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.
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.
Our exciting Paramedic Science degree course will teach you the skills you need to work as a Paramedic. You'll get practical experience by using our modern skills laboratories, mannequins and specialist equipment, and back it up with the theory you learn in the lecture theatre. Then you'll apply both theory and practice on your clinical placements with local ambulance trusts. You'll be placed with either East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust or London Ambulance Service NHS Trust. As well as your ambulance placement you'll also experience other types of placement including critical care, maternity and emergency departments.
You'll get expert guidance from supportive tutors, including practising professionals, you'll learn to work as a multidisciplinary team, reflecting the real-life working environment.
Our Paramedic Science degree is designed and delivered by our team of Paramedic academics and practitioners with input from our partner ambulance services. It's approved by the Health & Care Professions Council, so you'll be eligible to apply for registration to work as a Paramedic as soon as you graduate.
After graduation and registration, you could work in a wide range of out-of-hospital care settings, including an ambulance or response car, the control room, an air ambulance (HEMS) team, or a hazardous area response team. Increasingly, Paramedics are also helping to deliver acute care in hospitals and private healthcare, such as at concerts or motor-racing events, as well as working in primary care settings including GP surgeries and walk-in centres.
We're dedicated to the continual improvement of every aspect of healthcare and delivering the values set out in the NHS Constitution.
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As part of your Paramedic Science studies with ARU, you’ll be able to take advantage of:
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.
Course Leader - Paramedic Science
Clinical Skills Tutor
Clinical Skills Tutor
Senior Lecturer in Emergency Medicine
Deputy Head of School of Allied Health (Paramedic courses)
Clinical Skills Tutor
Lecturer in Paramedic Science, Site Lead (Cambridge) - BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science
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.
"Studying at ARU enabled me to gain the best experience possible from one-on-one tutoring through to high fidelity simulations."
BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science graduateAlex'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
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
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