Glasgow Caledonian University Paramedic

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Glasgow Caledonian University Paramedic

BSc Paramedic Science (Subject to Approval)

The modern paramedic treats and cares for people locally, or in their home, to assist in reducing avoidable hospital admissions, as well as for emergency situations.

Throughout this challenging and exciting programme you will learn alongside other healthcare practitioners reflecting the collaborative nature of working in a modern healthcare system.

BSc Paramedic Science is the first full time undergraduate degree of its kind in Scotland. Our state of the art simulation laboratory, including high fidelity mannequins and technology will give you an authentic learning experience delivered by excellent lecturers from a variety of clinical backgrounds.

Practice based education within the Scottish Ambulance Service in addition to a range of placements within health and social care will allow you to link and enhance the theory and practical knowledge and skills gained in teaching time.

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Course Details

3 Years
Start Date
September 2017
Full Time
Subject Area
Health and Social Care
GCU Glasgow


Tuition fees need to be paid to the university however some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university. A guide to fees at GCU.

Additional Costs

Driving Licence
Paramedics must hold a clean UK Driving Licence with a provisional C1 entitlement added and pass an advanced driving course (not pursuit). This is not an entry requirement but you should achieve these independently before the end of the programme to increase your employment opportunities.

You will also have to think about accommodation, living costs, travel, books and socialising. To make things as simple as possible we have information on all of this available at and

Minimum Entry Requirements

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.
Year 1
SQA Higher: BBBC including English and preferably Biology, plus Nat 5 Maths
A level: BCC and preferably Biology, plus GCSE English and Maths at C/4
ILC Higher: H2 H3 H3 H3 including English and preferably Biology at Higher plus Ordinary level Maths at O2.
HNC: HNC in a relevant Health related subject.
SWAP: A Health or Science related area at grades BBB.

Professional Accreditation

This degree will enable you to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for registration as a paramedic (subject to programme approval).

Additional Requirements

Applicants will be required to attend interview as part of the admissions process. Acceptance to this programme is subject to a satisfactory occupational health screening and PVG clearance.

You must be physically fit and have the strength to lift and carry patients and equipment.

English Language

Students whose first language is not English will be required to hold the equivalent of an IELTS test score of overall 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in each component.