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Applied Paramedic Science

Please note we are no longer offering this course to new applicants.

About this course

Entry year:
Course code:
Allied Health Professions
Two years
Programme leader:
Jason Brooke
Key fact:
If you're a practising paramedic, this course builds on the Foundation Degree in Paramedic Science - to advance your skills further, and help you respond to the changing demands of your role.

Page last updated 5 July 2018


Why study applied paramedic science?

Registered paramedics need contemporary knowledge and specialist skills to meet the changing demands of practice, in the out-of-hospital emergency and urgent care fields.

With an increased emphasis on alternative care pathways in the NHS, up-to-date skills and knowledge are an essential factor in paramedics being able to make timely, well-supported clinical decisions that deliver the best possible patient care.

Why UWE Bristol?

BSc(Hons) Applied Paramedic Science is a specially developed course for qualified paramedics.

With outstanding onsite facilities, and a strong emphasis on case-based learning and realistic practice scenarios, you'll build the set of skills and knowledge you need to meet the evolving demands of your role.

Learn with dynamic, supportive academics, including practising paramedics, critical care doctors, pharmacists, cardiac nurse specialists and emergency department consultants.

Build your knowledge of advanced and specialist clinical practice from pre-hospital trauma to the latest developments in primary care.

Develop the strong leadership, interpersonal, problem-solving and decision-making skills you need to carry out a wide variety of modern paramedic roles.

Learn through a balanced mix of theory, evidence-based learning, case studies, practical skill development and simulations. 

With a good theory to practice ratio, you'll apply your new skills and understanding directly into practice as you progress.

Where can it take me?

Specialist paramedics are a pivotal resource within the contemporary NHS and new roles are emerging to respond to this demand.

This course will enhance your CV and increase your employment opportunities.

You could move into specialist areas of practice, working as an emergency care practitioner, critical care paramedic or as part of a medical team within Hazardous Area Response Team (HART).

Watch: The learning and teaching experience



You will study:

  • Advanced Pre-Hospital Trauma Management
  • Contemporary Paramedic Practice in Urgent Care
  • Advancing Paramedic Practice
  • Applied Paramedic Pharmacology
  • Evidencing Contemporary Paramedic Practice.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

This course uses a variety of learning methods, which means you'll have face-to-face teaching days at Glenside, as well as interactive master classes and scenarios, practical workshops and online learning days.

Take a look at one of our recent scenario days at Glenside campus.

You'll have access to full text articles, documents, websites, online quizzes and additional resources.

You can work through modules from any location and at a time that suits you, so you can fit in studying more easily alongside your work and other commitments.

See our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.


You'll be assessed in a range of ways, including written examinations and professional practice assessments.

See our full glossary of assessment terms.


Study facilities

Benefit from outstanding learning and teaching facilities, including the Glenside library, recognised as one of the best healthcare libraries in the country.

Tap into a huge selection of books, journals, audio-visual materials and specialist health and social care software, to support your studies.

The course has a practical focus, and you'll get to practise and hone your professional skills in our advanced Skills Simulation Suite.

Learn more about UWE Bristol's facilities and resources.


Careers / Further study

Paramedic practice is a growing area in the NHS, with new positions and responsibilities being introduced all the time.

This course gives you the leadership, interpersonal, problem solving and specialist clinical skills to develop in your current role.

You'll be in a strong position to go for the new specialist roles, such as emergency care practitioner or critical care paramedic.

Get inspired

Our award-winning careers service will develop your employment potential through career coaching and find you graduate jobs, placements and global opportunities.

We can also help find local volunteering and community opportunities, provide support for entrepreneurial activity and get you access to employer events.

Visit our employability pages to learn more about careers, employers and what our students are doing six months after graduating.


2 Year Part Time Top Up Course

FeesAmount (£)
Home/EU-Part Time-Year 1-Annual Fee5781
Home/EU-Part Time-Year 2-Annual Fee3469

Indicative Additional Costs

FeesAmount (£)
Additional Course Costs - Part Time - Home/EU - Indicative Maximum Cost Per Year450

Supplementary fee information

Additional costs are for items you could need during your studies that aren't covered by the standard tuition fee. These could be materials, textbooks, travel, clothing, software or printing.

Learn more about costs


Students starting this course in September 2018 should follow this link to view their joining instructions.

We automatically send a message via your Welcome website plus an email to notify you once your joining instructions are available. It is important that you regularly check your Welcome website for new messages about your Registration and Enrolment. If you have not received the email please contact our Applicant Experience Team by email at so we may check that we have the correct address.

For more information about joining the University, please see our New Students pages.

Typical offers

  • English Language Requirement:

    If your first language isn't English, you need an IELTS score of at least 7 overall, with 6.5 in each section.

Entry requirements

You will need to be a registered paramedic to enrol on this course.

1. Award sought, with entry to the course at level three:

  • You must have experience of, or be working in an area that will enable you to meet the learning outcomes of the course.
  • You must have 240 credits (of which not less than 100 credits are at level two or above) in a related area or equivalent through the faculty A(E)L processes. If you are a paramedic who qualified with a recognised Foundation Degree or Diploma, you will automatically be given 240 credits.

2. Accelerated route to enter at level three:

If you are a registered paramedic who are seeking the award and wish to study the course, without appropriate academic experience, you must successfully complete the Accelerated Learning for Professionals module (UZTS76-20-2).

Through an individual application to the programme leader, it will be acknowledged that you will have the equivalent of 240 credits once the above criteria has been achieved in addition to providing evidence of your registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.

In addition, you must have experience of, or be working in, an area that will enable you to meet the learning outcomes of the course.

How to apply

Read more about undergraduate applications.

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