life Care
  • Airway Management
  • Mental Health Assessment and Management
  • Paediatric specialist facilities.

Our excellent teaching facilities include;

  • dedicated specialist clinical skills suites
  • extensive range of simulation resources/equipment.

We have developed the course in consultation and partnership with healthcare providers including South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.

Our friendly teaching team have extensive Paramedic experience. And you’ll be supported by an Academic Advisor and Link Lecturer as well as the Student Paramedic Society.

Specific entry requirements

A Level: Including one A Level or a comparable Level 3 qualification in a science subject (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology).

GCSE: Grade 4 (C) in English, Maths and Science. For English and Maths, Level 2 Functional Skills are accepted as alternatives to GCSEs.

Relevant experience or a suitable indication of your interest in, and understanding of, the relevant healthcare profession.

Applicants must have a full clean UK driving licence, ideally with provisional C1 entitlement. This must be completed before the publication of A-Level results in the same year as entry.

We welcome applications from mature students, but they must show evidence of academic achievement in the last two-years, typically meeting the entry requirements. Please contact us for further advice on your circumstances, which may include recommendation to undertake further recommended academic modules/A Levels.

All students are screened for HIV and Hepatitis A, B and C. This is a Department of Health requirement for this professional group.

If clearance has not been completed prior to enrolment, then enrolment may not be possible. If enrolment has been agreed, then continuation on the programme will be contingent on satisfactory clearances.