Paramedic Science degrees

A training demonstration for students

If you are considering a career as a paramedic, one option is to undertake a degree in Paramedic Science with one of our three university partners—University of Hertfordshire, University of Greenwich, and St George’s, University of London.

As part of these programmes, you will have the opportunity to put theory into practice by taking part in placements with us.


Full-time programmes

  • University of Hertfordshire BSc (Hons)
    This degree runs over three academic years. On completion of the course you will attain a BSc (Hons) in Paramedic Science and will be eligible to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a paramedic.
  • University of Hertfordshire Foundation Degree (FdSc)
    This programme includes a high percentage of taught sessions supported by e-learning and practical placements.  It runs over two academic years and on completion you will attain a Foundation Degree in Paramedic Science and will be eligible to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a paramedic.
  • University of Greenwich BSc (Hons)
    This degree runs over three academic years. On completion of the course you will attain a BSc (Hons) in Paramedic Science and will be eligible to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a paramedic.
  • St George’s, University of London Foundation Degree (FdSc)
    This programme primarily involves e-learning, supported by a number of taught sessions and practical placements. The programme runs over two academic years and on completion you will attain a Foundation Degree in Paramedic Science and will be eligible to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a paramedic.

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Is funding available?

If you enrol on a full-time programme, you will be responsible for paying for your academic fees during the course.

No funding is available via the London Ambulance Service, though you may be eligible for support via your local education authority.

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How do I apply?

You will need to apply directly to the university of your choice and have a good standard of education. This is generally five GCSEs at grade C or above (including maths, English and a science) or equivalent.

You will also need:

  • 120 CATS points (equivalent to one A-level) for entry onto the Foundation Degree programme.
  • 360 CATS points (equivalent to three A-levels) for entry onto the BSc Hons programme.

If you are a mature student, then equivalent qualifications and experience will be considered.

You will also need to have a full manual UK driving licence, however driving experience, number of points on a driving licence and the need for provisional C1 on your licence may vary depending on the course.

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