Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Science
Faculty of Health, Education and SocietyDiscover
3 years full-time
Fees UK 24/25:
Full Time: £9,250
For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:
The University of Northampton’s Paramedic Science degree programme will provide you with a wide range of academic and practical components to equip you with the required competencies to become a Paramedic registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Successful completion of our paramedic science degree will enable you to apply for registration as a Paramedic with the Health Professions Council (HCPC), meeting the HCPC’s education requirements for registration. If you were once a registered allied health professional but took a career break and are looking for more information about financial, clinical and academic support available to return to practice, please visit the Health Education England site. This BSc hons Paramedic Science course is endorsed by the College of Paramedics
Top 8 for Paramedic Science: The University of Northampton is a top 8 institution for Paramedic Science in the Complete University Guide league tables for 2024.
Becoming a paramedic offers the opportunity to provide critical medical care in emergencies, making a direct and positive impact on people’s lives. Explore Paramedic career is for you.
Our teaching team is made up of a Professional lead and a number of academics who are experienced Paramedics or Specialist Paramedics working in pre-hospital and hospital settings. All of our Paramedic Science degree teaching staff have significant practice experience and qualifications in a variety of Masters level qualifications, with the majority having completed post-graduate certificates in Medical Education.
Our Paramedical Science clinical skills suite, located at our Waterside Campus, has a purpose-built ambulance simulator, specialised equipment, manikins and a full range of paramedic patient management equipment and patient handling aids to assist students in their learning.
Our paramedic science degree has a modular curriculum, ensuring that you are able to develop both academically and practically. This paramedic course combines practical placements with blended academic study in each term.
Placements can be in ambulance service work areas such as emergency ambulances, response cars, or in specialist roles such as paramedic practitioners. Other practice areas include experience in theatre departments/anaesthetics, A&E, maternity, minor injury/minor illness, coronary care and paediatrics.
Please note the modules shown here relate to the academic year 23/24. The modules relating to the academic year 24/25 will be available from June 2024.
If you hold one of the following qualification you will be eligible to apply for the Paramedic Science degree:
We welcome applications from students with a mix of A levels and BTEC/Cambridge Technical qualifications.
It is essential that you have a standard full UK driving license prior to starting the paramedical science course. The cost of this is your responsibility.
In addition to the requirements above, you will need to have five or more GCSEs (or equivalents) at grade C/4 or above, including English, Mathematics and a Science subject.
If you have relevant Urgent and Emergency Health Care experience and have a good knowledge of the role of the Paramedic then you are encouraged to apply for this course.
Transferable skills relevant to Paramedic practice are essential with an excellent recommendation reference.
All offers of a place on the paramedic science degree will be made to applicants after completion of successful interviews, and will be conditional subject to:
For more information on how to make an application for the Paramedic Science degree, please visit our How to Apply page.
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 24/25 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 23/24 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
Students, studying nursing, midwifery and many of the allied health professions courses from September 2020, may be eligible for a payment of at least £5,000 a year which they will not need to pay back. They may be able to apply for Financial support at the university through the NHS Learning Support Fund (NHS LSF) which offers eligible students additional support while studying for their degree. This is in addition to the Student Loan from the Student Loans Company.
Financial contribution towards your travel, and expenses in relation to your practice learning opportunities, may be available to you from the NHS Learning Support Fund. Details, including eligibility criteria, can be found on the NHS website.
The information provided above is correct for the academic year 2023/24 but please check the NHS LSF website for full details, any changes and updates.
Financial contribution towards your travel and expenses, in relation to your practice learning opportunities, may be available for you from the NHS Learning Support Fund. Details, including eligibility criteria, can be found on the NHS website.
*The information provided above is correct for the academic year 2023/24 but please check the NHS LSF website for full details, any changes and updates.
For more information about possible funding options for the paramedic science course, please visit our Fees and Funding pages.
At the University of Northampton, everything we do, from funded trips to paid internships, is to give you everything you need to make a difference when you leave.
If you join our full-time Paramedic Science degree at Northampton, you will receive a laptop when your course begins*. The laptops are built to a bespoke custom specification ideal for use in the seminar room, collaborative group work or studying at home.
Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your paramedical science course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.
* UK fee payers only (see Terms and Conditions for further details)
Throughout the paramedic science degree, we use a broad range of assessments , for example: range of essays, written exams, oral exams, presentations and practical (OSCE) exams.
This is balanced through the years, so there is an even mix in each year and you must pass all the modules in the previous year to progress to the next.
You are required to obtain a standard full UK driving license prior to starting the paramedic course. You will have an opportunity to complete the C1 driving theory qualification during your studies at the University of Northampton.
You will be expected to conduct yourself in line with the Code of Conduct relating to student paramedics registering with the Health and Care Professions Council.
Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Science
Faculty of Health, Education and SocietyDiscover
Successful completion of our Paramedic Science degree will enable you to apply for registration as a Paramedic with the Health Professions Council (HCPC), meeting the HCPC’s education requirements for registration.
Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees.
Successful completion of this course could lead on to one of our postgraduate programmes: MSc Public Health, MSc Advancing Practice, MSc Advanced Clinical Practice, MSc Physiotherapy (pre-registration)
At the University of Northampton, we offer a range of short courses and continuing professional development (CPD) programmes. These will enable you to learn new skills, progress into specialisms or take on new responsibilities.
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