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This new degree course is undergoing the final stages of approval to commence in September 2020.

It is subject to validation from both the University and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). 

The course will run for 3 years full-time and will be based at our new Lanarkshire Campus.


This BSc course will provide you with the knowledge and skills you require to be a registered paramedic. You will develop the confidence and compassion to deliver high quality emergency care in a range of settings.

Theory and clinical simulation skills learnt at our state-of-the-art campus will be applied and integrated in practical settings. Practice based opportunities will be both within the Scottish Ambulance Service and in a range of associated health and social care settings across Ayrshire and Arran, Dumfries and Galloway and Lanarkshire. 

Opportunities to work with a team of healthcare professionals will develop an integrated approach to health and social care required for contemporary paramedic practice.

Proposed Course Details

The BSc Paramedic Science has been designed to integrate theory and practice-based learning. On successful completion, you will be proficient to undertake the full scope of paramedic practice and be eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC.

The course will be modular in structure combining classroom based face-to-face lectures, workshops and tutorials, simulated practice learning,  Objective Clinical Skills Examination preparation, and online digital delivery.

The BSc Paramedic Science will cover topics from clinical science, health psychology, public health, ethics, leadership, management and research.

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We welcome Scottish, UK and international students and consider all applicants on an individual basis.

Don’t worry if your qualifications are not listed here, we take a range of factors into account when assessing your application and are happy to consider other alternative combinations of qualifications and experience.

If you are applying with an EU or non-EU qualification, please check our Undergraduate Entry Requirements page which gives more information about country-specific entry requirements.

Advanced Entry

Advanced entry to Year 2 of the BSc Paramedic Science may be possible from 2021 onwards for suitably qualified applicants. Contact us for more information.

Additional Information

All offers to study on this BSc are also dependent on the outcome of the selection process and background checks:

Year 1

Scottish Highers: BBBC (102 UCAS Tariff points) including Biology or Human Biology

A Level: CDD (80 UCAS Tariff points) including Biology or Human Biology

Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H3 H3 H4 including Biology

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 27 points including Biology

Scottish Wider Access Programme: Access to Medicine or Access to Science: BBB including Biology or Human Biology

English Language Requirements

Paramedic science is classified as a a subject /  discipline that is allied to medicine. The BSc Paramedic Science will be accredited by the HCPC. As such, international applicants for this course will be required to have an IELTS score as follows:

  • Overall score of 7.0
  • No sub-test less than 7.0

or equivalent.

Find out more

As this programme is still subject to internal and external validation, more details will become available as we move through the process.  If you would like to be kept up-to-date with the latest developments please provide your details below

Last updated: 23/10/2019