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Oxford Brookes University

Paramedic Science

UCAS Code: B950

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

Entry requirements


1 science required (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Geography, Maths, PE, Psychology).

12 x Level 3 credits in a science subject.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Maths - Grade 4 GCSE English - Grade 4 GCSE Science - Grade 4

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

A science subject at Higher level is required. Maths Standard Level - Grade 4 English Standard Level - Grade 4

BTECs in the following subjects will be considered: Applied Science, Forensic Science, Health and Social Care, Sport.

UCAS Tariff

112

1 science required (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Geography, Maths, PE, Psychology).

34%
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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Paramedic science

A paramedic is a health care professional who assesses and initiates pre-hospital emergency care for an ambulance service. Becoming a paramedic is a varied and exciting career choice, which requires a high level of resilience, skill and resourcefulness.

To prepare you for this demanding and challenging role, Oxford Brookes University has developed, in close partnership with the ambulance service, a programme of study which integrates workplace training, and meets the College of Paramedics curriculum guidelines and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) standards of proficiency.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Oxford Brookes University

Department:

Psychology, Health and Professional Development

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.

53%
low
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

61%
Staff make the subject interesting
54%
Staff are good at explaining things
49%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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

71%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
7%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
77%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

91%
Therapy professionals
3%
Health professionals
3%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
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.

£22k

£22k

£23k

£23k

£26k

£26k

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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