BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science

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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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Inside our Paramedic Science BSc (Hons) course

Our students and course leader discuss the key points of our Paramedic Science degree

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.

Course options

Course options

Applications for Paramedic Science in Cambridge for 2022 have now closed. Applications for 2023 will open in September.

Key facts

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Facilities and accreditation

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

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.

At ARU, we work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities you’ll need to take on this exciting career. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through placements.

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.


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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


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

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