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Entry Requirements

What qualifications do you need? 

Please note that due to the special contractual arrangements between the University and NHS Education for Scotland (NES), we are only permitted to recruit Scottish applicants on the BSc Paramedic Science.

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.

  • Scottish Highers:
    Standard Entry: ABBB (114 UCAS Tariff points) including Biology or Human Biology
    Minimum Entry: BBBB (108 UCAS Tariff points) including English and 1 science
  • A levels: BCC (104 UCAS Tariff points) including Biology or Human Biology
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H1 H1 H2 H2 including Biology or Human Biology
  • Scottish Wider Access Programme: Access to Medical Studies or Access to Health and Sciences or Access to Nursing or Access to Life Sciences (BBB)
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma: Paramedic Science
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 27 points, 3 @ HL including HL Biology

  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Health or Science related subject that includes Human Physiology/Biology 

Entry to the course will be competitive and dependent on the outcome of the selection process and background checks: 

  • Personal interview (which will include numeracy and literacy assessment)
  • Health screening 
  • Membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme

For Paramedic courses that lead to professional registration with the Health and Care Professions  Council (HCPC), applicants are required to have an IELTS score as follows:

  • overall score of 7.0
  • no sub-test less than 6.5

Applicants who do not meet the standard entry requirements but hold relevant qualifications or work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Undergraduate Tuition Fees

Undergraduate fees for this course 2020/21

Scottish & EU

£1,820 Cost per year of study (paid by the Scottish Government via SAAS*)

English, Northern Irish & Welsh

£9,250 Cost per year of study for four years but not more than £27,750

Channel Islands & Isle of Man

£9,250 Cost per year of study for four years but not more than £27,750

More on current & future tuition fees

2021/22 Undergraduate Tuition Fees - Full-time

Scottish

£1,820 Cost per year of study (paid by the Scottish Government via SAAS*). Note: due to the special contractual arrangements between the University and NHS Education for Scotland (NES), we are only permitted to recruit Scottish applicants for this degree.

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How to apply

Full-time (domestic & EU/EEA)

All UK and EU applicants for undergraduate study, not applying through an agent or partner, should apply through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service)

The on-time application deadline for 2021/22 entry is 29 January 2021, 18:00 (UK time). For some courses it may still be possible to apply beyond this period, subject to suitable vacancies remaining. The final deadline for late applications via UCAS is 30 June 2021, 18:00 (UK time). Beyond this deadline, you may be able to apply via ‘UCAS Clearing’ if the course you are interested in has remaining places.

Please refer to our Undergraduate Application Guide for domestic & EU/EEA to find more information on when and how to apply to study at UWS.

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