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This is Paramedic Science

A unique degree focused on rapid career progression

The four-year sandwich degree has been developed in collaboration with Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS), and offers a unique salaried sandwich year with YAS in your third year.

You will learn the fundamentals of paramedic theory and practice in both university and ambulance service teaching facilities. You'll also experience clinical placements in the ambulance service (and other selected clinical practice areas) under the direct supervision of mentors, as well as the sandwich year in which you are employed by YAS in a frontline clinical role.

As a graduate you are eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Paramedic, which allows you to practise in the UK.

The course received 100% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2021.

Paramedics are an essential part of the current and future NHS workforce. They have traditionally responded to 999 emergencies, but increasing demand for services has seen innovative ways of working across the emergency care system emerge, with paramedics now working in a wide range of environments. This means there are many career paths and specialisms open to you as a Paramedic Science graduate.

We have 3 courses in this area.

Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: H900
Duration: 3 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: B951
Duration: 4 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: B992
Duration: 3 years
Attendance mode: Full-time

Where Paramedic Science can take you

Due to our unique placement year with Yorkshire Ambulance Service, students will graduate with experience of working in a frontline clinical role. Graduates will be eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC as a paramedic. This enables them to work in UK ambulance services as well as in other specialist clinical areas.

As well as working in the ambulance service, graduates also have opportunities to work in a range of settings including education, research, advanced primary care and in the community. Paramedics can also work at sporting events, with firefighters and in other diverse settings.

This provides a real alternative to other healthcare careers such as medicine, nursing, midwifery or other allied health pathways.

Paramedic Science students working in the back of an ambulance.

Our facilities

The purpose-built Faculty of Health Studies building represents a £10 million investment in health at Bradford.

Our state of the art facilities provide learning environments and simulation equipment that mirrors those found in the NHS.

They are designed to provide the closest possible ‘real-life’ practical experience, under the guidance and supervision of our academic team of experienced healthcare professionals, allowing students to develop their clinical skills ahead of practice placements and employment in the health sector.

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