Enhanced Paramedic Practice (BSc (Hons))

Swansea University

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
2 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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About Enhanced Paramedic Practice at Swansea University

Course Overview

TUITION FEES: UK and EU students are eligible to apply for an enhanced support package for health related courses offered through the NHS Wales Bursary arrangements.

DURATION: This course takes between two-four years of part-time study

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: The course enables paramedics undertaking work-based learning and practice development to gain academic credit for their learning. To apply 120 credits are needed at level 5.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Unfortunately this course is not currently available to international students.

Key features

Why study at Swansea?

  • Strong links with the Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust (WAST)
  • Paramedical and Nursing Sciences at Swansea University were ranked 14th in the Guardian League Table in 2014.
  • 100% overall student satisfaction (NSS 2014)
  • 100% of students are satisfied with the academic support they receive (NSS 2014)
  • 100% of students agree that staff are good at explaining things (Unistats 2014)
  • Students can undertake two week study and cultural tours to China, Vietnam and Thailand. 

Some modules are available to study through the medium of Welsh.

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Course description

The degree in Enhanced Paramedic Practice has been developed to enable Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered paramedics undertaking work-based learning and practice development to gain academic credit for their learning.

Many staff who teach on the programme are Registered Paramedics and still work in practice.

The College of Human and Health Sciences has state-of-the-art facilities for students of paramedic science. The clinical practice suite allows students to learn practical skills before using them in a real life situation.  The Welsh National Ambulance training centre also offers realistic workplace experience. Read more here about facilities at the College of Human and Health Sciences. 

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The University's Academic Success Programme offers complementary study skills courses to help students maximise their potential.

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Notes about fees for this course

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International BSc (Hons) Part-time £1,750 N/A

Fees for full time Undergraduate UK/EU students may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government.

Fees for full time Undergraduate International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Entry requirements

Entry onto the BSc programme requires; current employment as a HCPC registered paramedic and evidence of 120 credits at level 5.

Alternatively, paramedics without 120 credits at level 5 can access the BSc on completion of the Diploma in Enhanced Professional Practice. For example, IHCD paramedics can apply for APeL through assessment of their practice portfolio and be awarded credits for their experiential learning by the college of human health science. The remaining credits will be achieved through the modules within the Enhanced Professional Practice Diploma. 

Applicants should also familiarise themselves with the NHS Wales Values and Standards of Behaviour.

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