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BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science

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Studying Paramedic Science at ARU

Got a cool head and a taste for fast-paced environments? Study on our full-time Paramedic Science degree and open the door to a rewarding career in emergency healthcare.

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Study at an award-winning university

We're the Times Higher Education (THE) University of the Year. We've also been awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework – a reflection of the outstanding education we offer our students.

You’ll learn in purpose-built skills labs and on placements with London Ambulance Service or East of England Ambulance Service. Our course is validated by the Health & Care Professions Council so you’ll graduate eligible to register as a Paramedic.

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Facilities and services

As part of your Paramedic Science studies with ARU, you’ll be able to take advantage of:

  • purpose built skills labs offering the very best in experiential learning
  • science labs and skills spaces to support your learning including the ARU Anatomy Centre
  • registered, practising tutors and lecturers who’ll make sure you’re being taught the latest techniques and give you the support you need to succeed
  • a new training grant for student paramedics worth at least £5,000 a year

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HCPC accredited

Our Paramedic Science degree meets the standards set by the HCPC so when you graduate, you’ll be eligible to register and get to work as a Paramedic.


Our Paramedic Science BSc (Hons) degree places a real emphasis on practical clinical experience. This means that when you graduate from ARU, you’ll already have the skills you need to perform effectively in the workplace.

You'll be eligible to apply for registration as a Paramedic with the Health & Care Professions Council and work as a Paramedic. You might choose to work in NHS ambulances or response cars, air ambulances or control rooms. You could also work in a range of out-of-hospital emergency and primary care services.

Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us, of course. You might decide to stay at ARU and study for a Masters, such as our MSc Physician Associate. With our Alumni Scholarship, you'll even get 20% off your fees as an ARU graduate.

Employability and personal career development

Informed by employers, our courses support an integrated approach to employability. You’ll have opportunities to develop the skills and abilities they are looking for and gain a deeper understanding of how your academic learning relates to the world of work through Live Briefs and Ruskin Modules.

To amplify your career ambition, you will need to actively dedicate time outside of your studies, whether you choose to explore placements, internships or volunteering. Or you could make a social impact by collaborating with our partner organisations through our volunteer scheme Students at the Heart of Knowledge Exchange (SHoKE). These all give you an edge, providing you with experience that you will be able to evidence on your CV and talk about in interviews.

Our Employability and Careers Service offers a range of expert advice and support to build your unique professional profile, including tailored career appointments, advice on writing your CV, and help to complete job applications. You’ll have 24/7 access to the Careers Centre, our comprehensive online digital resource, which empowers you to start building a Personal Career Development Plan from the very start. Design your future at ARU.

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Do you have a question that we haven't answered so far? Talk to our application experts. You can also ask our Student Ambassadors about life at ARU.

We're here Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm (please note we close at 3.30pm on the first and third Thursday of the month for staff training), and Friday 9am-4.30pm.

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You’ll spend some of your learning time out on placement. It’s a great chance to get hands-on experience in assessing, treating and communicating with patients.

Your guide to placements
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If your application to study Paramedic Science is successful, we'll invite you to an interview day in Cambridge or Chelmsford. Here’s how to get prepared.

Your Paramedic Science interview
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Taster Days

If you want to know more about our Paramedic Science BSc (Hons) course, we're offering virtual taster days where you can meet our lecturers and current students, learn more about the course and the role of the paramedic, and pick up useful tips for your application and interview.

Find out more about our Taster Days