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 in Cambridge or Chelmsford, 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.

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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 a state-of-the-art anatomy suite
  • 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.

Alex Grant

"Studying at ARU enabled me to gain the best experience possible from one-on-one tutoring through to high fidelity simulations."

Alex Grant

BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science graduate

Alex's experience as a paramedic so far

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You’ll spend 50% 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 offer Taster Days each year in both Cambridge and Chelmsford.

Find out more about our Taster Days