Paramedic Science degrees
Being a paramedic in London is a challenge like no other – we’ve got over eight million Londoners and tourists care for after all! We’re the busiest ambulance service in the UK and our crews help respond to more than 5,000 999 calls every day. So if you’re considering a career as a paramedic, why not join us?
To get qualified and become a paramedic in the capital city, you can do a Paramedic Science degree with one of our five university partners — University of Hertfordshire, University of Greenwich, Anglia Ruskin University and St George’s University of London. New for 2019 you can also gain a MSc Paramedic Science with the University of West London if you already have an undergraduate degree in a healthcare profession.
As part of your degree, you will have the opportunity to put theory into practice by taking part in placements with us – what better way to get yourself ready for joining our team!
Full time degrees
- 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 Greenwich BSc (Hons)
On completion of this three year degree you will attain a BSc (Hons) in Paramedic Science and will be eligible to register with the HCPC as a paramedic.
- Anglia Ruskin University BSc (Hons)
This full-time, three-year degree course will teach you the skills you need to work as a paramedic. You’ll get practical experience by using modern skills laboratories, mannequins and specialist equipment, and back it up with the theory you learn in the lecture theatre. On completion you will be eligible to register with the HCPC as a paramedic. This course starts in September.
- St George’s University of London 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 HCPC as a paramedic.
- University of Hertfordshire BSc (Hons)
Full time masters degrees
This pre-registration Masters level degree is one of the first in the country and runs over two years, subject to approval by the University of West London and the HCPC.
If you already have an undergraduate degree in a healthcare profession* then this exciting MSc Paramedic Science will give you the relevant knowledge, skills and clinical expertise to deliver safe and effective treatment to patients in the pre-hospital and out of hospital environment..
On completion of the course you will attain an MSc in Paramedic Science and be eligible to register with the HCPC as a paramedic.
The 2019 course starts in November and all subsequent intakes will be every January from 2021 onwards.
Is funding available?
If you enroll on a full-time course, you will be responsible for paying for your academic fees during the course. Sadly there’s no funding available from us, but you may be eligible for support via your local education authority.
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:
- 360 CATS points (equivalent to three A-levels) for entry onto the BSc Hons programme.
- An undergraduate degree in a healthcare profession or biological sciences with demonstrable experience of direct patient contact for entry onto the MSc programme.
If you are a mature student, equivalent qualifications and experience will be considered.
To be offered a place on a course, you will 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.
To be offered a role with us following completion of your degree, you will need a full manual UK driving license, a minimum of a year’s driving experience, no more than three points and a provision C1 on your license.