2021/22 entry

BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science - Currently closed to new applications

Course fees

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

All figures are subject to annual increases.
Tuition fees are subject to parliamentary approval.

Course type

BSc (Hons)

Bachelor of Science

UCAS info

UCAS code: A900

Institute code: L51

Study mode

Three years full time

 This course is no longer accepting applications for 2021 entry

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
  • £5,000 per year NHS grant, plus another £2,000 for students with dependent children
  • Start month: September
  • Campus location: City Campus
Please Note: Application for September 2021 entry is now closed. Application for September 2022 will be available when UCAS opens for the new cycle (usually in May).

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

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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.

Not covered as part of the course or included in course fees:

  • Provisional driving licence
  • C1 Class driving licence training and test

You can read more about the C1 licence requirement on the College of Paramedics website.

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

Craig Pattinson, DipHE Paramedic Practice student

Work-related learning

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.

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

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.

You will study a range of topics as you move through your three-year programme. By completing each of the modules from anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology through to leadership and research, you will benefit from content that is current, topical and designed around today's evidence base.

In line with the College of Paramedics Curriculum Framework Guidance, the course runs from September to May each year.

Level 4

Core:

  • Structure and Function of the Human Body
  • Foundations of Communication and Professionalism
  • Illness, Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Introduction to Clinical Skills
  • Perspectives of Health
  • Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness
  • Clinical Skills for the Developing Paramedic​

Level 5
Core:

  • Research Methodologies for Paramedics
  • Pathophysiology
  • Clinical Examination, Assessment and Decision Making
  • Advanced Clinical Skills
  • Promoting Professional Values
  • Applied Pharmacology for Paramedics
  • Managing the Critically Ill Patient

Level 6

Core
  • Leadership as a Practice Educator
  • Enhanced Clinical Skills
  • Expanding Research in Paramedic Practice
  • Healthcare Leadership
  • Dissertation


Teaching and work-related 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), your household income and if you are going to live in your parental home or elsewhere while you study.

The information below relates to the 2021/22 academic year unless otherwise specified.

NEW NHS Learning Support Fund (LSF)

In addition to student finance, eligible students may also receive the new NHS Learning Support Fund.

This non means tested allowance consists of:-

  • £5,000 per year training grant
  • £2,000 per year Parental Support
  • £1,000 per year for those that are going to study a shortage subject.

For more information see the NHS website.

LJMU bursary

The LJMU bursary is automatically paid to eligible students – you do not need to apply for it. In 2021/22 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

The information below relates to both UK students studying in 2021/22.

If you are interested in studying with us in 2021/22, please be aware that the UK’s departure from the EU may affect your tuition fees. Learn more about your fee status and which tuition fees are relevant to you.

In 2021/22 the annual tuition fee for full time, undergraduate, home students is £9,250. 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 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.

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 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.

For more information on student finance, eligibility and loan repayments go to: 

www.gov.uk/studentfinance if you normally live in England
www.studentfinancewales.co.uk if you normally live in Wales
www.studentfinanceni.co.uk if you normally live in Northern Ireland
www.SAAS.gov.uk if you normally live in Scotland

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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 £26,575* 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 £26,575).*

* 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 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 offers advice and guidance on career development and as a team we will be guiding and advising you.

Careers, Employability and Enterprise Service

We are committed to ensuring all of our students experience a transformation in their employability skills and mindset and their career trajectory. A wide range of opportunities and support is available to you, within and beyond your course.

Every undergraduate curriculum includes Future Focus, an e-learning resource and workshop designed to help you to develop personal insight into your talents, passion and purpose. It will enable you to become more proactive, adaptable and resilient in your awareness and approach to career possibilities. You’ll be encouraged to engage with personal and professional development opportunities.

A suite of learning experiences, services and opportunities is available to final year students to help ensure you leave with a great onward plan and the means to make it a reality.

Our Centre for Entrepreneurship can help you to grow your enterprise skills and to research, plan and start your own business. You also have access to Careers Zone 24/7, LJMU’s state-of-the-art suite of online tools and resources; opportunities for flexible, paid and part-time work through Unitemps, themed webinars; an annual programme of employer events; funded extracurricular internships and one-to-one advice to accelerate your job search, CV and interview technique.

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

International and non-UK EU nationals should check the NHS bursary website for details on residency conditions:

NHSBSA website

If you have any further queries, please contact the International Office on 0151 904 6499.

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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