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Paramedic Science (Pre Registration) MSc

Paramedic Science (Pre Registration) MSc

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Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Paramedical Work

Course type


Course Summary


Are you ready for a new challenge and thinking of becoming a paramedic? Our exciting MSc Paramedic Science master’s degree will give you the relevant knowledge, skills and clinical expertise to deliver safe and effective treatment to patients in the pre-hospital and out of hospital environment.

We have partnered with the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, the busiest emergency ambulance service in the UK, to deliver this degree course.

The course has been designed for those with a healthcare profession undergraduate degree, or another degree alongside considerable experience in a healthcare setting, who wish to become a paramedic in two years.

This masters in paramedic science will enable you to become a registered practitioner with knowledge, skills, and clinical expertise to deliver safe, effective and appropriate treatment to service users with urgent, emergency, and unscheduled healthcare requirements.

Course detail

Paramedics are Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) regulated Allied Health Professionals (AHPs), who provide unscheduled care to people who have an urgent or emergency healthcare need out of the hospital environment. They assess, treat, manage, discharge and/or where appropriate refer service users across the lifespan, with almost any injury or illness (encompassing acute, chronic, and/or specialist services).

This course will enable you to become a self-sufficient registered practitioner who has the knowledge, skills, and clinical expertise to deliver safe, effective and appropriate treatment to service users with urgent, emergency, and unscheduled healthcare requirements. This includes management at the scene, or in-hospital of critically ill and injured patients.

On successful completion of this postgraduate Paramedic Science degree, you will be eligible to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a paramedic.


Successful completion of this course allows you to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for registration as a qualified paramedic. Once qualified and HPCP registered you can apply for a job in an NHS Ambulance Trust, where most of the Paramedics work.

You could also go on to work in:

  • GP surgeries
  • walk-in centres
  • minor injury units
  • helicopter emergency services
  • oil rigs
  • research units


This module aims to provide you with knowledge and skills to recognise the impact of the psycho-social and economic determinants of health on populations and individuals and contribute to improvement in health outcomes, through multi-agency working and the use of behavioural interventions in patient contacts.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

You will need an undergraduate degree (class 2:2 or above) in one of the following: a healthcare profession, for example: nursing, midwifery or an allied health profession, biological sciences, with experience of direct patient contact (equivalent to 6 months full-time) in an employed or voluntary role, for example: nursing associate, healthcare assistant or care worker, non-biological sciences or healthcare degrees, with at least two-years’ experience in a registrant or non-registrant clinical role providing quasi-autonomous out-of-hospital urgent and emergency unscheduled care. For example: NHS emergency medical technician, associate ambulance practitioner or ambulance nurse. In addition to the above, you will also need: GCSE English language and maths grade 9 – 4 / A* - C or equivalent (Functional Skills Level 2 in English and maths), to hold a full manual UK driving license (ideally with provisional C1 entitlement on application), with no history of a serious driving offence or more than 3 points, to be classified as a Home (UK) student prior to starting the course, and a NMC or HCPC registered healthcare professional with conditions of practice will not be eligible to apply for this course.

University information

The University of West London (UWL) is based in the heart of one of the UK’s most successful business regions, with a number of global organisations such a GlaxoSmithKline and Sky based locally. The University offers postgraduate courses in subjects ranging from nursing to music. Known as the ‘career university’, there is an impressive graduate employment rate, with courses specifically designed to enable students to secure work after...more

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