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2019/20 entry

BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science

Course fees

Tuition fee type Cost (per annum)
Full time home/EU tuition fee: £9,250 per annum*

All figures are subject to yearly increases.


*The Department for Education (DfE) have recently announced that they will be freezing tuition fees for the 2019/20 academic year.

Course type

BSc (Hons)

Bachelor of Science

UCAS info

UCAS code: A900

Institute code: L51

Study mode

Three years full time

 This course is available in Clearing 2019

Call our hotline on 0808 5 564 565 to ask about vacancies on courses starting in September.

Minimum UCAS points required: Call for details 0808 5 564 565

About your course

The BSc Paramedic Science at Liverpool John Moores University gives you the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills and confidence required to become a registered paramedic. You will achieve the high standard expected of today’s health professionals, enabling you to work effectively at the frontline of patient care.

  • A wide range of quality placement opportunities
  • A programme delivered by HCPC registered paramedics
  • Supported in a multi professional learning environment
  • Excellent supervision and support in practice settings
  • Evidenced based education and learning
  • Start month: September
  • Campus location: City Campus

Watch our LJMU Student Paramedics film - see what is means to study Paramedic Science at LJMU.

Additional course costs

May incur additional costs for travel to placement and parking. Reimbursement for this has not yet been identified or agreed. Students who would like to buy extra uniform items, further to their standard uniform which is included in the course fees, have the option to do so.

‘The practice facilities are excellent and available to be used flexibly whenever we want to practice our skills.’

Tony Charles, DipHE Paramedic Practice student

'The staff are extremely approachable and always happy to help.'

Craig Pattinson, DipHE Paramedic Practice student

Work-related learning

Your education will be uniquely delivered, with each discipline underpinned by the most current evidence base and linking directly to your placement opportunities.

The wide range of placements coupled with the evidence-based learning will offer you a unique insight into the profession of the paramedic. By designing your programme in this innovative way, we are confident that you will successfully develop your skills, knowledge and professionalism as you move closer to the point of registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Support and guidance

You will have support from paramedics and other healthcare staff who will be your Practice Educators during your clinical placements.

In addition, you will be allocated a Personal Tutor at LJMU, who will give you feedback on how you are progressing with your studies and help you to plan for your educational and career development. The university also offer wider support for all of our students if needed.

Go abroad

LJMU aims to make an international opportunity available to every student. You could take part in a work placement in Europe under the ERASMUS+ scheme or apply for one of our prestigious worldwide internship programmes. There are also opportunities to attend a two-week summer school with one of our worldwide partners.

Our Go Global Fund can help with costs towards volunteering, individual projects or unpaid placements anywhere in the world. With all these opportunities at your feet, why wouldn’t you take up the chance to go abroad?

Find out more about studying or working abroad or email us at: goabroad@ljmu.ac.uk.

Course details

You will learn how to assess and treat a wide range of patients with a variety of acute and long term conditions, both medical and trauma-related.

Working alongside other health professionals and emergency services, you will develop strong leadership skills and the ability to work independently, as well as being a member of a team. A good level of physical fitness is paramount as moving and handling of patients and equipment is part of the role.

Your placements will be in the most part with North West Ambulance NHS Trust (NWAS). They are the largest ambulance service outside London, providing emergency care for 7 million people across the region and responding to 952,000 calls each year.

As you progress under supervision, you will be challenged to adapt quickly as situations change. The course will help you develop the clinical skills, underpinning knowledge and interpersonal skills you need to care for people in distressing circumstances. Ultimately, you will have the confidence to work effectively and independently.

We utilise many practice areas within the Merseyside and Cheshire area, which include NWAS, accident and emergency departments, health centres, hospital operating theatres, maternity units, paediatric facilities, mental health facilities and critical care facilities. Each of these placements will add to your experience and development as a paramedic student.

We have excellent facilities within the university so that we can offer you simulated experiences to support your practice. You will benefit from multi-professional days when you will be working alongside and learning with midwifery and nursing students.

What you will study on this degree

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

You will study a range of topics as you move through your three-year programme. This degree will fully prepare you for practice. You will be able to apply for registration with the HCPC and feel confident in yourself as a practitioner.

By completing each of the modules from anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology through to leadership and research, you will benefit from modules that are current, topical and designed around today's evidence base.

Teaching and learning

Each of the team here at LJMU want you to enjoy your learning and be able to see the relevance of the theory and the links with clinical application and patient care.

We deliver our modules in a variety of methods. We appreciate that students learn in differing ways and we have the experience and understanding to support each individual through the programme.

Your lecturers

All of the paramedic team are HCPC registered Paramedics.

We also have a multi-disciplinary, wider team, which will be utilised to further enhance your experience as a paramedic student. By working with social workers, councillors, midwifes, mental health nurses, adult nurses and child nurses, we can offer you a unique learning experience within the university coupled with the wide range of placement activity.

Assessment and feedback

Your marks and feedback will be available within 15 working days of submitting a piece of work.

That’s because we believe that constructive feedback is vital in helping you identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to develop further.

Finance and fees

Find out more about the student funding that you may be eligible for from either LJMU or the government. This section will give you information about grants and loans as well as targeted support for students with children, adult dependants or those with a disability.

Please note that the amount of money you will receive as a student is dependent on where in the UK you normally live (i.e. England, Wales, Northern Ireland or Scotland).

LJMU scholarships

LJMU's scholarships are open to all new full-time Home and EU undergraduates that are liable to pay tuition fees. These awards are not income assessed, they are based on excellence. If successful, you will be awarded a scholarship for each year of your course subject to satisfactory progress. Scholarships are worth between £1,000 and £10,000 per year. The money you receive doesn’t have to be paid back.

LJMU bursary

The LJMU bursary is automatically paid to eligible students – you do not need to apply for it. The annual bursary is £500, which works out at £1,500 over a three year degree.

LJMU bursaries are means-tested and you don’t have to pay them back; they are intended to help you meet some of the costs associated with being a student.

Tuition fees

You will be charged a fee for each year of your course. The University reserves the right to increase fees up to the maximum permitted by law or government policy in the second and subsequent years of your course. Generally, these fee increases are linked to RPIX inflation (Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).

The Department for Education (DfE) have recently announced that they will be freezing tuition fees for the 2019/20 academic year.

The important thing to remember is that you don't have to pay your tuition fees upfront - subject to meeting eligibility criteria, you can take out a tuition fee loan for each year of your course.

You can also take out a maintenance or living cost loan for each year of your course to cover your living expenses, such as rent and food.

You don’t start repaying your student loans until after you’ve left university and start earning at least £25,000**.

For more information on eligibility and tuition fee loans, go to: 

www.gov.uk/studentfinance

LJMU is committed to ensuring that students understand the full cost of studying at the University. Your tuition fee will cover or contribute to, as appropriate, expenses associated with your core modules, including:

  • safety equipment, such as lab coats and goggles
  • uniforms for nurses, paramedics and other professional placements
  • UK field trips and other educational visits
  • student exchanges
  • DBS checks (Disclosure and Barring Service – formerly CRB)
  • Professional sector regulatory body membership

** Repayment threshold for students normally resident in England and Wales.

Living expenses (maintenance) loan

In addition to your tuition fees, eligible full-time undergraduate students can also apply for a maintenance loan to cover your living costs. If you’re eligible, you can take out a loan for each year of your course.

The amount you’ll receive will depend on where in the UK you normally live and your household income. This money will be paid into your bank or building society account in three instalments and it’s up to you to budget for your living costs.

Part time students starting in 2018 or later can also apply for a maintenance loan.

For more information on student loans, go to: www.gov.uk/studentfinance

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Paying back your student loans

You only start repaying your student loans the April after you have graduated or left university and start earning £25,716* or above. Repayments are based on a percentage of your salary not how much you have borrowed from the Student Loans Company. Repayments are currently set at 9% of any income over the threshold (which is currently set at £25,716).*

* Repayment threshold for students normally resident in England and Wales.

Career prospects

We are proud that our Paramedic students have had a 100% employment record upon graduating

Once completing the programme, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council. This registration will allow you to practice anywhere in the UK as a paramedic.

Once you are a paramedic and you start to build on your experience, you can start to consider any progression within your chosen healthcare setting, weather that is with an ambulance service, primary care setting or any other form of NHS Trust or private organisation. You can also develop wider skills and educational pathways, which would support your future development.  The College of Paramedics offer advice and guidance on career development and as a team we will be guiding and advising you

The College of Paramedics offer advice and guidance on career development and as a team we will be guiding and advising you.

CareerSmart programme

All students in their first year of study will have an opportunity to engage with the CareerSmart programme as an integral part of a core module of study. Once you have completed this, a wide range of other career-related provision and services will be available to support your development throughout your studies.

The new CareerSmart e-learning tool will introduce you to the steps involved in making informed choices about your career. It will enable you to consider your strengths and development areas, your career motivators, the options available to you and the necessary steps to take to achieve your career goals. 

 

Professional accreditation / links

Successful completion of our Paramedic Science degree results In eligibility to apply for Registration with the Health and Care  Professions Council, giving you the opportunity to practice anywhere in the UK.

International study

Please note: this programme is not suitable for students who require a Tier 4 visa. Due to immigration requirements, Tier 4 international students must study on a full-time basis.

The University reserves the right to withdraw or make alterations to a course and facilities if necessary; this may be because such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University. Where this does happen, the University operates a policy of consultation, advice and support to all enrolled students affected by the proposed change to their course or module.
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