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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Paramedical Work

Course type


Course Summary

The changing nature of the NHS requires pro-active practitioners who are innovative leaders capable of adapting to an environment of continual change.

  • Embark on the only face-to-face taught programme of its kind in North West England
  • Take your place at the forefront of changes in the NHS
  • Enjoy a flexible and innovative approach to postgraduate education

We understand that paramedics need to demonstrate a range of well-developed managerial, leadership, interpersonal and problem solving skills, in addition to the more specialist clinical elements which this course supports.

The degree is designed to enhance your current knowledge and understanding and enable you to challenge and critically evaluate your professional practice. It aims to advance your skills as a professional and enhance your career pathway opportunities.

The modules in this programme have been designed and developed to ensure they match the requirements paramedics need to demonstrate in their advancing role. It also includes inter-professional modules, which are aimed at health professionals who cross professional boundaries in their day-to-day practice.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date



Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core
Ethical and Legal Issues within Advanced Practice (10 Credits) - Core
Foundations of Research (20 Credits) - Core
Public Health and the Paramedic (20 Credits) - Core
Concepts of Advanced Paramedic Practice - Core
Clinical Diagnostics (10 Credits) - Optional
Professional Practice in Palliative Care (30 Credits) - Optional
Pathophysiology Advanced Practice (10 Credits) - Optional
Independent and Supplementary Prescribing (20 Credits) - Optional
Clinical Examination (10 Credits) - Optional

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (credit)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

You will need: •a minimum 2:2 honours degree in a related subject. •sufficient knowledge to embark upon and complete the programme in the required time limits •to demonstrate that you will benefit from and contribute to the programme Additional information •IELTS 7.0 in all components •We accept a wide range of candidates •You will need two references, academic transcripts or their equivalent •Any applications for recognition of prior (experiential) learning (RPEL) will be submitted to the EHC Faculty Recognition Group in line with the University’s Recognition of Prior (Experiential) Learning Policy •Non-standard applications are welcomed. The Programme Leader will decide whether to admit a candidate on the basis of experience and will consider the support they have for practice related modules •Applicants wishing to undertake the Independent and Supplementary Prescribing module should note that this is a professional body accredited programme and requires students to follow the employing NHS Trusts (or other health care service) protocols and approvals prior to selecting this as a choice module

Department profile

Studying for your postgrad at LJMU means benefiting from professionally relevant and up-to-date teaching that will have a real impact on your career. Working at the vanguard of developments in the education, sport and health sectors, our lecturers and professional tutors are actively involved in research, consultancy, knowledge transfer and policy influencing. Add this to our extensive networks with schools and other education providers, as...more

University information

Founded in 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is ranked in the top 600 higher education institutions in the world (THE World University Ranking 2017/18) and attracts staff and students from over 100 countries. A host of taught courses and research opportunities are available across LJMU’s five faculties: Arts, Professional and Social Studies Education, Health and Community Engineering and Technology Science Liverpool...more