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Bournemouth University

Paramedic Science

UCAS Code: 86G3

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


112 - 128 tariff points in a required subject with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades including 15 level 3 credits in a required subject.

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by 2 A Levels or equivalent qualifications.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language or English Literature and Mathematics grade 4 (or grade C in the old grading system). We also accept iGCSEs, Key Skills and Functional Skills and other qualifications at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30-32

30 - 32 points including grade H5 in a required subject.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D*

112 tariff points (Grade D*D*) in a required subject

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

112 tariff points (Grade DMM) in a required subject

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D*

112 tariff points (Grade D*D*) in a required subject

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

112 tariff points (Grade DMM) in a required subject

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.

112 - 128 tariff points from Scottish Highers, including 40 points in a required subject.

UCAS Tariff

112-128

112 - 128 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent, including 40 points in a required subject. Required subjects: A-Level: Biology, Human Biology, Physical Education, Health Sciences, Life Science, BTEC: Applied Science (depending on units, e.g. Biology, Psychology, Anatomy), Sport & Exercise Science, Health & Social Care (from 2016), Health & Social Care (Health Studies) (from 2016), C&G Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Health and Care.

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Paramedic science

At Bournemouth University, we aim to ensure that you are able to fulfil the role of a modern-day paramedic- ready for an ever-changing and evolving workforce. 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.

Our three-year programme features an equal spilt of theory and practical elements and you will have access to simulation suites within the university- during both taught and student-managed learning sessions. In addition, there are opportunities to undertake training and exercises at external locations across the region.

This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the College of Paramedics. As part of the degree you will undertake a 2,250 hours of practice over your three years course, so you’ll register as a qualified practitioner once you graduate.

95% of our final year students said staff are good at explaining things, so why not register to meet us at an Open Day to find out more about the course?

All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.

Modules

This course is a combination of theory and practice. The College of Paramedics and Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) require each student to complete 2,250 hours of practice over the course. Placements are achieved via shift-work where you will follow the shift pattern of your paramedic mentors, including night shifts, weekends and bank holidays.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£15,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bournemouth University

Department:

Department of Medical Science and Public Health

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

72%
med
Paramedic science

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in subjects allied to medicine

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

90%
Library resources
98%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
49%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
45%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in subjects allied to medicine

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,909
med
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
97%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

73%
Therapy professionals
12%
Other elementary services occupations
8%
Sports and fitness occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This subject covers a group of related subjects, like audiology, speech therapy and degrees associated with language development. Speech therapy dominates and most graduates in this group go into jobs as speech therapists. About a fifth had studied audiology - there are not many audiology graduates each year in the UK, and they usually go on to jobs as — you guessed it — audiologists (mostly in hospitals but increasingly on the high street). Speech science or therapy graduates often go straight into speech therapy jobs when they graduate, although you don’t absolutely have to be a speech therapist if you take the course. There's a demand for graduates from all these courses and prospects are good.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Paramedic science

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£23k

£23k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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